The Rolling Stone Artists 500 chart ranks the most-streamed artists of the week in the United States by total audio streams. The chart does not include passive listening data, such as on terrestrial radio or digital radio. The Artists 500 is updated daily, and each week Rolling Stone finalizes and publishes an official version of the chart, covering the seven-day period ending with the previous Thursday. To read more about our methodology, including our weighting practices, visit ourGeneral Methodology.
The Rolling Stone Artists 500 is an artist chart that ranks the popularity of today's hit artists. The artist chart is built on data that measures the total audio streams an artist has received. The artist chart does not include passive listening like radio airplay or digital radio in its measurement. The year-end Rolling Stone Artists 500 measures streams from January 3rd, 2020 through December 31st, 2020.