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Bob Dylan Tops Billboard Artist 100 Chart For First Time

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Bob Dylan has topped the Billboard Artist 100 chart for the first time since its inception in 2014.

The 79-year-old singer, who released the LP Rough and Rowdy Ways in late June is the senior-most act to have achieved this feat, having now surpassed Paul McCartney, who, at 76, led the chart in 2018.

The chart is ranked based on data obtained from a wide range of sources, including music consumption, blending album & track sales, radio airplay, streaming, and interaction with fans through social media.

Meanwhile, the LP is currently at the No. 2 position on the Billboard 200 chart, having acquired 53,000 album-equivalent units since its release on June 19. It also reigns both the Top Rock Albums chart as well as the Americana/Folk Albums chart.

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