Ariana Grande Rules HipHopMagz Artist 100, Lil Nas X Debuts


Only Taylor Swift, Drake and The Weeknd have spent more weeks at No. 1 than Grande.

Ariana Grande logs her 12th total week at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100, continuing her reign as the top musical act in the U.S. (on the chart dated March 30).

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.

Grande rules the Artist 100 as her smash single "7 Rings" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, tying her personal-best reign; "Thank U, Next" led for seen weeks beginning in November.

Grande passes Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran for the fourth-most weeks atop the Artist 100. Here's an updated look at the acts with the most weeks at No. 1:

Most weeks at No. 1 on the Artist 100
36, Taylor Swift
31, Drake
15, The Weeknd
12, Ariana Grande
11, Justin Bieber
11, Ed Sheeran
10, Adele

Rounding out the Artist 100's top five, Queen rebounds 3-2, Post Malone gains 4-3, Khalid skips 6-4 and Juice WRLD drops to No. 5 after a week at No. 1.

Among other Artist 100 moves, Lil Nas X launches at No. 65 on the strength of his viral breakout single "Old Town Road," which surges into the Hot 100's top 40 (51-32) with top Streaming and Sales Gainer honors. It blasts 36-17 on Streaming Songs (18.1 million U.S. streams, up 30 percent, according to Nielsen Music) and 37-21 on Digital Song Sales (8,000 sold, up 40 percent).

Check out this week's full Artist 100 chart here.