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Taylor Swift spends a record-extending 83rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Nov. 4), thanks to nine albums on the Billboard 200 and two songs on the Billboard Hot 100, including her latest leader, “Cruel Summer.”
Pacing Swift’s titles on the Billboard 200 is her former six-week No. 1 Midnights at No. 6, with 52,000 equivalent album units earned Oct. 20-26, according to Luminate. The 2022 release notches a 53rd consecutive week in the top 10, encompassing its entire chart run – and matches Swift’s 1989 as her only albums to spend their first 53 weeks in the region; 1989 logged 60 total weeks in the top 10, its first 53 consecutively in 2014-15.
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Here’s a recap of Swift’s current Billboard 200-charting albums.
No. 6, Midnights
No. 7, Lover
No. 12, Folklore
No. 15, 1989
No. 20, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)
No. 21, reputation
No. 25, Red (Taylor’s Version)
No. 26, Evermore
No. 48, Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
Swift is slated to have another massive week on next week’s charts with her latest re-recorded album, 1989 (Taylor’s Version). According to initial reports to Luminate, the set has earned more than 550,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. through its first three days of release (Oct. 27-29), of which more than 370,000 are in album sales. In terms of total equivalent album units earned, 1989 (Taylor’s Version) already has the second-largest week of the year, trailing only Swift’s Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), which bowed with 716,000 units in July.
On the Hot 100, “Cruel Summer” tallies a second week at No. 1, after it became Swift’s 10th leader. With the resilient track from her 2019 album Lover, Swift joined 10 other acts with double-digit No. 1 totals. Meanwhile, Swift’s former eight-week No. 1 “Anti-Hero” ranks at No. 20 and has now spent 53 weeks on the chart, extending its run as her longest-charting hit.
Blink-182 re-enters the Artist 100 at No. 2, thanks to the trio’s new LP One More Time… The set debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 125,000 units, becoming the band’s third leader, after 2001’s Take Off Your Pants and Jacket and 2016’s California.
Plus, the Rolling Stones return at a new No. 3 Artist 100 high, thanks to the band’s new album Hackney Diamonds. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers’ first album of all-new material since 2005 arrives at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 (101,000 units), becoming their record-extending 38th top 10. They also become the first act with newly-charted top 10s in each decade since the 1960s.
The Artist 100 measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay and streaming to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.
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