Global music star Taylor Swift has achieved an unprecedented feat on the Billboard music charts, becoming the first performer to fill the entire top 10 spots in the magazine's weekly Hot 100 list of singles.
Billboard reported Monday that the 32-year-old Swift's new song “Anti-Hero” debuted at No. 1, joining nine other songs from her album "Midnights," which was released Oct. 21. She surpasses rapper Drake, who had claimed nine of the top-10 spots in September of last year.
Following “Anti-Hero,” which has seen 59.7 million streams, 32 million in airplay audience and 13,500 singles sold, are: “Lavender Haze” (No. 2), “Maroon” No. 3), “Snow on the Beach," feat. Lana Del Rey (No. 4), “Midnight Rain" (No. 5), “Bejeweled” (No. 6), “Question…?” (No. 7), “You’re on Your Own, Kid” (No. 8), “Karma” (No. 9) and “Vigilante [expletive]" (No. 10).
In addition to this milestone, 11-time Grammy Award-winner Swift has also set the record for the most top-10 singles by women, with her 40 outdoing Madonna's 38. Swift has the second-most by any act, surpassed only by Drake with 49. Her new album "Midnights" has the most top-10 hits of any album, passing Drake's "Certified Lover Boy" (2021) which landed nine.
With “Anti-Hero” giving Swift her ninth No. 1, the singer-songwriter becomes one of 16 acts to have nine or more, and one of seven women — including Long Island born-and-raised Mariah Carey, who leads that segment with 19. The overall titleholder is The Beatles, with 20 No. 1 songs.
Swift's first top-10 single was "Love Story," which charted in October 2008.
Billboard compiles its Hot 100 singles chart, its Billboard 200 album chart and others in collaboration with the independent data provider Luminate, which "reviews and authenticates data," the magazine said. "In partnership with Billboard, data deemed suspicious or unverifiable is removed, using established criteria, before final chart calculations are made and published."