Taylor Swift becomes first artist to occupy top 10 spots of Billboard Hot 100
Taylor Swift lands No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 for seventh time
Taylor Swift’s “Red” enters the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 1 with 37,000 copies of songs sold, according to Nielsen Music.
No other artist has occupied the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the seventh time in the last 13 years, while Swift’s seventh No. 1 Hot 100 entry sets an all-time Billboard Hot 100 high.
The song spent an impressive 17 non-consecutive weeks in the top of the Billboard 200 and is Swift’s third best performing song in the history of her long career, behind “Shake It Off” (17 non-consecutive weeks) and “Blank Space” (eight weeks).
In addition to the song’s high chart position, Billboard also reports that “Red” marks the first time that a solo artist has spent a seventh week at No. 1 on the Hot 100.
Prior to her seven-week run at No. 1, Swift had the most weeks of No. 1s as a solo artist among the top female artists with seven (the highest mark belongs to Beyonce with eight).
In its latest issue, Billboard ranked Swift’s “Red” as the top-selling song of the week for its seventh consecutive week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart dated Nov. 21. The song was first downloaded 9.2 million times on the Billboard Digital Song Sales chart as of Tuesday morning, Nov. 21, according to Nielsen Music.
The chart-topping track spent an impressive 11 non-consecutive weeks in the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100, tied with Beyonce for the most non-consecutive top 10s among the top female artists.
Swift’s previous Hot 100 No. 1 album was 1989’s “The Hunger Games” and the chart-topping smash “1989” was released in December.