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Taylor Swift Extends Record Run Atop Artist 100 Chart, Thanks to ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ Resurgence

Swift sports seven albums on the latest Billboard 200. Below Fearless (Taylor’s Version), she charts with Folklore at No. 34, Evermore (No. 50), Lover (No. 60), 1989 (No. 77), Red (No. 131) and Reputation (No. 168).

Dating to the Artist 100’s launch in July 2014, Drake ranks second with 32 weeks at No. 1, followed by The Weeknd (22) and BTS (20).

Among other Artist 100 chart moves, Meek Mill surges 91-3 as his new album Expensive Pain debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 (95,000 units), marking his seventh top 10 on the tally. He has led the Artist 100 for three weeks, most recently in December 2018.

Plus, Brandi Carlile re-enters the Artist 100 at No. 9, reaching the top 10 for the first time as her new LP In These Silent Days launches at No. 1 on both Americana/Folk Albums and Top Rock & Alternative Albums and No. 11 on the Billboard 200 (36,000 units).

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.

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