Backstreet Boys re-enter the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Feb. 9) at No. 1 to turn into the highest musical act within the U.S. for the primary time, because the group's new album DNAlaunches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 234,000 equal album items, in accordance with Nielsen Music.
BSB blasts previous its prior No. 54 Artist 100 excessive, with the foremost caveat being that the chart launched in July 2014, nicely after the act's late-'90s and early-2000s domination on a number of surveys.
The Artist 100 measures artist exercise throughout key metrics of music consumption, mixing album and observe gross sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interplay to offer a weekly multi-dimensional rating of artist reputation.
Backstreet Boys concurrently earn their third entry on the Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart from DNA, as "No Place" bows at No. 37. It follows "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," which turned their first prime 10 on the tally, reaching No. 9, in September, and "Chances" (No. 19, January).
Rounding out the Artist 100's prime 5, Ariana Grande dips to No. 2 after six complete weeks on prime; Post Malone falls 2-Three; Queen rises 5-Four; and BTS dips Four-5.
Elsewhere on the chart, two acts debut. Up-and-coming rapper Blueface begins at No. 74, as his breakout single "Thotiana" vaults 66-28 on the Billboard Hot 100, and James Ingram begins at No. 88 after his dying Jan. 29. The R&B star notched a pair of Hot 100 No. 1s: "Baby, Come to Me," with Patti Austin, in 1983, and "I Don't Have the Heart," in 1990.