Bad Bunny Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 Chart

Bad Bunny is the top artist in the United States.

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar has returned to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart dated September 3, reigning as the top musical act in the U.S. for a fifth total week, thanks to the continued success of his latest LP, Un Verano Sin Ti.

Bad BunnyThe album spends a ninth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 105,000 equivalent album units earned in August 19-25 tracking week, according to Luminate – and ties the Encanto soundtrack for the most weeks tallied atop the chart this year.

The last album to spend more weeks at No. 1 was Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album, which led for 10 weeks in 2021.

Bad Bunny concurrently places 11 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, the most of any act.

Here’s a recap of his entries on the latest list.

Hot 100 Rank, Title:
No. 9, “Me Porto Bonito,” with Chencho Corleone
No. 14, “Tití Me Preguntó”
No. 25, “Moscow Mule”
No. 35, “Efecto”
No. 57, “Party,” with Rauw Alejandro
No. 59, “Ojitos Lindos,” with Bomba Estéreo
No. 61, “Después de La Playa”
No. 68, “Tarot,” with Jhay Cortez
No. 72, “Neverita”
No. 87, “La Corriente,” with Tony Dize
No. 89, “Un Ratito”

The Artist 100 measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay and streaming to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.

Bad Bunny Notches Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

Bad Bunny is still the artist to beat…

28-year-old Puerto Rican has logged a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart dated July 23, holding as the top musical act in the U.S. due to the continued success of his latest set Un Verano Sin Ti.

Bad BunnyThe album spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 105,000 equivalent album units earned, according to Luminate. It has exceeded 100,000 units in each of its first 10 weeks on the chart, becoming the first album to link such a streak since Drake’s Views achieved the feat in its first 10 weeks in 2016.

 Un Verano Sin Ti also rules Top Latin Albums for a 10th week.

Bad Bunny concurrently places nine songs on the latest Billboard Hot 100, the most among all acts, and 23 on Hot Latin Songs.

Here’s a recap of his entries on the Hot 100:

Hot 100 Rank, Title
No. 6, “Me Porto Bonito,” with Chencho Corleone
No. 13, “Tití Me Preguntó”
No. 27, “Moscow Mule”
No. 47, “Efecto”
No. 56, “Despues de La Playa”
No. 59, “Party,” with Rauw Alejandro
No. 61, “Ojitos Lindos,” with Bomba Estéreo
No. 71, “Tarot,” with Jhay Cortez
No. 95, “Un Ratito”

The Artist 100 measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay and streak.

Natanael Cano Debuts on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart

Natanael Cano is officially on the (emerging) list…

The Mexican singer-songwriter debuts at No. 34 on Billboard‘s Emerging Artists chart (dated Jan. 18), due to four breakout singles on the Hot Latin Songs survey.

Natanael Cano

In its 11th charting week, Cano’s “Soy El Diablo,” with Bad Bunny, ranks at No. 26 on Hot Latin Songs (after peaking at No. 16 in November); “Disfruto Lo Malo” follows at No. 29 (after reaching No. 25 in December); “Ella,” featuring Junior H, places at No. 44 (a new peak); and “Amor Tumbado” debuts at No. 45.

Meanwhile, Cano’s debut LP Corridos Tumbados ranks at No. 5 on Top Latin Albumswith 4,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, after reaching No. 4 in November.

The Emerging Artists chart ranks the most popular developing artists of the week, using the same formula as the all-encompassing Billboard Artist 100, which measures artist activity across multiple Billboard charts, including the Hot 100Billboard 200 and the Social 50. (The Artist 100 lists the most popular acts, overall, each week.) However, the Emerging Artists chart excludes acts that have notched a top 25 entry on either the Hot 100 or Billboard 200, as well as artists that have achieved two or more top 10s on Billboard‘s “Hot” song genre charts and/or consumption-based “Top” album genre rankings.

Howie Dorough & Backstreet Boys Top Billboard Artist 100 List

It’s a special first for Howie Dorough

The 45-year-old half-Puerto Rican singer and his fellow Backstreet Boys members re-enter the Billboard Artist 100 chart dated February 9) at No. 1 to become the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time, as the group’s new album DNA launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 234,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music.

Backstreet Boys

BSB blasts past its prior No. 54 Artist 100 high, with the major caveat being that the chart launched in July 2014, well after the act’s late-’90s and early 2000s domination on multiple surveys.

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.

Backstreet Boys concurrently earn their third entry on the Adult Pop Songsradio airplay chart from DNA, as “No Place” bows at No. 37. It follows “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” which became their first top 10 on the tally, reaching No. 9, in September, and “Chances” (No. 19, January).

Mars Tops Billboard’s Artist 100 Chart

Bruno Mars is the artist to watch…

The part-Puerto Rican singer is the top musician in the United States, rising from No. 4 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart dated March 4.

Bruno Mars

Mars’ ascension to the Summit follows his acclaimed appearances at the Grammy Awards on February 12.

Mars performed a tribute medley to Prince (with The Time) and his own single “That’s What I Like,” which surges into the Billboard Hot 100‘s top 10 (37-7).

The Artist 100 (launched in July 2014) 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.

Mars gains by 63 percent in overall activity, with album sales (33 percent) and digital song sales (32 percent) contributing his greatest shares of Artist 100 points. On the Billboard 200 albums chart, Mars’ 24K Magic is the chart’s Greatest Gainer, jumping 7-2 with a 108 percent advance to 66,000 equivalent album units in the week ending February 16, according to Nielsen Music. “That’s What I Like,” the set’s second single, in addition to its Hot 100 vault, bounds 36-5 on Digital Song Sales (85,000 downloads sold, up 308 percent).

It’s Mars’ second total week atop the Artist 100. He first led the December 10, 2016-dated list, when 24K Magic debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.

Kehlani Registers Her First No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums Chart

It’s an especially SweetSexy first for Kehlani

The 21-year-old part-Spanish singer has notched her first No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart as SweetSexySavage debuts atop the list dated February 18 with 58,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending February 2 (32,000 in traditional album sales), according to Nielsen Music.

Kehlani

It’s her second chart entry, following the mixtape You Should Be Here, which debuted and peaked at No. 5 in 2015.

Over on Hot R&B Songs chart, the release of the album pushes the album’s song “Distraction” back onto the chart at No. 13 (reaching a new peak). It collected 3.6 million streams in the most recent tracking week (a 193 percent increase), with 34 percent coming from Spotify plays. The track previously spent two weeks on the chart in December (peaking at No. 20) following the release of the music video on November 22.

Meanwhile, the set’s lead single “CRZY” returns at No. 14 (it peaked at No. 11 on the Nov. 26 chart), due in part to 3.9 million weekly streams (up 80 percent). Album track “Keep On” rounds out Kehlani’s showing on the chart, bowing at No. 21.

Elswhere, Kehlani reenters at No. 11 (a new high) on the Billboard Artist 100 chart, after previously peaking at No. 78 back in 2016. The chart 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.