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The Weeknd Tops Billboard Artist 100 Chart


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The Weeknd continues to dominate another chart. After earning his first No. 1 with “Can’t Feel My Face”on the Billboard Hot 100, the singer has claimed the spot on the publication‘s Artist 100 ranking.

He is currently the top musical act in the U.S. for a third week on the chart, which measures artist activity across Billboard’s most influential charts and blends track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to cultivate artist popularity. He becomes the third artist to achieve the feat following Taylor Swift, who topped the chart 31 times and Sam Smith who has also led for three weeks.

Elsewhere, Drake climbs to No. 2 on the list thanks in part to his surge in digital song sales, which totals over 236,000 downloads this week.

In related news, you can catch The Weeknd headlining the first Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival, taking place Aug. 22 through 23 at Jones Beach in New York.

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