For the eighth time in her career and for the first time since 2015, Taylor Swift simultaneously leads the Billboard Artist 100, Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts.
Swift topped all three charts (dated August 8) as new surprise album Folklore launches to the top of the Billboard 200 with 846,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending July 30, according to Nielsen Music / MRC Data. The sum is the largest in a single week for an album since Swift’s last LP, Lover, in September 2019.
Plus, Folklore The single “Cardigan” exploded at # 1 on the Hot 100, as Swift became the first act to debut at # 1 on the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 the same week. Meanwhile, the 16 songs of the Standard Edition of Folklore enter the Hot 100.
Swift spends a record 38th week at No.1 on Artist 100, leading for the first time since September 7, 2019, when Lover entered the map. Drake spent the second-biggest week atop the Artist 100 (31).
When the Artist 100 launched in 2014, only eight artists led the Artist 100, Hot 100 and Billboard 200 at the same time. Drake achieved the feat in a record 14 weeks (most recently August 11, 2018, with Scorpion atop the Billboard 200 and ‘In My Feelings’ atop the Hot 100), followed by Swift (eight), Adele (six), Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd (two each) and Camila Cabello and Kendrick Lamar (one each) .
Swift is the first artist to complete the trifecta since The Weeknd (After hours, “Blinding Lights”) on April 25. It had tripled for the last time on January 10, 2015 (1989, ” Empty space “).
Among the other Artist 100 charts, Logic returns to # 2, as his new album No pressure comes in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 221,000 units. The rapper spent a week at No.1 on the Artist 100, in March 2018.
Artist 100 measures artist activity through key metrics of music consumption, combining album and track sales, radio broadcast, streaming, and social media fan interaction to provide a multidimensional weekly ranking of artist popularity.