- Mark is savage
- BBC Music Correspondent
Taylor Swift became the first artist in history to hold every top 10 spot on the US singles chart.
The singer-songwriter surpassed Drake, who held the previous record of nine top 10 singles, in September 2021. Before him, the Beatles had eight top 10 hits in 1964.
Swift’s chart dominance stems from her latest album, midnightsIt has become the best-selling publication of 2022.
“10 out of 10 on the Hot 100? On my 10th album? I’m in a bit of a slump,” the pop star tweeted.
The 32-year-old holds the No. 1 singles spot Anti-heroWhose refrain, “It’s me. Hi! I’m the problem, it’s me,” soon became a TikTok trend.
The rest of the top 10 includes other tracks from the album Lavender-haze, brown, Snow on the beach, Bejeweled Y Karma.
All 13 songs on the standard version of midnights Enter the first 15Interrupted only by Unholy Sam Smith’s on the 11th and Bad habits By Steve Lacy at 12.
Seven bonus tracks from the “Deluxe Edition”. midnights They appear between numbers 20 and 45.
Successes Born of Insomnia
In August, Swift surprised her fans when she announced the release of a new album during the closing moments of the 2022 MTV Awards.
He described the album as “the story of”.13 sleepless nights spread throughout my life” and “A journey through horrors and sweet dreams”.
midnights After the homemade indie-folk of Indie-Folk, it also marks the star’s return to the pop style of her pre-Pandemic albums. Always Y FolkloreBoth were released in 2020.
But the bleak sound of those albums lingers and their late-night stories are painted in muted tones rather than hits. Shake it off Y boyfriend.
Part of its success is due to a clever marketing campaign The album was released in several collectible formats, including four vinyl versions combined to form a watch.
But advertisement board Swift’s take on the top 10 was reportedly taken into account StreamsBefore sales and radio plays are counted.
midnights It debuted at number one on the US album chart, selling 1.4 million copiesOver a million of these were on CD and vinyl, an unheard of number for the era. Streaming.
Similarly, the album topped the UK charts with sales of 204,000 copies, making it the first album to break the 200,000 sales barrier since Adele’s “30” a year earlier.
Amazingly, that figure marks the biggest first-week sales of Swift’s career on the UK charts. His previous record was for the album “1989”, which sold 90,300 copies in 2014.
However, he was unable to replicate his dominance of the US charts in the UK due to a rule that allows three songs by an artist to appear in the top 100 at the same time.
Without that restriction, Swift would have had eight of the top 10 singles this week. Instead, she must be satisfied with being number one (Anti-hero), three (Lavender-haze) and four (Snow on the beach)
Number one last week Unholy By Sam Smith, Swift was denied the entire top spot on the list and stuck at number two.
magazine advertisement board That said, Swift’s latest album helped her break several records.
She now has the top 10 hits among women in the chart’s history, with a total of 40 surpassing Madonna’s 38. Among all artists, he is second only to Drake with 59 top 10s.
midnights It was the first album in history to make a top 10 single on the chart.
Swift Broke more records Streaming One album a day on Spotify, Apple and Amazon Music.
In the United Kingdom, midnights It sold 62,000 copies on vinyl alone, the highest weekly sales of any vinyl album in the 21st century.
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