All the Records Taylor Swift Has Broken With ‘Midnights’ Album


Taylor Swift is the first artist in history to occupy the entire top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.

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Taylor Swift in the “Anti-Hero” music video.

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Ten songs from “Midnights” debuted atop the Billboard 100, with “Anti-Hero” leading the charge at No. 1.

Drake previously held the record when nine songs from 2021’s “Certified Lover Boy” debuted in the top 10.

“10 out of 10 of the Hot 100??? On my 10th album??? I AM IN SHAMBLES,” Swift wrote on Twitter to commemorate the achievement.

It marked the first time in Billboard history that no male artists appeared in the top 10.

Swift is the woman with the most top-10 hits in the chart’s history.

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Taylor Swift performs onstage during NSAI 2022 Nashville Songwriter Awards.

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Swift now claims 40 top-10 hits throughout her career, surpassing Madonna’s 38. Among all acts, she trails only Drake, who has 59.

She ties Ariana Grande for the most No. 1 song debuts among women.

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Taylor Swift in “Anti-Hero” and Ariana Grande in “Positions.”

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Swift and Grande have both arrived atop the Billboard Hot 100 five times. They are tied with BTS for the second-most instant chart-toppers in history, trailing Drake’s seven.

“Midnights” is the first album ever to earn so many top-10 hits.

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Taylor Swift in the “Bejeweled” music video.

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Ten songs from “Midnights” are now top-10 hits after debuting atop the Billboard Hot 100: “Anti-Hero” at No. 1; “Lavender Haze” at No. 2; “Maroon” at No. 3; “Snow on the Beach (feat. Lana Del Rey)” at No. 4; “Midnight Rain” at No. 5; “Bejeweled” at No. 6; “Question…?” at No. 7; “You’re On Your Own, Kid” at No. 8; “Karma” at No. 9; and “Vigilante Shit” at No. 10.

Again, Swift broke Drake’s record that he set with “Certified Lover Boy,” when he occupied nine spots in the top 10 (all except for No. 6).

In fact, all 20 songs from the extended version of “Midnights” debuted on the Hot 100, with “Dear Reader” earning the lowest entry at No. 45 on the chart.

Swift now has 188 charting hits throughout her career, passing Lil Wayne for the third-most. She trails Drake (278) and the “Glee” cast (207).

“Midnights” is already the best-selling album of 2022 by far.

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Taylor Swift in the cover art for “Midnights.”

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“Midnights” debuted atop the Billboard 200 with 1.578 million equivalent album units earned in the US — the biggest debut sales week for any album since Adele’s “25” in 2015 and the first to sell more than 1 million copies in a single week since Swift’s own “Reputation” in 2017.

Swift is the only artist in history with five albums that sold over 1 million copies in one week.

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Taylor Swift in a promo image for “Midnights.”

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Of the 22 albums in history that have sold over 1 million copies in one week, Swift claims five of them: “Speak Now,” “Red,” “1989,” “Reputation,” and “Midnights.”

Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, and Eminem trail with two apiece.

Swift now ties Barbra Streisand for the most No. 1 albums among women.

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Taylor Swift and Barbra Streisand at the 2010 Grammys.

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“Midnights” is Swift’s 11th No. 1 album. These include nine of her official studio releases (all except her debut album “Taylor Swift”) and both of her rerecordings, “Fearless (Taylor’s Version”) and “Red (Taylor’s Version).”

Although she ties Streisand for No. 1 albums overall, Swift is the first female artist to have 11 albums debut in the top spot of the Billboard 200.

Swift is also just the sixth act in Billboard history with more than 10 No. 1 albums, joining The Beatles (19), Jay-Z (14), Drake (11), Bruce Springsteen (11), and Streisand (11).

Swift is the only artist in history to debut a song at No. 1 and an album at No. 1 simultaneously on four separate occasions.

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Taylor Swift in the “Anti-Hero” music video.

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She previously became the first artist ever to achieve this feat in 2020 with “Cardigan” (from “Folklore”), then again with “Willow” (from “Evermore”), “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” (from “Red (Taylor’s Version)”), and now “Anti-Hero” (from “Midnights”).

Only two other acts have ever managed to land atop both charts simultaneously: BTS (who did it once in 2020) and Drake (twice in 2020 and 2021).

Swift broke the record for the most-streamed artist in a single day in Spotify history.

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Taylor Swift in the “Bejeweled” music video.

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Within 24 hours after the release of “Midnights,” the “Mastermind” singer racked up 228 million Spotify streams, breaking another record previously held by Drake.

Swift also became the most-streamed female artist in Spotify history and the first to cross 35 billion streams across her catalog.

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