Taylor Swift creates history as the first artist to takeover the entire US top 10

Swift claims the number one spot with the single Anti-Hero.

Taylor Swift creates history as the first artist to takeover the entire US top 10
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Taylor Swift is now the most historic artist in Billboard’s 64-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, as she became the first artist to claim the survey’s entire top 10 in a single frame.

She overtook Drake, who had the previous record of nine top 10 singles in September 2021. Beatles scored eight top 10s in 1964 before him.

Swift’s chart domination is due to her latest album, “Midnights,” which has become 2022’s fastest-selling release.

“Midnights” becomes the first album with as many as 10 Hot 100 top 10s, besting the nine from Drake’s Certified Lover Boy in 2021.

“10 out of 10 of the Hot 100??? On my 10th album??? I AM IN SHAMBLES,” tweeted the pop star.

Taylor Swift creates history as the first artist to takeover the entire US top 10
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The “Midnights” album, released Oct. 21 on Republic Records, is at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with the biggest week for any release in seven years.

Swift also adds ten new Hot 100 top 10s; she now boasts the top 10s among women in the chart’s history, with 40 (surpassing Madonna’s 38).

“Anti-Hero,” the first promoted single from Midnights, debuts at No. 13 on Radio Songs, the highest debut this year and Swift’s best opening level among 45 career entries.

Swift shocked fans when she announced the new album in August’s closing moments of the 2022 MTV VMAs in New Jersey.

She described the record as the story of “13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life” and “a journey through terrors and sweet dreams.”

Billboard conveyed that streams alone would have achieved Swift’s Top 10 takeover before sales and radio play were counted.

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