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Apr 30, 2015

Taylor Tops Billboard Artist 100

Swift stays atop the chart for a 24th week, while proud papa (and Memphis Grizzlies fan) Timberlake nets a gain.

Taylor Swift
 keeps a firm grasp on the top spot of the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated May 9), while Wiz Khalifa rises to No. 2. Further down the list, Justin Timberlake surges with a little help from his newly expanded family.

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 spends a record-extending 24th week at No. 1 on the Artist 100, up by 3 percent in activity. Helping power her social metrics: a win at the April 20 Shorty Awards (which celebrate social media prowess) and her rumored new relationship with EDM superstar Calvin Harris.

Up 3-2 on the Artist 100, Wiz Khalifa ties his highest rank, first reached eight months ago (despite a 5 percent drop). The rapper first reached the runner-up spot when his album Blacc Hollywood debuted atop the Billboard 200 dated Sept. 6. That week, album sales accounted for 78 percent of his Artist 100 standing.

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