Taylor Swift: first artist with top 10 of Billboard Hot 100

It must be exhausting to break so many records.

On Monday, Swift became the first artist in history to have the top 10 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 consisted entirely of tracks from her 10th album, Midnights, all at once. The wafer-thin single from the album “antihero“ leads at No. 1; “Lavender Haze”, “Maroon”, “Snow on the Beach” with Lana Del Ray and “Midnight Rain” round out the top 5.

“Midnights” sold 1.578 million album equivalent units in its first week, more than enough to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It’s the biggest sales week for an album since Adele’s “25” sold 3.482 million units upon its release in 2015, and the biggest tally since Swift’s own “Reputation” sold 1.216 million copies in its first week on sale in 2017.

“Midnights” is Swift’s 11th album to reach #1 on the Billboard 200, including the “Taylor’s Version” re-recordings of “Fearless” and “Red”. Their 2006 self-titled debut is their only studio album not to make #1 (it peaked at #5).

With 40 top 10 hits on the Hot 100 over the course of her career, Swift surpassed Madonna as the most top 10 woman in chart history. (Madonna has 38 top 10 singles.) Swift is surpassed only by Drake, who has 59 top 10 hits.

According to ChartDataSwift’s dominance this week means there were no male artists in the top 10 of the Hot 100 for the first time in history.

Taylor released the Cinderella-inspired video for Bejeweled on Oct. 25, which includes guest appearances from Midnights producer Jack Antonoff, Laura Dern, Dita Von Teese, Laith Ashley, Pat McGrath and LA rock trio Haim, who Swift’s play evil stepsisters.

Swift hinted at an upcoming tour for Midnights during her recent interview on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.

“I should do it,” Swift said. “When the time comes, we’ll do it. I miss it.”

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-10-31/taylor-swift-history-first-artist-top-ten-spots-billboard-hot-100 Taylor Swift: first artist with top 10 of Billboard Hot 100

Sarah Ridley

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