Ariana Grande Reclaims #1 On Billboard Artist 100; BTS, Pentatonix Revisit Top 3

Ariana Grande earns a fourth week atop the chart.

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As her smash “thank u, next” retains its #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100, Ariana Grande returns to #1 on the Billboard Artist 100.

Grande is celebrating a fourth non-consecutive week in the pinnacle position.

The chart ranks the top artists in America based on factors like album sales, song consumption and social media activity.

BTS, which was #4 on last week’s chart, moves into the #2 spot this week.

Pentatonix concurrently rises three places to #3, while Queen (#4, +1) and Michael Buble (#5, +3) complete the Top 5.

Other high-ranking artists include Halsey (#6, +1), Post Malone (#7, +4), Drake (#8, +1), Imagine Dragons (#9, +1) and XXXTentacion (#10, -9).

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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