Taylor Swift Tops 10 spots in Billboard Hot 100
She is the first artist to ever achieve the Billboard feat. Her album has enjoyed massive success since its midnight release on Oct. 21.
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The song “Anti-Hero” has the top spot, followed by “Lavender Haze” and “Maroon.”
Two official music videos for “Bejeweled” and “Anti-Hero” have combined over 60 million views on YouTube since the album’s release.
Swift said international dates will be announced soon.
She described it as “a journey through all the musical eras of my career.”
Her “Reputation” tour in 2018 broke records at the time.
Along with “Midnights,” Swift has yet to tour with her albums “Folklore” and “Evermore” which were released in 2021. She also released “Red (Taylor’s Version)” and “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” the same year, as she looks to reclaim the rights to her early works.
Swift has an ongoing feud with music executives Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta. Borchetta’s Big Machine Records released all of her album’s through 2017′s “Reputation.” She said their business practices were exploitative.
“For years I asked, pleaded for a chance to own my work. Instead I was given an opportunity to sign back up to Big Machine Records and ‘earn’ one album back at a time, one for every new one I turned in,” Swift wrote in a Tumblr post in 2019.
“Midnights” was released under Republic Records, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, and was produced by Swift and Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff.
Top 10: Streams
As Swift swoops in with a clean sweep of the Hot 100’s top 10, here’s a look at the songs’ official streams, radio airplay and sales in the U.S. in the Oct. 21-27 tracking week that drove their chart debuts:
|1||Anti-Hero||59.7 million streams|
|2||Lavender Haze||41.4 million|
|4||Snow on the Beach,“ feat. Lana Del Rey||37.2 million|
|5||Midnight Rain||36.9 million|
|8||You’re on Your Own, Kid||34.1 million|
|10||Vigilante Shit||32.2 million|
With her total takeover of the Hot 100’s top 10 (with assistance from Lana Del Rey at No. 4), Swift passes Drake, who claimed nine of the top 10 (all except for No. 6) on the chart dated Sept. 18, 2021, when nine songs, all from his album Certified Lover Boy, bounded into the region, led by “Way 2 Sexy,” featuring Future and Young Thug, at No .1, as the set opened atop the Billboard 200.
Meanwhile, Swift passes Drake and The Beatles for the most titles from the top of the Hot 100 in a single week.
Before Drake’s top five tally on Sept. 18, 2021, The Beatles held Nos. 1-5 on the chart dated April 4, 1964.
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