Selena Gomez Rises To No. 2 On Elite 100
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Selena Gomez performs “Wolves” during the American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Nov. 19, 2017.
Roddy Ricch is still tops on the Elite 100 Artists chart for the week ending Jan. 16, but Selena Gomez climbed to No. 2 after the Jan. 10 release of her new album, Rare.
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Album sales were Gomez’s strongest metric, with 52,000 for the week making her the chart leader in that category. She also collected a respectable 39,400 song sales and 78.2 million on-demand streams.
Gomez announced in 2016 that she needed to take a break from her career in the music industry to deal with anxiety, panic attacks and depression associated with her battle with lupus. That year she had to cancel a number of shows on her “Revival” tour and got emotional while accepting an American Music Award. The following year she received a kidney transplant.
She appears to be back, though, and is scheduled to perform at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in March. Before the cancellations in 2016 her tour was doing big business, including a gross of $936,528 for a July 8 show at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Roddy Ricch continues to lead the chart in on-demand streams, with 158.2 million. His name is definitely rising above the sea of rappers on the chart every week, but time will tell if he can remain king of the hill.
Another rapper who made gains this week is Moneybagg Yo, who dropped his latest album, Time Served, Jan. 10. Moneybagg logged 73.2 million on-demand streams, which made up the bulk of his overall 64,600 total album units, getting him to No. 9 for the week.
Moneybagg Yo’s ”Time Served Tour” was announced Jan. 15, booked by MAC Agency. It is scheduled to run from March into April and will feature Fredo Bang, 42 Dugg and Blacc Zacc.
Mac Miller climbed to No. 15 for the week after the posthumous release of his song “Good News,” Jan, 9. A full posthumous album from Miller, titled Circles, was released the following week on Jan. 17, so his chart success from just one single may portend big gains on next week’s chart.
Rush also saw a spike in demand after the death of drummer Neal Peart. The band saw 26,900 album sales and 32,100 song sales for the week and got to No. 16 for the week.
Further down the chart, Quando Rondo comes in at No. 65 after the Jan. 10 release of QPac. Quando logged 27.6 million on-demand streams for the week.
Next week’s chart will include data on new releases from Eminem, Halsey, Mac Miller (posthumous), Little Big Town, Tech N9ne, Raekwon, Stunna 4 Vegas, Blueface, Stroke 9, Anti-Flag, Mura Masa, Marcus King, Of Montreal, Algiers, Kid Trunks, Dustin Lynch, The Bad Boys For Life Soundtrack, and Trippie Redd.
Also, be on the look out for new music from Migos, Pet Shop Boys, Wolf Parade, Breaking Benjamin, Black Lips, Andy Shauf, Wire, and Joey Trap.