Taylor Swift becomes first artist to occupy top 10 spots of Billboard Hot 100
She is the first female artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 since The Beatles’ ‘Beatles’, who achieved the feat way back in December 1963.
Swift has also become the first artist to reach the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 since Led Zeppelin’s in April of 1969.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the most important music chart in the world, published bi-monthly by Billboard magazine.
Swift’s record-breaking five number 1s is one of the most impressive records in the history of the Hot 100.
“Billboard Hot 100” is compiled from three distinct parts of its list. The Hot 100’s most current week is published first; then there is a “Hot 100 Year End Chart”. This latest chart was published on December 16, 2013.
“Year End 2017” chart is compiled from the Hot 100’s previous two years.
And finally, there is the “Hot 100 Mainstream Songs” ranking. This is the Billboard’s most important ranking, which is published only on the week following the current Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Swift’s new record-breaking run began when her single “Look What You Made Me Do” peaked at No 1 on the chart dated December 12, 2013. The song, released on November 24, 2013, became Swift’s ninth top 10 single in the US after “Ours”, “Delicate” and “Safe & Sound” were also charting at the time.
The first artist to peak at No 1 in the Hot 100 following a chart-topper is The Beatles, who achieved the feat way back in December 1963.
“Year End” rankings are calculated by multiplying the week’s ranking by the current chart’s standard deviation.
The “Year End 2015” chart includes the top 10 songs from the year-end chart in 2015, as well as the Top 50 for 2014.
Swift’s five number 1s this year make her the first artist and the first woman to top the Billboard Hot 100 since The Beatles achieved “The Beatles” in December 1963.
There have been seven artists to achieve five Top 10s in the Hot 100: The Beatles (5 times), Elvis Presley (3 times), Marvin Gaye (3 times), Prince (2 times), The Rolling Stones (2 times), The Beach Boys