Taylor Swift scored a ten out of 10 to turn into the primary artist in historical past to assert the Prime 10 slots on the Billboard Scorching 100 chart within the US, with tracks from her newest album, Midnights.
Billboard reported on Monday that Swift has surpassed Drake, who had held the earlier file with 9 of the Prime 10 songs for per week in September 2021.
“10 out of 10 of the Scorching 100??? On my tenth album??? I AM IN SHAMBLES,” the 32-year-old pop star tweeted.
The brand new album got here out on 21 October with each a 13-track customary launch and a deluxe model with seven bonus tracks. It has had one of many greatest album launches in practically seven years. Billboard additionally reported that Swift now ties with Barbra Streisand for the feminine artist with essentially the most No 1 albums.
The No 1 spot on the Billboard chart belongs to Anti-Hero, whose lyrics “It’s me/hello/I’m the issue/It’s me” have shortly turn into a TikTok development. The opposite Prime 10 songs embody Lavender Haze, Maroon, Snow on the Seashore, Midnight Rain, Bejeweled and Query … ?
Swift has set a variety of new information with Midnights: it had the largest first week of gross sales of any album this yr, nearly doubling the numbers of the earlier title-holder, Harry’s House, the third solo album by Harry Styles. Midnights additionally had the very best first-week streams of the yr: 72.5m, once more beating Kinds’ figures of 53.9m.
On the day of its launch, Midnights broke global Spotify records for essentially the most streams of a single album in sooner or later.
Swift has additionally overtaken Madonna to set a brand new all-time UK chart file for the quickest succession of 9 UK No 1 albums of any feminine artist – though Madonna nonetheless has the file for essentially the most UK No 1 albums of any solo feminine artist, with 12 general. Swift is now second in that record, pushing Kylie Minogue into third place.
However regardless of her success within the UK she received’t be capable of replicate her domination of the Billboard Scorching 100: after 16 of the 17 songs on Ed Sheeran’s 2017 album, ÷, charted within the Prime 20, guidelines had been launched that imply that solely the three hottest songs of any album at the moment are eligible for the UK’s singles chart.