Taylor Swift is the first performer in history
Taylor Swift is the first performer in history to hold a spot in each of the top 10 positions on the US singles chart.
In September 2021, she surpasses Drake, who had previously held the record with nine top 10 singles. The Beatles had eight top 10 hits in 1964 prior to him.
Swift’s most recent album, Midnights, which has been 2022’s fastest-selling record, is the reason she’s dominating the charts.
“Among the Hot 100, 10 of 10? I’m on my tenth album? IN SHAMBLES NOW, “The pop star tweeted.
The 32-year-track, old’s Anti-Hero, which features the lyric, “It’s me. Hi! I’m the issue; I’m the problem “has swiftly gained popularity on Tik Tok.
When Swift unexpectedly revealed the new album in the last seconds of the 2022 MTV VMAs in New Jersey in August, fans were taken aback.
Her description of the album is “a voyage through terrors and wonderful dreams” and “the story of 13 restless nights spread throughout my life.”
After the quaint indie-folk of 2020’s Folklore and 2020’s Evermore, the star returns to the pop palette of her pre-pandemic records.
Her late-night tales, though, are presented in more subdued tones than smashes like Shake It Off and Lover, and the sombre sounds of those records still linger.
The album was published in a variety of collectible formats, including four vinyl editions that can be combined to form a clock, as part of a creative marketing strategy.
Before sales and radio play were taken into account, however, Billboard projected that Swift’s Top 10 conquest would have been accomplished by streams alone.
With 1.4 million copies sold, including more than a million on CD and vinyl, Midnights debuted at the top of the US album chart, a nearly unheard-of quantity in the age of streaming.
With 204,000 sales, the album also tops the UK chart, becoming the first album to surpass 200,000 sales since Adele’s 30 just over a year ago.
Unexpectedly, that sum represents Swift’s highest first-week sales total throughout her UK chart career. Her previous record was for the 2014 release of the album 1989, which sold 90,300 copies.
However, due to a UK chart regulation that only permits three songs by one artist to feature in the Top 100 at the same time, she is unable to duplicate her dominance of the US singles countdown.
Swift would have owned eight of the top ten singles this week if that restriction hadn’t been in place. She must make do with being ranked number three (Lavender Haze), number three (Anti-Hero), and number four (Snow On The Beach).
Sam Smith’s Unholy, which peaked at number one last week, is still in the top spot this week, keeping Swift from making a clean sweep of the top spots.
According to Billboard magazine, Swift’s most recent album assisted her in breaking multiple records.
She now has more top 10 hits than any other female artist in the history of the chart, with a total of 40, surpassing Madonna’s
She is only behind Drake, who has 59 top 10s, among all acts.
The first album in history to produce 10 top 10 singles is Midnights.
Swift also set records for the number of album streams on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon Music in a single day.
Midnights has the biggest weekly vinyl album sales of the twenty-first century in the UK, selling 62,000 vinyl copies on its own.