Carrie Underwood Is First Female Country Act to Rule HipHopMagz Artist 100 Chart

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She reigns as ‘Cry Pretty’ launches atop the Billboard 200.

Carrie Underwood vaults from No. 61 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Sept. 29) to develop into the highest musical act within the U.S. for the primary time, in addition to the primary feminine nation artist ever to prime the tally. The leap is powered by her new album Cry Pretty, which launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 266,000 equal album models, in line with Nielsen Music.

The Artist 100, which launched in July 2014, measures artist exercise throughout key metrics of music consumption, mixing album and monitor gross sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interplay to supply a weekly multi-dimensional rating of artist recognition.

Cry Pretty marks the most important week of 2018 for an album by a solo feminine, whereas Underwood turns into the primary lady to have despatched 4 nation albums to No. 1 within the Billboard 200's historical past.

Underwood, who beforehand peaked at No. Three on the Artist 100 in November 2015, turns into the primary feminine nation artist ever to rule the Artist 100 in its four-year historical past. (Notably, Taylor Swift has spent a file 36 weeks at No. 1 on the chart, however solely since her segue from nation to pop on her 2014 album 1989.)

Underwood is the second nation act to steer the Artist 100 in 2018, following Jason Aldean on April 28, after three nation artists dominated the chart in 2017: Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett and Kenny Chesney.

Country Acts to Top the Billboard Artist 100
Artist, Chart Date(s) at No. 1
Carrie Underwood, Sept. 29, 2018
Kenny Chesney, Nov. 18, 2017
Thomas Rhett, Sept. Three, 2017
Chris Stapleton, May 27, 2017
Luke Bryan, Aug. 29, 2015​
Zac Brown Band, May 16, 2015
Florida Georgia Line, Nov. 1, 2014 & Sept. 17, 2016
Jason Aldean, Oct. 25, 2014, Oct. 1, 2016 & April 28, 2018
Blake Shelton, Oct. 18, 2014

Rounding out the Artist 100's prime 5, Eminem holds at No. 2, Drake rises 5-Three, BTS repeats at No. four and Post Malone strikes 7-5.

Just outdoors the highest 10, 6LACK re-enters the Artist 100 at No. 14, a brand new peak, as his sophomore album East Atlanta Love Letter debuts at No. Three on the Billboard 200 with 77,000 models.

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