Taylor Swift Holds Top of Billboard Artist 100, Sparked by ‘Anti-Hero’ Sales Increase

Taylor Swift continues her record run at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Nov. 19) as she spends a record 53rd week at the summit.

Swift leads the way thanks to the continued success of her latest LP Midnights, which is No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 299,000 equivalent album units earned, according to Luminate. The album spent its first two weeks at No. 1, having debuted with 1.578 million units, the biggest single-week total since the opening of Adele’s 25 in December 2015 (3.482 million).

Swift charted a total of nine albums on the latest Billboard 200, the most among any number this week. After Midnightsshe performs with Folklore (No. 19), Red (Taylor’s Version) (No. 23), Love (No. 25), 1989 (No. 35), Evermore (No. 50), reputation (No. 70), Fearless (Taylor’s Version) (No. 105) and Speak now (No. 124).

Swift also corresponds to 18 of Midnights20 songs (from the set’s standard version and “3am Edition”) on the latest Billboard Hot 100, led by “Anti-Hero,” which logs a third week at No. 1. The song sold 327,000 downloads—up 1,793%—Nov. 4-10, sparked by seven new remixes made available for purchase during the tracking week. The total is the biggest for a song in a single week in over five years since her own “Look What You Made Me Do” hit 353,000 (September 16, 2017).

Here’s a recap of Swift’s moves on Nov. 19-dated Hot 100. All 20 tracks from Midnights ranked on the chart the previous two weeks; in the set’s debut frame (Nov. 5), Swift made history as the first artist to claim the entire top 10 in a single week.

Rank, title:
None. 1, “Anti-Hero”
None. 23, “Lavender Haze”
None. 30, “Midnight Rain”
None. 33, “Bejeweled”
None. 36, “Maroon”
None. 39, “Karma”
None. 40, “Snow on the Beach” feat. Lana del rey
None. 42, “You’re On Your Own, Kid”
None. 51, “Vigilante Shit”
None. 56, “Questions…?”
None. 65, “Mastermind”
None. 67, “Labyrinth”
None. 71, “Sweet Nothing”
None. 76, “Would have, could have, should have”
None. 85, “Bigger Than All Heaven”
None. 87, “The Great War”
None. 90, “Paris”
None. 98, “High Adultery”

Drake and 21 Savage rank No. 2 and No. 3 respectively on the Artist 100, as their new collaborative LP Her loss debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (404,000 units). The set kicks off as Drake’s 12th No. 1 album, the third-most in the chart’s history, and 21 Savage’s third.

Plus, Joji re-enters the Artist 100 at No. 5, nearly matching his No. 4 peak, thanks to his new album Smithereens. The LP arrives at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 (57,000 units), marking his third top 10.

The Artist 100 measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, mix of album and track sales, radio airplay and streaming to provide a weekly multidimensional ranking of artist popularity.

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