Eminem, Dr. Dre and Mary J. Blige back in Billboard Artist 100 Top 10 – Billboard
The Weeknd has a 27th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 (dated February 26), remaining the top musical group in the United States, while Eminem, Dr. Dre and Mary J. Blige all return to the top 10 in the standings after their performances at the 2022 Super Bowl halftime on Feb. 13.
Hits from The Weeknd LP The strong points ranks 5th on the Billboard 200 with 33,000 equivalent album units, according to MRC Data, while his latest album, Dawn FM, ranks at No. 11 (28,000 units). Additionally, his 2011 mixtape balloon house debuted at No. 113 (10,000 units) following its vinyl re-release; it also starts at No. 4 on Vinyl Albums (6,000 copies sold on vinyl) and No. 10 on Best Selling Albums (7,000 sold overall).
The Weeknd also landed four songs on the latest Billboard Hot 100, led by former No. 1 “Save Your Tears,” featuring Ariana Grande, now at No. 18.
Since the Artist 100 launched in 2014, only Taylor Swift (50 weeks) and Drake (36) have spent more time at No. 1 than The Weeknd.
Eminem jumps from No. 32 to No. 4 on the Artist 100 following his Super Bowl spotlight, during which he performed “Lose Yourself.” His 2002-03 Hot 100 No. 1 12-week Hot 100 re-enters the chart at No. 40, up 106% to 7.9 million streams and 1,153% to 19,000 downloads sold. It last appeared on the chart in March 2003.
Eminem also landed four albums on the Billboard 200, punctuated by Reminder: successeswhich roars 126-8 (31,000 units, up 256%).
Dr. Dre also returns to the top 10 of the Artist 100, up 50-5, thanks to his halftime performance, while his LP Dr. Dre – 2001 climbs 108-9 on the Billboard 200 (30,000 units, up 219%), breaking into the top 10 for the first time since May 2000. Additionally, his hits “Still DRE” and “The Next Episode” – both with Snoop Dogg – re-entering the Hot 100 at numbers 23 and 37, respectively. The former far exceeds its initial record of No. 93 in 1999; the latter reached #23 in 2000.
Blige also revisits the top 10 of the Artist 100, exploding 92-7, following his halftime show and the arrival of his new album, Hello beauty. The LP debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 with 25,000 units, while its title track bowed to No. 83 on the Hot 100, where it was its first entry as a lead artist since April 2012.
The Artist 100 measures artist activity across key music consumption metrics, blending album and track sales, radio airplay and streaming to provide a weekly multidimensional ranking of artist popularity .