Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella) – Beyonce at Coachella 2018
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Beyoncé released the live album Homecoming to much fanfare April 17, getting her to the No. 2 spot on the Elite 100 Artists chart for the week ending April 25.
The album coincides with the recently released Netflix documentary about her 2018 performance at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.
Queen Bey logged 113.1 million on-demand streams for the week, along with 49,800 song sales and 12,500 album sales, good for a total of 113,000 total album units, which put her behind only Billie Eilish.
BE fans definitely love to stream her music, this week’s chart shows. She was once again the chart leader in the on-demand streams category, with 142.7 million on the week, more than a month after her debut album dropped. She also sold 17,900 album and 76,000 songs, for a total of 163,800 album units.
Eilish has a ton of dates planned in 2019. She performed two weekends at Coachella this year and already opened a run Down Under at Spark Arena in New Zealand April 24.
She has a full run of headline gigs and festival plays in North America and Europe into September. Denzel Curry is opening select dates in North America.
There has been a revolving door atop the Elite 100 over the past several weeks, as the chart leaders have included: BTS, Khalid, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande and Juice WRLD, already a stark difference from 2018’s charts, which were largely dominated by Drake and Post Malone. Eilish and Grande have been the only repeat chart leaders in the last 9 weeks.
Lizzo came onto the chart at No. 21 after releasing her debut album Cuz I Love You April 19. She logged 21,3000 album sales and 38,700 song sales for the week, and with her 29.3 million on-demand streams her total was 47,300 album units.
Lizzo also performed at both weekends of Coachella. Her Cuz I Love You Tour spans two months throughout North America and the full run starts Sept. 7 at Fillmore New Orleans.
Cage The Elephant dropped its new album, Social Cues, April 19, propelling the group to 13,900 album sales, 9,600 song sales and 17.7 million, good to get the band to the No. 49 position on the chart.
Right behind them at No. 50 was Wiz Khalifa, who dropped the Fly Times Vol. 1: The Good Fly Young mixtape April 20, and logged 28.6 million streams for the week, by far his best metric.
Two surprising new entries on the chart are Starbomb at No. 71 and Upchurch at No. 93.
Starbomb is a crossover between comedian pair Ninja Sex Party and animator/producer Egoraptor. The group has been releasing videogame-themed musical comedy projects since 2013, but the latest one, The Tryforce, dropped April 23.
Upchurch is a country-rap-rocker who seems to be on a similar wave to Lil Nas X’s crossover smash “Old Town Road.” His latest mixtape, Creeker II, was released on iTunes April 20, but is not yet available on Spotify.
Tech N9ne rounds out the new entries after the release of his latest project, N9NA. He came in at No. 99, with 20,000 overall album units.
Next week’s chart will include data for new releases from Pink, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Schoolboy Q, The Cranberries, Kevin Morby, Darryl Worley, Pete Rock, Rob Thomas, Aldous Harding, Foxygen, The Mountain Goats, Aubrey Eisenmann & The Clydes, and a special compilation of music inspired by the HBO series “Game of Thrones.”
Also, be on the lookout for new projects this week from Vampire Weekend, YG, Rhiannon Giddens, PNB Rock, Bad Religion, The Dream Syndicate, Styles P, and Big Thief.