Post Malone spends a second consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Sept. 28) to remain the top musical act in the U.S. for a seventh total week, as his new LP Hollywood’s Bleeding logs its second straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 198,000 equivalent album units earned, according to Nielsen Music.
Malone‘s Artist 100 rule is also aided by 14 entries, all from the new set, on the Billboard Hot 100 (only three less than he had last week), led by two in the top 10: “Goodbyes,” featuring Young Thug, at No. 8 and “Circles” at No. 9.
Taylor Swift holds the record for the most time in charge: 37 weeks.
The Artist 100 measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.
The Lumineers re-enter the Artist 100 at No. 2, powered by their third LP, III, which opens at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 86,000 units. The Americana/folk band previously led the Artist 100 for a week in April 2016 upon the chart start of its sophomore LP, Cleopatra.