With ‘Midnights,’ Taylor Swift Just Did Something No Artist Has Ever Done on the Billboard Charts


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Doubt Taylor Swift at your own peril.

Back on Oct. 21, the global pop star released her tenth album, Midnights, and since its debut she’s now pulled off a feat no other musical artist has ever done in the 64-year history of the Billboard Hot 100: she owns the entire Top 10.

Yes, that’s correct. Each song in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 at the moment is a track from Midnights, led at the top spot by “Anti-Hero,” the album’s lead single:

With this #TaylorTakeover of the Top 10, she passes Drake, who previously held the high-water mark of 9/10 songs in the Top 10 in Sept. of 2021.

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Even in a career of ever-increasing audience numbers and popularity, Swift seemed gobsmacked by the news:

Per Billboard, here’s a look at the official streaming figures for Taylor’s Top 10 that earned her this (admittedly quite astounding) record:

No. 1, “Anti-Hero”: 59.7 million streams / 32 million in airplay audience / 13,500 sold
No. 2, “Lavender Haze”: 41.4 million / 2.4 million / 2,800
No. 3, “Maroon”: 37.6 million / 471,000 / 2,900
No. 4, “Snow on the Beach,“ feat. Lana Del Rey: 37.2 million / 615,000 / 2,600
No. 5, “Midnight Rain”: 36.9 million / 449,000 / 2,200
No. 6, “Bejeweled”: 35.5 million / 1.6 million / 16,100
No. 7, “Question…?”: 31 million / 425,000 / 21,400
No. 8, “You’re on Your Own, Kid”: 34.1 million / 498,000 / 1,500
No. 9, “Karma”: 33 million / 1.9 million / 3,400
No. 10, “Vigilante Shit”: 32.2 million / 424,000 / 6,400

Wow.

Stylistically, Midnights isn’t a straight-ahead indie/folk record like Swift’s 2020 albums Folklore and Evermore, though it does feature producer Jack Antonoff (who was heavily involved on those two LPs) on 11 of its 13 tracks.

At this point in her career, Swift really can do no wrong.



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