JoBros reign as their comeback album ‘Happiness Begins’ launches atop the Billboard 200.
Jonas Brothers vault from No. 14 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated June 22) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time. The trio reigns as its fifth LP Happiness Begins launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 414,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music.
The set debuts with the biggest week of 2019 for an album and the biggest among groups since One Direction’s Made in the A.M. in 2015.
The Artist 100 measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity. (The chart began in 2014, following Jonas Brothers’ hiatus after they logged their first two Billboard 200 No. 1s in 2008 and 2009.)
JoBros’ Artist 100 coronation is also powered by their three entries from the new set on the Billboard Hot 100: former No. 1 “Sucker” (No. 4), “Cool” (No. 44) and “Only Human” (a debut at No. 93).
Jonas Brothers are the fourth band to hit No. 1 on the Artist 100 in 2019, following Backstreet Boys (February), BTS (April) and Vampire Weekend (May).
Rounding out the Artist 100’s top five, Luke Combs jumps 8-2, reaching a new peak on the strength of his new EP The Prequel, which bows at No. 1 on Top Country Albums and No. 4 on the Billboard 200 with 48,000 units; BTS holds at No. 3; Billie Eilish dips 2-4; and Khalid falls 4-5.
Also on the Artist 100, Polo G debuts at No. 59, as his debut LP Die a Legend arrives at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 6 on the Billboard 200 (38,000 units).