If Taylor Swift were Britney, she would be singing, “Oops, I did it again” because, unbelievably, that is exactly what the star has done— again and again and again. To be exact, she did it ten times. Swift’s meteoric rise to the top of the top among musicians seems to be never-ending, as she has proven this week by adding yet another musical feather to her cap.
She is not only the first artist to do so, but the first female one as well, beating out both Drake and the Beatles. All this is thanks to Swift’s singular voice, constant ability to adapt and tap into the emotions of the generations to whom she appeals, and, of course, Swifties, her ardent base of ever devoted fans.
Swift 10 out of 10 on her 10th album
So what exactly did Ms. Swift do? To put it simply, the 32-year old American singer songwriter swept all top ten positions on the U.S. Billboard’s Hot 100 for the first time in its 64-year history. Yes, that’s right. She has a song in every single spot from the first all the way to the tenth.
Thus, not only is she one of the best-selling and wealthiest females in the music industry, but now, she can also seriously lay claim to the title of “Greatest of All Time Artists,” a title she received from Times, Rolling Stones magazine, and Forbes.
“10 out of 10 of the Hot 100???? On my 10th album??? I AM IN SHAMBLES,” the pop star tweeted.
No one else seems to be, however, because what can one say? Swift, at the moment, is red hot, so, of course she stands at the pinnacle of the Hot 100s.
All 13 in the top 15: that’s a real legacy
Yet, let’s back-track a little. Midnights, the album, has thirteen songs not just ten and all of them made the top fifteen.
And before the clock could even strike midnight on October 22nd, Taylor Swift broke the record for most-streamed album in a single day in Spotify history. Congratulations, @taylorswift13 ♥️ pic.twitter.com/FpHfhrkqWL
— Spotify (@Spotify) October 21, 2022
At the top is “Anti-Hero,” followed by “Lavender Haze,” “Maroon,” “Snow on the Beach,” “Midnight Rain,” “Bejewelled,” “Question…?,” “You’re on Your Own,” “Kid,” “Karma,” and “Vigilante Shit.”
“Mastermind” came in at number thirteen; “Labryrinth” was fourteenth, and “Sweet Nothing” placed fifteenth. Whoosh! Now that is stardom.
“Midnights,” in fact, is set to become one of 2022’s all-time best and fastest selling releases. On its release date, it sold 1.4 million copies merely from streaming, a phenomenon unheard of until now. It also exceeded the sales of the U.K.’s own pop queen Adele by breaking the 204,000 barrier since she released her last album. She has even outdone Madonna!
From her humble beginnings in Nashville, Tennessee to her 2004 deal with Sony and 2006 breakthrough platinum album, Swift has been both forceful and fearless.
Having sold over two hundred million albums worldwide and won eleven Grammys after being nominated forty times—as well as winning twenty-five BMI Country awards, five BMI London Awards, and thirty-four BMI Pop awards, one has to ask the question: “What now?”
That is obviously a question only Ms. Swift herself can answer. Nevertheless, one can be sure that the world will not have to wait long at all for a reply.