The American rock band IMAGINE DRAGONS has broken a record and for the first time ever in history the ‘Las Vegas’ rockers make it to the top of the Billboard Artists 100. The band leaped from number 8 to Number 1 to become the top musical act in the United States for the first time. The Artist 100 concept was launched in July 2014 which takes into account and measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide an overall accurate understanding of artist popularity.
The band released their new album ‘Evolve’ on the 23rd of June, shortly after which it debuted at the number 2 spot on the Billboard 200 list. A single from the album ‘Believer’ made it to the top 10 at number 6 on the Hot 100 list. Album sales contribute the majority of the rock band's Artist 100 chart points (67 percent), followed by digital song sales (17 percent). In the three history of Artist 100, only Katy Perry has completed a longer ascent to Number 1 than Imagine Dragons. The album has been soaring high and continues to break records.