Taylor Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100
January / 29 / 2015

While Swift blocks Fall Out Boy from the summit, the band reaches a new high, soaring 10-2 thanks to new album.

Despite an 8 percent drop in activity, Taylor Swift returns to the top of the Billboard Artist 100 (2-1), logging a record-extending 14th week at the summit (dating to the chart’s July 2014 inception).

The Artist 100 is the first weekly ranking 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 fends off Fall Out Boy, which vaults 10-2 (marking a new peak), powered by the arrival of its album American Beauty/American Psycho. The band roars by 207 percent in overall Artist 100 points, with 80 percent of its total from album purchases, as the new set bows at No. 1 on Top Album Sales with 192,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music. (It starts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 218,000 album equivalent units.)

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