Taylor Swift made history by being the first artist to have all of her songs appear in the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
Taylor Swift is the first artist in history to take over the entire Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This week, the top 10 songs on the Hot 100 are all from Taylor Swift’s album Midnights.
With this news, Swift beats what Drake did last year when he got nine of the top 10 spots on the Hot 100 chart.
The No. 1 spot went to “Anti-Hero,” which replaced “Unholy” by Sam Smith and Kim Petras, who both made history with their No. 1 spot last week.
The album keeps breaking records, like being the most streamed album in one day on both Spotify and Apple Music and having the third-biggest streaming week ever for an album. Swift’s album Red (Taylor’s Version) used to have the most streams in a week for Swift in 2021.
Midnights also gave Swift her eleventh No. 1 Album on the Billboard 200 chart. It was the biggest week for any album in seven years, since Adele’s 25. Billboard says that Swift has just tied Barbara Streisand for the most No. 1 Albums by a woman.
Swift based Midnights on the classic trope of the midnight confession. She used a conversational singing style to tell stories about self-loathing, fantasizing about revenge, and wondering what could have been.
Swift has been re-recording her old albums as well as putting out new music. This is because her previous record label, Big Machine Records, reportedly sold her catalog to a private-equity group for $300 million. She has since put out new versions of her albums Red and Fearless.