Taylor Swift‘s “Look What You Made Me Do” vaults from No. 77 to No. 1 in its second week on Billboard’s Hot 100. That’s the biggest leap to No. 1 since “Crack a Bottle” by Eminem, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent vaulted from No. 78 to No. 1 on Feb. 21, 2009.
“Look What You Made Me Do” is the lead single from Swift’s upcoming sixth studio album, reputation. The lead singles from her two most recent studio albums were also out-of-the-box No. 1 hits. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” the lead single from Red, vaulted from No. 72 to No. 1 in its second week in August 2012. “Shake It Off,” the lead single from 1989, debuted at No. 1 in September 2014.
This is Swift’s fifth No. 1 hit. She also topped the chart with “Blank Space” and “Bad Blood” (featuring Kendrick Lamar). Only four other artists have amassed five or more No. 1 hits so far in this decade. Rihanna leads the pack with nine, followed by Katy Perry with eight and Bruno Mars with seven. Justin Bieber is tied with Swift with five leaders so far in this decade.
“Look What You Made Me Do” set new weekly records for the greatest sales and streams of any song in 2017. The old records were held by Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” (featuring Bieber), respectively.
Swift’s smash sold 353K digital copies in the U.S. this week. That’s the greatest weekly tally since Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” sold 379K in its first week in May 2016.
“Look What You Made Me Do” enters Top Digital Songs at No. 1. It’s Swift’s 12th No. 1 digital hit. Only one artist has had more No. 1 digital hits in the history of the chart (which dates to October 2004). Rihanna leads with 14. Swift first topped the digital chart in February 2010 with “Today Was a Fairytale,” a dewy song from Garry Marshall’s rom-com, Valentine’s Day. (Play it back-to-back with the chilly, score-settling “Look What You Made Me Do” and it sounds like two different artists.)
Swift’s song amassed more than 84.4 million U.S. streams in the tracking week. Only one song has posted a greater weekly sum: Baauer’s “Harlem Shake,” which peaked with 103 million streams. Swift sets a new record for the all-time top weekly streaming sum for a song by a woman. The old record was held by Adele’s “Hello,” which posted 61.6 million streams in its first week in November 2015.
“Look What You Made Me Do” enters the Official U.K. Singles Chart at No. 1. It’s Swift’s first No. 1 hit in the U.K. She had previously climbed as high as No. 2 with three hits—”Love Story,” “I Knew You Were Trouble.” and “Shake It Off.”
“Look What You Made Me Do” is the first song by a female solo artist (who wasn’t part of a collabo) to reach No. 1 in both the U.S. and the U.K. since Adele’s “Hello.”
The song’s success has boosted Swift’s most recent studio album, 1989, which vaults from No. 64 to No. 38 in its 142nd chart week on The Billboard 200. The album has sold 6,068,000 copies in traditional album sales. The album jumps to No. 1 on Top Catalog Albums, displacing Eminem’s Curtain Call: The Hits. This marks the first time that Swift has topped the catalog chart since her EP Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection, was on top for four weeks in 2010-11.
Liam Payne becomes the third past or present member of One Direction to land a top 10 hit on the Hot 100, as “Strip That Down” (featuring Quavo) jumps from No. 11 to No. 10 in its 15th week. He follows Zayn, who has cracked the top 10 with two solo hits, and Harry Styles, who scored with “Sign of the Times” (No. 4 earlier this year).
One Direction joins a very select list of groups where three or more members have landed top 10 hits of their own. The others are the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, and New Edition.
It’s interesting that boy bands account for two of the four groups that have done this. The five members of New Edition ranged in age from 15 to 17 in December 1984 when “Cool It Now” became their first top 10 hit. The five members of One Direction ranged in age from 18 to 20 in April 2012 when “What Makes You Beautiful” became their first top 10 hit.
Another member of One Direction may soon join Payne in the top 10. Niall Horan is in the top 15 with “Slow Hands.”
“Strip That Down” is Quavo’s fourth top 10 hit as a solo artist. In addition, he reached No. 1 as a member of Migos.
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” (featuring Bieber) dips from No. 1 to No. 2 in its 33rd week, one week after it tied the Mariah Carey/Boyz II Men smash “One Sweet Day” for the longest run at No. 1 in Hot 100 history (16 weeks). That’s a gentler drop than “One Sweet Day” experienced in March 1996. That smash tumbled from No. 1 to No. 5.
Cardi B ‘s “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” holds at its No. 3 peak in its ninth week. It moves up to No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts” (featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller) drops from its No. 2 peak to No. 4 in its 11th week. The song spent seven weeks at No. 2, the most for a No. 2 hit since Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” spent eight weeks at No. 2 in 2015.
Charlie Puth’s “Attention” holds at its No. 5 peak in its 19th week.
Imagine Dragons’ “Believer” drops from its No. 4 peak to No. 6 in its 30th week.
French Montana’s “Unforgettable” (featuring Swae Lee) dips from No. 6 to No. 7 in its 21st week. The song peaked at No. 3.
Shawn Mendes’s “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” dips from No. 7 to No. 8 in its 19th week. The song peaked at No. 6.
Logic lands his first top 10 hit as “1-800-273-8255” (featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid) leaps from No. 29 to No. 9 in its 18th week. The song’s title is the phone number of the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. The artists’ performance of the song was the emotional highlight of the VMAs. This is Cara’s fourth top 10 hit; Khalid’s first.
Two former No. 1 hits, Bruno Mars’s “That’s What I Like” and Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” drop out of the top 10 this week. Also, Yo Gotti’s “Rake It Up” (featuring Nicki Minaj) drops out of the top 10 after hitting No. 10 last week.
Sam Hunt’s “Body Like A Back Road” tops Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart for a record-extending 30th week.
Julia Michaels’ “Issues” tops the 1 million mark in digital sales this week. The song peaked at No. 11.
Lil Uzi Vert’s first full-length album, Luv Is Rage 2, debuts at No. 1. The album includes his former top 10 hit, “XO Tour Llif3.”
XXXTentacion’s 17 debuts at No. 2.
Queens of the Stone Age lands its third top five album as Villains debuts at No. 3. The album was this week’s best-seller in traditional album sales, but lost out when streaming and digital track sales were factored in. The album enters the Official U.K. Albums Chart at No. 1. It’s the band’s first No. 1 album in the U.K. It’s the first album by an American band to reach No. 1 in the U.K. since Kings of Leon’s Walls in October.
Fifth Harmony lands its fourth top 10 album or EP as Fifth Harmony debuts at No. 4. Only four other all-female groups have amassed four or more top 10 albums. The Supremes lead the pack with eight. Destiny’s Child and Dixie Chicks have also had four. The album includes the hit single “Down” (featuring Gucci Mane), which won Best Pop Video at the VMAs.
Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. drops from No. 3 to No. 5 its 20th week. The album has logged four weeks at No. 1.
A$AP Mob lands its first top 10 album as Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy debuts at No. 6. Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends hit No. 13 in 2016.
Old Dominion lands its first top 10 album as its sophomore album, Happy Endings, debuts at No. 7. Happy Endings enters Top Country Albums at No. 1, displacing Luke Combs’s This One’s for You.
Khalid’s American Teen drops from No. 6 to No. 8 in its 26th week. The album peaked at No. 4. The album includes the former top 20 hit “Location.”
Kodak Black’s Project Baby Two drops from No. 2 to No. 9 in its second week.
The War on Drugs lands its first top 10 album as A Deeper Understanding debuts at No. 10. The rock group’s last album, Lost in the Dream, debuted and peaked at No. 26 in 2014.
Brand New’s Science Fiction plummets from No. 1 to No. 97 in its second week. That’s by far the steepest fall from No. 1 since 1963, when separate stereo and mono charts were combined into one comprehensive chart. It breaks a record set last November when Bon Jovi’s This House Is Not for Sale tumbled from No. 1 to No. 43 in its second week. Will we start to see albums drop from No. 1 out of the top 100 in their second week? It’s starting to look that way, isn’t it?
Six other albums drop out of the top 10 this week. Neck Deep’s The Peace and the Panic drops from No. 4 completely off The Billboard 200. Kesha’s Rainbow drops from No. 5 to No. 16. DJ Khaled’s Grateful drops from No. 7 to No. 17. Ed Sheeran’s ÷ drops from No. 8 to No. 13. Dave East’s Paranoia: A True Story drops from No. 9 to No. 72. Imagine Dragons’ Evolve drops from No. 10 to No. 12.
The Moana soundtrack drops from No. 18 to No. 21 in its 41st week. The album peaked at No. 2. It’s No. 1 on Top Soundtracks for the 19th week.
Coming Attractions: Look for LCD Soundsystem’s American Dream and Lil Uzi Vert’s album to battle for No. 1 next week.