Elite 100: Childish Gambino Spikes, Leon Bridges Reenters

Leon Bridges
John Davisson
– Leon Bridges
Leon Bridges performs during Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in Florida March 4.
Drake is still on top of the Elite 100 Artists chart, Childish Gambino shot up thanks to the strength of a new single, and Leon Bridges sold a good number of albums to get himself back in the action.
What Drake has done with streams is really unparalleled in the entire time we have been writing about the Elite 100 chart. He remains king of the hill for the week ending May 10 thanks to 32,300 song sales and 83 million streams. He is still riding the success of singles “Nice For What,” “God’s Plan” and “Look Alive.” 
Perhaps most impressively, Drake dominates the charts without his album even having dropped yet. He released a new single with Lil Baby, titled “Yes Indeed,” May 15, and his upcoming LP Scorpion is due out in June.
Post Malone is also becoming a fixture at the top of the charts, and he sits at No. 2 thanks to his 42,300 song sales and 73.9 million streams. Most of that action comes on the heels of Beerbongs & Bentleys¸ released April 27.
Childish Gambino has moved up from No. 96 since the last time we had the chart (the week ending May 3). This week he had 6,400 album sales; 12,900 song sales and 20.5 million streams, good enough to get him up to No. 12 .
Another artist who made the grade this week was Leon Bridges, who led the chart in album sales, with 9,600. The strength of that metric was enough to get him to No. 46.
There is still a high amount of variance between song sales, with the leader this week being Imagine Dragons with 54,200.
Next week get ready for Drake’s new single to start charting and May 11 releases from Arctic Monkeys, Beach House, Tee Grizzley and Ski Mask The Slump God.
Also, be ready for new projects from Lil Baby, Kyle, Five Finger Death Punch, James Bay, and Ray LaMontagne, all due out this week.