Elite 100: Young Thug Leads The Pack

Young Thug Rolling Loud
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Young Thug performs during Rolling Loud Bay Area at Shoreline Amphitheatre Oct. 22.

Young Thug is having So Much Fun after the Aug. 16 release of his latest project, which has propelled him to the top of the Elite 100 Artists chart.

Thugga logged 132,500 total album units for the week ending Aug. 22 with his strongest metric being 171.6 million on-demand streams, the weekly leader in that category.  

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The artist is scheduled to tour North America this fall with Machine Gun Kelly, with special guests including Polo G, YBN Nahmir, and Killy and Strick. The run kicks off Sept. 30 at RBC Echo Beach in Toronto and continues until Nov. 18 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

Young Thug is also scheduled to headline the just-announced Family Business festival in Dallas, and make appearances at Rolling Loud festivals in Oakland, Calif., and New York, and Adult Swim Festival in Los Angeles.

The weekly leader in song sales was Taylor Swift, with 91,100, after she released the title track of her latest album Lover Aug. 16. The full album was dropped Aug. 23, and that it will lead next week’s charts is almost a foregone conclusion.

The honor for most albums sold on the week goes to Killswitch Engage, which released Atonement Aug. 16, to the tune of 16,400 albums sold. The group came in at No. 61 overall on the chart.

Tool is also on the chart at No. 47 with 24,800 total album units for the week, now that the group’s full catalogue has been made available on all streaming platforms. The group’s first new album in more than a decade drops Aug. 30.

One up-and-coming rapper on the chart this week is Lil Tjay, coming in at No. 94. He released the project F.N Aug. 9, but he is likely best known for his feature Polo G’s “Pop Out.”

A technical glitch has kept the Elite 100 Artists charts offline for the last few weeks, but next week’s chart will include data for releases from Taylor Swift, Missy Elliott, Vince Gill, Brockhampton, Midland, Rapsody, Trae The Truth, Tanya Tucker, Modern Nature, Jay Som and Raphael Saadiq.

Also, be on the lookout for new projects from Tool, Lana Del Rey, Common, Sheryl Crow, Bon Iver, Trisha Yearwood, Joell Ortiz, Whitney, The Alchemist and Big Wreck.