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Backstreet Boys Reach #1 On Billboard Artist 100 Chart For First Time

Backstreet Boys hit #1 on the Artist chart as “DNA” conquers the Album chart.

Backstreet Boys on Fallon | Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

Backstreet Boys’ album “DNA” debuts at #1 on this week’s Billboard 200.

In conjunction with the album’s chart-topping arrival, the group itself achieves a new chart milestone. It enjoys its first trip to #1 on the Billboard Artist 100.

BSB tops this week’s edition of the definitive artist chart, which ranks the top acts in America based on factors like album sales, song consumption and social media activity.

The iconic boy band seizes the throne from Ariana Grande, who falls to #2 this week.

Post Malone takes #3 on this week’s listing, while Queen grabs #4. BTS follows at #5.

Halsey (#6), Imagine Dragons (#7), Cardi B (#8), Lady Gaga (#9) and Drake (#10) form the balance of the Top 10.

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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