With the release of their appropriately-titled fifth album V last week, Maroon 5 are currently flying high atop the Billboard charts with the success of the record. Not only is the fivesome at no.1 on the Billboard 200 album chart, they’re also topping the Artist 100 page, which means that the band is the biggest musical act in the US right now. Not bad!
The “Maps” hit-makers certainley have a lot to celebrate, but what exactly dictates your position on the Artist 100 page? The Artist 100 blends data measuring album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity. So, in other words, it’s a combination of hard numbers from music sales and word-of-mouth, essentially.
Maroon 5 is currently gearing up for a North American arena tour starting in February 2015 to promote V.