Elsewhere on the Artist 100, John Mayer re-enters at No. 3, matching his peak, as his new album Sob Rock opens at No. 1 on Top Rock & Alternative Albums and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 84,000 equivalent album units, according to MRC Data. The set marks his eighth No. 1 on Top Rock & Alternative Albums, surpassing Bruce Springsteen for the most leaders since the chart began in 2006. Sob Rock is Mayer’s 10th top 10 on the Billboard 200.
Plus, the late Pop Smoke jumps from No. 31 to No. 4 on the Artist 100, as his second posthumous album, Faith, launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (88,000 units). Pop Smoke spent a week atop the Artist 100 in July 2020 when his LP Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon opened atop the Billboard 200.
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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