Frank Ocean is the top musical act in the United States, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Sept. 10). Ocean supplants Drake, who had led the list the past six weeks (and has totaled 21 weeks at No. 1).
The Artist 100 measures artist activity across Billboard's most influential charts, including the Billboard Hot 100, 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.
With a nearly 2-to-1 lead in points, Ocean dethrones Drake atop the Artist 100, with 84 percent of his points from album sales, as Blonde debuts at No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart with 232,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen Music; it enters the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with 276,000 equivalent album units.
Streaming accounts for 15 percent of Ocean's Artist 100 points, with two songs from Blonde debuting on the Streaming Songs chart: "Nikes," at No. 42 (6.3 million first-week U.S. streams), and "Ivy," at No. 44 (6.2 million).
In other notable Artist 100 moves, Tory Lanez leaps 57-9, surpassing his prior No. 45 peak, as his new set I Told You debuts at No. 4 on Top Album Sales (32,000 sold), and Lindsey Stirling debuts at No. 11 on the Artist 100, as her new LP Brave Enough opens at No. 2 on Top Album Sales (45,000 sold); despite lower album sales for Lanez among the two sets, he ranks higher than Stirling on the Artist 100 thanks to higher airplay, streaming and song sales, as his current single "Luv" leaps to a new high on the Hot 100 (30-21).
Review of r&b crooner Frank Ocean's debut Los Angeles showat the El Rey Theatre on Nov. 15, 2011 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 13: Singer Frank Ocean performs onstage at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at The Empire Polo Field on April 13, 2012 in Indio, California. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella)
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -- Episode # 666 -- Pictured: Frank Ocean -- Photo by: (Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Recording artist Frank Ocean arrives at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Singer Frank Ocean performs All Tomorrow's Parties Festival - Day 1 at Pier 36 on September 21, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
Frank Ocean poses on arrival for the GQ Men of the Year Party at Chateau Marmont on Sunset Blvd., in Hollywood, California, on November 13, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Singer Frank Ocean attends the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Singer Frank Ocean arrives at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Singer Frank Ocean accepts an award onstage at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Singer Frank Ocean performs onstage at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Frank Ocean poses with the International Male Solo Artist award in the press room at the Brit Awards 2013 at the 02 Arena on February 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 01: Frank Ocean attends the Christian Dior Fall/Winter 2013 Ready-to-Wear show as part of Paris Fashion Week on March 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Petroff/Dufour/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Frank Ocean (L) and Princess Deena al-Juhani-Abdulaziz attend the Chanel Fall/Winter 2013 Ready-to-Wear show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Grand Palais on March 5, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Frank Ocean attends the 2013 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Frank Ocean attends TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for TIME)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 04: Frank Ocean performs on stage on Day 6 of New Orleans Jazz Festival on May 4, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns via Getty Images)