Just last week, Selena Gomez reached the top of the Billboard 200 Chart with her album Revival, which sold 117,000 equivalent album units in the week ending on Oct. 15.
— billboard (@billboard) October 19, 2015
A new report, however, states that the 23-year-old singer has reached her highest ranking on the Billboard Artist 100, since cracking the list more than a year ago. Gomez reportedly made a jump from 9th place to 2nd to reach her highest rank in her 55th week on the list. The jump was primarily the result of Gomez’ latest album selling 85,000 copies. This has boosted her ratings by 182 percent, and contributed 65% of her total Artist 100 points. Gomez sent a tweet to her followers and fans to express her gratitude for supporting her.
I just wanna say thank you to all you guys for the past few weeks. Reminds me of why I do what I do! — Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) October 20, 2015
“I just wanna say thank you to all you guys for the past few weeks. Reminds me of why I do what I do!” she said.
Meanwhile, Canadian singer and songwriter The Weeknd has returned to No. 1 on the Artist 100, led by “The Hills”, which sits at the top of Billboard’s Hot 100. His eight weeks at the top of the list is only second to Taylor Swift’s 31 trips to the weekly rankings’ summit.
The Artist 100 list ranks artists based on Billboard’s other charts, including the Billboard Hot 100, Top Album Sales, and Social 50. Billboard then uses these statistics and combines them with album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming, and social media popularity to come up with the top artists of the week.
Also included in this week’s Artist 100 are Drake, who slides from the top spot to No. 3, Swift goes down one level from 3 to 4, and The Game re-enters the top 5 with his new album The Documentary 2.