- Mark Savage
- BBC Music Correspondent
Taylor Swift became the first female 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 dominance of the chart stems from her latest album, Midnightwhich became the best-selling edition of 2022.
“10 out of 10 on the Hot 100? On my 10th album? I’M A LITTLE IN THE FUCK,” the pop star tweeted.
The 32-year-old holds the top spot with a single Anti herowhose refrain “It’s me. Hi! I’m the problem, it’s me,” quickly became a TikTok trend.
The rest of the top 10 includes other songs from the album such as Lavender Haze, Chestnut, Snow on the beach, Adorned with jewels Mr karma.
All 13 songs from the standard edition Midnight enter the top 15he just cut it off Unholy Sama Smith 11. i Bad habits by Steve Lacy at 12 p.m.
Seven bonus tracks from the “deluxe edition”. Midnight They appear between numbers 20 and 45.
Successes born from insomnia
Swift surprised her fans when she announced the release of a new album during the closing moments of the 2022 MTV Awards in August.
She described the album as a story about “13 sleepless nights stretched through my life” and “journey through horrors and sweet dreams”.
Midnight it also marks the star’s return to the pop style of his pre-pandemic albums, after domestic indie-folk Forever Mr Folkloreboth released in 2020.
But the faint sound of those albums remains and their nocturnal stories are colored in more muted tones than hits like Shake It Off Mr Lover.
It owes part of its success to a clever marketing campaign in which the album has been released in multiple collectible formats, including four vinyl editions that are combined into a watch.
But Board reported that Swift’s Top 10 achievement only happened by taking into account streamsbefore sales and radio plays were counted.
Midnight debuted at number one on the US album chart, selling 1.4 million copiesover a million of which were on CD and vinyl, a figure almost unheard of in 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 mark since Adele’s “30” just under a year ago.
Surprisingly, the number represents the biggest first-week sales of Swift’s career in the UK charts. The previous record was his album “1989”, which sold 90,300 copies in 2014.
However, it cannot repeat its dominance of the US chart in the UK due to a rule that only allows three songs by an artist to appear in the Top 100 at a time.
Without that cap, Swift would have had eight of the top 10 singles this week. Instead, he must settle for being number one (Anti hero), three (Lavender Haze) and four (Snow on the beach).
Number one last week Unholy Sama Smith holds on to second place, denying Swift the entire top spot.
Magazine Board she said Swift’s latest album helped her break several records.
She now has the most 10 hits among women in chart historywith a total of 40 surpassing Madonna’s 38. Among all artists, she is second only to Drake, who has 59 top 10s.
Midnight it is also the first album in history to spawn 10 top 10 singles on the chart.
Fast also broke records for the most streams one album in one day on Spotify, Apple and Amazon Music.
In the United Kingdom, Midnight it sold 62,000 copies on vinyl alone, the highest weekly sales for any vinyl album in the 21st century.
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