Paul McCartney Earns #1 On Billboard Artist 100 Chart

Paul McCartney ranks as the #1 artist in America.

Paul McCartney | Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

The release of “Egypt Station” sends Paul McCartney to #1 on the Billboard Artist 100.

The music icon is celebrating his first career week atop the chart, which ranks the top artists in America based on factors like album sales, song consumption and social media activity.

Interest in the album — this week’s best-selling and most-consumed release — is overwhelmingly responsible for McCartney’s ascent to #1.

Eminem, who topped last week’s Billboard Artist 100, slips to #2 this week.

Lauren Daigle takes #3 thanks to the release of her new “Look Up Child,” while BTS grabs the #4 position. Drake follows at #5.

The late Mac Miller (#6), Post Malone (#7), Imagine Dragons (#8), Russ (#9) and Ariana Grande (#10) also land in the Top 10. Miller and Russ, like McCartney and Daigle, are at new peaks.

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.

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