No One Has Done This Before in Billboard's History

Taylor Swift snags all of the top 10 spots on Billboard's Hot 100
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2022 1:21 AM CDT
Updated Nov 5, 2022 6:00 AM CDT
No One Has Done This Before in Billboard's History
This image released by Republic Records shows "Midnights" by Taylor Swift.   (Republic Records via AP)

Taylor Swift released her latest album, Midnights, on Oct. 21, and by Monday, she'd made history: All of the top 10 songs on Billboard's Hot 100 belonged to her. "Anti-Hero," the lead single from the album, is in the No. 1 slot, followed by nine others also from Midnights, CNN reports. It's a feat no one else has accomplished in Billboard's 64-year existence; the previous record-holder was Drake, who held nine of the top 10 spots on the Hot 100 for a week in September of last year.

Last week, Spotify reported that Swift had also broken two of its records, with Midnights becoming the streaming service's most-streamed album in a 24-hour period and Swift becoming the most-streamed artist in a 24-hour period. And if you think she only broke one Billboard-related record, you'd be wrong; there are a bunch more accolades where that came from, including the fact that Swift is now the first artist who's debuted at the top of the Hot 100 and Hot 200 at the same time as many as four times. She also sailed past the Beatles and Madonna in other areas; for more, Billboard runs down her many, many Midnights-related accomplishments here. (More Taylor Swift stories.)

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