Billie Eilish jumps from No. 24 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Aug. 14), reigning as the top musical act in the U.S. for an 11th total week, and for the first time since February 2020, thanks to her new LP Happier Than Ever.
The set arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 238,000 equivalent album units, according to MRC Data, notching the fifth-largest week of 2021 in terms of weekly units earned.
Eilish concurrently places nine songs on the latest Billboard Hot 100 chart, all from Happier Than Ever. Here’s a recap (all are debuts except where noted):
No. 11, “Happier Than Ever”
No. 59, “NDA” (up from No. 87; peaked at No. 39)
No. 69, “Getting Older”
No. 70, “Billie Bossa Nova”
No. 72, “Oxytocin”
No. 80, “I Didn’t Change My Number”
No. 84, “Lost Cause” (re-entry; peaked at No. 27)
No. 90, “Halley’s Comet”
No. 91, “My Future” (re-entry; peaked at No. 6)
Eilish’s six debuts up her total to 30 career Hot 100 appearances. She first reached the ranking in June 2018 with her Khalid duet “Lovely.” She boasts five top 10s, including the No. 1 “Bad Guy” in 2019.
With her 11th week at No. 1 on the Artist 100, Eilish passes Adele for ninth-most frames on top. Taylor Swift leads all acts with 48 weeks, followed by Drake (32), The Weeknd (22), BTS (19), Ariana Grande (15), Post Malone, Justin Bieber (14 each), and Ed Sheeran (12).
Elsewhere on the Artist 100, Prince re-enters at No. 4 as his LP Welcome 2 America opens at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 (55,000 units). The set, which becomes the late legend’s highest-charting new release since 2009, is his milestone 20th top 10 album, tying him with Elton John for the 10th-most top 10s since the chart became a combined stereo and mono ranking in August 1963.
Prince led the Artist 100 chart for two weeks following his death in 2016.
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.
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