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.
Rounding out the Artist 100's top five, BTS rises 3-2; Lil Nas X jumps 7-3, revisiting his best rank; Khalid climbs 6-4; and Post Malone rises 8-5.
Meanwhile, NCT 127 hits the Artist 100 top 10 for the first time, re-entering at No. 6 thanks to the group's EP We Are Superhuman, which debuts at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the World Albums chart. The set becomes the act's highest-charting on the Billboard 200, with only BTS having ranked higher on the survey among K-pop groups.
Plus, Stray Cats debut at No. 57 on the Artist 100, as the Brian Setzer-led rockabilly group's new set 40 begins at No. 93 on the Billboard 200, marking the band's first entry since 1989 and highest rank since 1984.