The vault of “Bad Blood” to the top of the Hot 100 spurs her 26th week as the country’s top act.
Taylor Swift makes it an even six months at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100(dated June 6), as she rules the list for a 26th week, bolstered by the coronation of her new single, “Bad Blood,” on the Billboard Hot 100.
The Artist 100 is the first weekly survey dedicated to measuring artist activity across Billboard‘s most influential charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, Top Album Sales and the Social 50. The Artist 100 blends data measuring album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.
Swift scores her record-extending 26th (nonconsecutive) week atop the Artist 100, up 64 percent in overall activity. As the Kendrick Lamar-assisted “Bad” vaults 53-1 on the Hot 100 following a full week of tracking after its video premiered to open the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) May 17, she logs a 208 percent surge in digital song sales, a 120 percent gain in streaming and a 78 percent lift in album sales, according to Nielsen Music.
With 26 weeks at No. 1, Swift easily has spent the most time at the Artist 100 summit since the chart launched on July 19, 2014. Sam Smith ranks second with three total weeks on top.