Linkin Park tops the Billboard Artist 100

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    minuteforce

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    Linkin Park has made a meteoric leap from #50 all the way to the #1 spot on the Billboard Artist 100 this week, as per this chart report. This is a first for the band, whose previous peak position on the Artist 100 chart was #49, a spot they reached back in 2014. Additionally, Linkin Park is the first rock act (for all intents and purposes) to claim the top spot on the chart this year.

    A relatively new chart, the Billboard Artist 100 started up in mid-2014, and tracks an artist's activity on other Billboard charts like the Hot 100, Top Album Sales and the Social 50, and combines that information to provide a comprehensive idea of how popular an artist is at a given time.

    The chart update report explains that, predictably, this surge in popularity for Linkin Park can be attributed to the recent release of their seventh studio album "One More Light", which recently debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart - a strong showing which surpassed expectations. Topping the Artist 100 is a similarly-big chart achievement for Linkin Park, who are continuing to prove during this new album cycle that they can still deliver surprises!

    Source: Billboard via @Sonic
     
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    Holy crap! GOOD JOB GUYS!
     
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    I never thought this was newsworthy since Artist 100 isn't a major chart and it's relatively new. They were really high up in the Social 50 during the ATS and LT time.
     
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    This is true. Compared to the Billboard 200, the Artist 100 does fluctuate more ... but, really, I just wanted to do a news post 'cause I'm in a good mood tonight :lol:
     
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    You're just trying to bring the band down. :kappa:
     
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    Do they get a trophy for topping the Bubble Gum Pop 100?

    :shinado:

    Disclaimer: I'm being sarcastic ladies and gents. Don't freak out. I love OML.
     
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    Pretty interesting idea for a chart actually. :lol:
     
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    If I'm honest, it's kind of redundant in this case. LP shot up the Artist 100 purely because of the album's sales numbers, and that success is tracked in the Billboard 200 and Top Album Sales charts already.
     
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    This pretty awesome! I'm glad the band is seeing a lot of success with this album
     
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    Yeah great! :)
    Are the haters still talking about LP is dead :kappa:
     
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    The band is undead. Motherfuckers are losing to a group of zombies on the Billboard sales chart right now. :halfkappa:

    EDIT: people have brought this up before, but I see commenters criticising OML for succeeding on these Billboard charts, which is relatively arbitrary - it basically means people are buying it, listening to it and talking about it ... all by choice. The album and its single(s) could just as well have tanked in all of these areas.
     
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    I cant get no, satisfaction :halfkappa:
     
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    Well, this is pleasantly surprising. If all of this Billboard success is unable to solidify Linkin Park's standing in the rock/pop/whatever mainstream, I don't know what will.
     
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    Yeah, this is pretty successful for a band who has been around since 1996 and has been in and out of the spotlight so much since. Who knows what the future could bring.
     
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    The band's continued success is truly impressive, as not many of their 2000s era contemporaries managed to stay relevant in music circles IMO.

    I'm only asking this out of curiosity, but what is it that you don't like about LP's albums post-MTM? I've seen you mention this a number of times, and this has to be one of the most unique/unusual opinions on this forum. People here especially embrace ATS, calling it a masterpiece and the band's finest work, etc.

    Personally, THP is my favorite album from LP, as it brought back the aggression and intensity that I thought had been lacking since Meteora, but also considerably stepped up the instrumentation, resulting in guitar riffs and drumming that we hadn't heard much of before. It was the technical aspect of THP that impressed me the most, as I do think the lyrics were hit or miss in some cases. I'm curious to see what you think about post-MTM LP.
     
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    Congrats to the band :)
     
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    It's definitely the most I've seen the band being talked about since 2012. THP definitely slipped under the radar.
     
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    The band should put out a new song about this whole undead thing... maybe make it a rap-nu-metal fusion... maybe sample the guitar rift from Crazy Train... ooh and they should call the song Undead.






    Because that would surely sound amazing :kappa:
     
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    Hollywood Undead collab confirmed
     
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