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Taylor Swift creates history by taking all positions in US music top 10 successes – BBC News World

  • Mark Savage
  • BBC music correspondent

Taylor Swift became the first artist in history to occupy every top 10 spot on the US Singles Chart.

The singer-songwriter surpassed Drake, who had a previous record of nine Top 10 singles, in September 2021. Before them, the Beatles had eight Top 10 hits in 1964.

Swift’s chart dominance stems from her latest album, midnightWhich has become the best-selling release of 2022.

The pop star tweeted, “10 out of 10 on the Hot 100? On my 10th album? I’m in a little bitch.”

The 32-year-old holds the number one spot with singles anti HeroWhose refrain, “It’s me. Hi! I’m the problem, it’s me,” has quickly become a TikTok trend.

The remaining top 10 included other tracks from the album such as lavender mist, red color, snow on the beach, bejeweled You karma,

, All 13 Songs of the Standard Version of midnight enter top 15interrupted only by unholy Sam Smith’s on the 11th and bad habits In 12 by Steve Lacey.

Seven Bonus Songs of the “Deluxe Edition” midnight They appear between the numbers 20 and 45.

success born of insomnia

Swift surprised her fans when, in August, during the final moments of the 2022 MTV Awards, she announced the release of the new album.

She has described the album as “the story ofI’ve had 13 sleepless nights all my life“and” A Journey Through Terror and Sweet Dreams”.

midnight The post-homemade indie-folk also marks Starr’s return to the pop-style of her pre-pandemic albums. Evermore You social litratureBoth released in 2020.

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Last week, Swift was celebrating her song Antihero, which hit the top of the charts. Now other singles from the same album follow.

But the faded sound of those albums persists and their nightly stories are characterized by a more muted tone than the hits. shake it off You Lover,

Part of its success is due to a clever marketing campaign, which The album was released in several collectible formats, including four vinyl editions that combine to form a watch.,

but Board reported that Swift’s top 10 victory was only with this in mind currentsBefore counting sales and radio plays.

midnight debuted at number one on the US Albums Chart, selling 1.4 million copies.Of which over a million were on CD and vinyl, a figure that was almost unheard of in the era of streaming,

Similarly, the album topped the UK charts with sales of 204,000 copies, making it the first album since Adele’s “30” to break the 200,000 sales barrier a year earlier.

Amazingly, this figure represents the biggest sales in the first week of Swift’s career on the UK charts. His previous record was for the album “1989”, which sold 90,300 copies in 2014.

However, it is unable to repeat its dominance of the US charts in the UK as a rule allows only three songs by an artist to appear in the top 100 at the same time.

Without that ban, Swift would have had eight of the top 10 singles this week. Instead, he has to be content with being number one (anti Hero), three (lavender mist) and four (snow on the beach,

last week’s number one unholy by Sam Smith, holds the number two spot, depriving Swift of the entire top of the list.

magazine Board said that Swift’s latest album helped her break several records.

She Now Has the Most Top 10 Hits Among Women in Chart History, surpassing Madonna’s 38 with a total of 40. Among all the cast, he is second only to Drake, who has 59 top 10s.

midnight It is also the first album in history to have 10 top 10 singles on the chart.

acute broke most records currents of the same album a day on Spotify, Apple and Amazon Music.

in the United Kingdom, midnight It sold 62,000 copies on vinyl alone, the highest weekly sales of any vinyl album in the 21st century.

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