Cardi B Reclaims Standing As #1 Female Act On Billboard Artist 100

Cardi B is the top-ranking female act on this week’s Artist 100.

Cardi B in I like It - Atlantic

Billboard just released its weekly Artist 100 chart, and Cardi B is the highest-ranking female artist.

The breakout artist claims #5 on this week’s overall listing, which ranks the top artists in America using factors like album sales, song consumption and social media activity. The four artists she trails — Drake (#1), Post Malone (#2), Imagine Dragons (#3) and BTS (#4)) — are male soloists or groups.

Cardi B has spent much of 2018 as the leading female on the list. Her reign did endure a temporary pause last week, however, as “God is a woman” pushed Ariana Grande ahead.

Grande is the #3 female on this week’s list — and #10 overall artist.

Taylor Swift lands between the two acts; she is #2 among females and #7 among all artists.

Demi Lovato (#4 female, #16 overall) and Camila Cabello (#5 female, #17 overall) complete the Top 5.

Other high-ranking female artists include Ella Mai (#6 female, #25 overall), Nicki Minaj (#7 female, #26 overall), Dua Lipa (#8 female, #33 overall), Bebe Rexha (#9 female, #42 overall) and Selena Gomez (#10 female, #45 overall).

Editor’s Note: This list only includes solo female artists. Had groups with female members been included, ABBA would have taken ninth place.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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