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Taylor on the US Charts

Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 1:35 PM Popular Sticky

Taylor's amazing success on the US Billboard sales charts has far exceeded any other artist over the past 5 1/2 years.

From the longevity of Taylor Swift (2006) to the huge sales of Fearless (2008) and Speak Now (2010), there is no solo artist in US history who has matched Taylor in reaching # 1 album sales for their release year for her first two albums...will Speak Now eventually be her 3rd consecutive # 1 selling studio album?

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May 2013 update

Taylor is # 1 for album sales of three studio albums based on their release year, and close enough to # 1 for Speak Now that she may eventually have four straight sales leaders.

The five years of # 1 albums by the Beatles, who released in the US after success in the UK, are Taylor's only competition for album sales success based on US Release Year. Whitney Houston's first album was # 1 but not her second, and other artists don't have a sales leader from their debut albums. Elvis Presley is the only solo artist besides Taylor with three career albums which were # 1 in their release year. Whitney Houston is credited with two sales leaders since she sang over half of the songs on The Bodyguard Soundtrack. Miles Davis, Pink Floyd, and Journey had the top selling album for two release years.

This list of US album sales by release year as of the week ending April 28, 2013:


2006

01 - 5,346,966 - TAYLOR SWIFT - Taylor Swift

02 - 4,951,587 - ME AND MY GANG - Rascal Flatts
03 - 4,942,393 - DAUGHTRY - Daughtry
04 - 4,872,879 - HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL - Soundtrack
05 - 4,445,738 - FUTURESEX/LOVE SOUNDS - Justin Timberlake
06 - 3,889,701 - THE DUTCHESS - Fergie Jul 29 2012
07 - 3,726,601 - HANNAH MONTANA - Soundtrack May 22 2011
08 - 3,329,025 - B'DAY - Beyonce Jul 29 2012
09 - 3,010,963 - KONVICTED - Akon Jul 29 2012
10 - 2,925,663 - ENJOY THE RIDE - Sugarland Aug 28 2011
11 - 2,744,227 - CONTINUUM - John Mayer
12 - 2,493,016 - GREATEST HITS VOL.2 - Tim McGraw Feb 3 2013
13 - 2,370,272 - TAKING THE LONG WAY - Dixie Chicks Jan 13 2008
14 - 2,353,213 - STADIUM ARCADIUM - Red Hot Chili Peppers Sep 4 2011
15 - 2,326,877 - LOVE - Beatles Jan 6 2013
16 - 2,217,237 - NOW 23 - Various Jul 15 2007
17 - 2,122,035 - THE OPEN DOOR - Evanescence Oct 23 2011
18 - 2,111,080 - LOOSE - Nelly Furtado May 22 2011
19 - 2,086,436 - AWAKE - Josh Groban Feb 15 2009
20 - 2,060,128 - YOUR MAN - Josh Turner Jun 8 2008


2008

01 - 6,733,181 - FEARLESS - Taylor Swift

02 - 4,505,524 - THE FAME - Lady GaGa Mar 24 2013
03 - 3,792,955 - THA CARTER III - Lil Wayne Feb 24 2013
04 - 3,301,994 - DARK HORSE - Nickelback
05 - 3,143,254 - THE FOUNDATION - Zac Brown Band
06 - 3,079,270 - I AM SASHA FIERCE - Beyonce
07 - 2,850,088 - VIVA LA VIDA - Coldplay Sep 23 2012
08 - 2,785,697 - TWILIGHT - Soundtrack
09 - 2,525,671 - 19 - Adele
10 - 2,320,483 - ONLY BY THE NIGHT - Kings Of Leon
11 - 2,168,000 - BLACK ICE - AC/DC Jul 11 2010
12 - 2,150,890 - PAPER TRAIL - T.I. Feb 13 2011
13 - 2,058,472 - LADY ANTEBELLUM - Lady Antebellum Dec 30 2012
14 - 2,052,764 - FUNHOUSE - P!nk Apr 7 2013
15 - 1,975,642 - MAMMA MIA - Soundtrack
16 - 1,891,685 - DEATH MAGNETIC - Metallica Jun 6 2010
17 - 1,720,095 - WE SING WE DANCE WE STEAL THINGS - Jason Mraz Oct 14 2012
18 - 1,686,937 - CIRCUS - Britney Spears Aug 26 2012
19 - 1,677,183 - SPIRIT - Leona Lewis May 22 2011
20 - 1,621,363 - 808S AND HEARTBREAK - Kanye West Jan 3 2010


2010

01 - 4,428,994 - RECOVERY - Eminem
02 - 4,334,376 - SPEAK NOW - Taylor Swift

03 - 3,988,679 - NEED YOU NOW - Lady Antebellum
04 - 3,273,391 - MY WORLD 2.0 - Justin Bieber Mar 31 2013
05 - 2,919,491 - MY KINDA PARTY - Jason Aldean
06 - 2,885,326 - SIGH NO MORE - Mumford & Sons
07 - 2,704,643 - TEENAGE DREAM - Katy Perry
08 - 2,145,948 - THE GIFT - Susan Boyle Dec 30 2012
09 - 1,960,419 - DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS - Bruno Mars
10 - 1,870,124 - PINK FRIDAY - Nicki Minaj Dec 9 2012
11 - 1,731,073 - LOUD - Rihanna Apr 7 2013
12 - 1,705,383 - YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE - Zac Brown Band
13 - 1,665,545 - THANK ME LATER - Drake Apr 21 2013
14 - 1,497,965 - THE BAND PERRY - Band Perry
15 - 1,370,491 - ANIMAL - Ke$ha Mar 25 2012
16 - 1,327,036 - SOLDIER OF LOVE - Sade Apr 24 2011
17 - 1,321,024 - MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY - Kanye West Jan 13 2013
18 - 1,304,553 - HANDS ALL OVER - Maroon 5
19 - 1,257,027 - BROTHERS - Black Keys
20 - 1,236,320 - RAYMOND V RAYMOND - Usher Apr 24 2011



2012

01 - 3,625,448 - RED - Taylor Swift

02 - 2,235,712 - BABEL - Mumford & Sons
03 - 1,761,916 - UP ALL NIGHT - One Direction
04 - 1,652,533 - TAKE ME HOME - One Direction
05 - 1,490,165 - BELIEVE - Justin Bieber
06 - 1,430,101 - THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE - Pink
07 - 1,420,344 - BLOWN AWAY - Carrie Underwood
08 - 1,312,975 - SOME NIGHTS - Fun.
09 - 1,298,413 - OVEREXPOSED - Maroon 5
10 - 1,261,386 - NIGHT TRAIN - Jason Aldean
11 - 1,257,910 - UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX - Bruno Mars
12 - 1,223,089 - THE LUMINEERS - Lumineers
13 - 1,091,701 - TUSKEGEE - Lionel Richie
14 - 958,608 - UNAPOLOGETIC - Rihanna
15 - 868,149 - GOOD KID M.A.A.D CITY - Kendrick Lamar
16 - 863,308 - NIGHT VISIONS - Imagine Dragons
17 - 861,934 - MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY - Rod Stewart Jan 6 2013
18 - 855,846 - TORNADO - Little Big Town
19 - 852,770 - THE WORLD FROM THE SIDE OF THE MOON - Phillip Phillips
20 - 847,787 - UNCAGED - Zac Brown Band

thanks to oldbloke for the stats!

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Most Hot 100 Hits by Females in Billboard history

73 -- Aretha Franklin
59 -- Taylor Swift

56 -- Madonna
56 -- Dionne Warwick
53 -- Connie Francis
48 -- Brenda Lee
48 -- Nicki Minaj
45 -- Mariah Carey
45 -- Rihanna
42 -- Miley Cyrus
41 -- Barbra Streisand
40 -- Mary J. Blige
40 -- Diana Ross

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Most Billboard top 10 hot digital songs by all acts

28 Taylor Swift & Rihanna



Most Billboard top 40 songs on Hot 100 by females

49 Madonna
43 Taylor Swift & Aretha Franklin

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80, Elvis Presley
64, Lil Wayne
57, Elton John
51, "Glee" Cast
50, the Beatles
49, Madonna
46, Stevie Wonder
44, James Brown
43, Aretha Franklin/Taylor Swift including Everything has Changed Oct 17/13
41, Marvin Gaye
41, Jay Z
41, the Rolling Stones

Source

Hot 100 Song Debuts

11 Taylor Swift
6 Eminem/Lil Wayne

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Taylor Swift US Album Sales

Taylor Swift (2006) 5,419,000
Fearless (2008) 6,818,000
Speak Now (2010) 4,405,000
Red (2012) 4,000,000

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 4:46 AM

    Wow!!
    Forever Swifty..

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    New single - new success???
    I burned RED on 2/2/14
    I spoke now on 22/3/11

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    She is currently number #2 on the iTunes chart after 'All About That Bass' by Megan Trainor

    GOOO TAYLOR

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    SHE IS NUMBER #1 on iTunes chart

    NICE JOB SWIFTIESSSSS

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    loveeee loveeee loveeeeee
    can't stop rocking out to this song!
    Be fearless and speak now,
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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    wooooo hoooo! :D

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    Im so so proud of her! Taylor is the Queen! She is always on top of her game!!
    It feels like a perfect night to dress up like HIPSTERS.

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 4:15 AM

    AMAZING!!!!!




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    RE: Taylor on the US Charts

    Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 6:20 AM

    She is incredible. And what makes her even more incredible is that she shows not a single ounce of vanity. She's such a wonderful person and role model

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Probably best openingweek of this year I think with her new album? Did'nt know eminem beat her speak now album (Never thought I would say that sentence).

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    SIO on the US Charts!

    Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 2:11 PM


    US Billboard Charts (30/08/2014)

    Bubbling Under Hot 100
    4 New 1 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift - Big Machine | Republic

    US Billboard Charts (30/08/2014)
    Radio Songs
    45 New 1 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift - Big Machine | Republic

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    Mediabase - US Daily Airplay

    POP:

    19 TAYLOR SWIFT Shake It Off 4103 0 4103 29.833
    +1132 Spins
    +1132 Bullet
    +6.932 Audience

    HOT AC:

    22 TAYLOR SWIFT Shake It Off 1479 0 1479 11.726
    +402 Spins
    +402 Bullet
    +3.005 Audience

    TAYLOR SWIFT – Shake It Off: 45.243 (+ 10.821)



    KWORB prediction for next week's chart

    1. Shake It Off 573,000
    2. All About That Bass 300,000
    3. Bang Bang 137,000
    4. Black Widow 128,000
    5. Rather Be 109,000
    6. Break Free 107,000
    7. Boom Clap 99,000
    8. Stay With Me 96,000
    9. Anaconda 96,000
    10. Chandelier 96,000


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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Billboard Top 100 News:
    Meghan Trainor's pop/doo-wop charmer “All About That Bass” jumped to #2 in its sixth week on the Hot 100. Trainor has a shot at #1 next week, BUT Taylor's new “Shake It Off” single may well debut at #1! If that happens "Shake" would be Swift’s second #1 on the Hot 100, but her first to debut at #1. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" (a #4 Hit in the UK) shot from #72 to #1 in its second week back in August 2012.
    Current projections are that "Shake" will sell 425,000+ copies in its first week.

    In UK she is chasing her first #1 single. David Guetta, the French superstar DJ’s latest track Lovers On The Sun FT Sam Martin was leading the race 1 on Wednesday but is facing a last minute challenge from Miss Taylor Swift!

    Taylor Swift Reveals New Album “1989” on Yahoo Stream (Chart impact and more)

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    GO TAYLOR!!!

    Credit To FIXMYHEART

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    # 1 - Point scores for calculating US Billboard Hot 100

    Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 6:10 AM

    Billboard frequently updates their formula for determining which songs are the best on the Hot 100. There are lots of details such as the Wednesday to Tuesday radio play week which caused "Never, ever" to hit the Hot 100 at # 72 in the previous week to release in 2012.

    Big Machine and Taylor appear to have called the perfect game with their 5 PM Monday release date which only allowed SIO to hit # 104 from huge radio airplay, allowing SIO to not chart on the previous week's Top 100 chart.....and potentially score a huge # 1 debut this week!

    Postby Theodorerichert » Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:23 am
    A little bit of algebra tells us that, as of last week, if
    1k downloads sold = 1 point on the Billboard Hot 100
    Then
    1 mill US audience impressions = 1.37 points
    And
    1 mill US streams = 20.57 points.
    So we can use these numbers to get an idea where songs might fall on the Hot 100.
    (Full discloser these points are all off by at least a little. It is impossible to get exact due to rounding in the article.)

    Code:
    D= 1000 downloads
    A= 1 mill audience impressions
    S= 1 mill streams.

    So SIO might get from (low end) 19.2S+450D+55A = 920 (points)
    to (high end) 23.1S+500D+70A = 1071
    For streams on the low end I calculated 50% of YouTube hits coming from the USA on the high end it was 60%.

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    Mediabase - US Daily Airplay
    11. TAYLOR SWIFT - Shake It Off: 81.422 (+ 24.587)


    POP:
    15 TAYLOR SWIFT Shake It Off 7787 0 7787 52.688
    +1227 Spins
    +1227 Bullet
    +7.933 Audience

    HOT AC:

    10 TAYLOR SWIFT Shake It Off 2856 0 2856 22.183
    +489 Spins
    +489 Bullet
    +3.731 Audience

    AC:

    20 TAYLOR SWIFT Shake It Off 193 0 193 1.271
    +42 Spins
    +42 Bullet
    +0.166 Audience

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    Taylor Swift Aiming For No. 1 On Hot 100 With 'Shake It Off'
    By Gary Trust | August 22, 2014 3:11 PM EDT

    Expect a major "shake"-up atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart next week, as Taylor Swift appears headed for a No. 1 debut with her new single, "Shake It Off."

    Based on expected massive first-week sales, airplay and streaming, the song looks likely to open atop the ranking. Check out Billboard.com on Wednesday (Aug. 28) when highlights of the chart will post. (The full Hot 100 will update online the following day.)

    Swift released the celebratory, anti-negativity anthem on Monday (Aug. 18, just after 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET), when she hosted a Yahoo! live stream. "Shake" introduces 1989, Swift's fifth studio album and first since Red two years ago. The set arrives Oct. 27 on Big Machine Records.



    Here's a look at how her new hit is shaping up in the Hot 100's three measurement metrics.

    SALES
    According to industry projections, "Shake" could start with more than 475,000 downloads sold in the U.S. in its first week (ending Sunday, Aug. 24). Such a sum would mark the biggest arrival this year, besting Ariana Grande's "Problem," which bowed with 438,000 sold and debuted at No. 1 on the May 17 Digital Songs chart. (It entered the Hot 100 at No. 3 and went on to peak at No. 2 for five weeks.)

    The last song to start north of 475,000 sold: Katy Perry's "Roar," which debuted atop the Aug. 31, 2013, Digital Songs tally with 557,000. It vaulted 85-2 on the Hot 100 that week ahead of its two-week stay at No. 1.

    STREAMING
    In addition to launching as the top-selling song in the country, "Shake" should begin as the most-streamed in its first week, too. According to preliminary data from Nielsen BDS, "Shake" easily drew the most streams in the U.S. on Aug. 18-19 on Vevo on YouTube: 6.3 million. Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" ranks second with 2.7 million streams in that two-day span.

    "Bass" currently leads Billboard's Streaming Songs chart with 8.1 million U.S. streams overall, with 4.4 million via Vevo on YouTube, in the week ending Aug. 17.

    While it boasts a strong early lead in Vevo on YouTube streams, "Shake" is not available on on-demand audio services.

    AIRPLAY

    "Shake" is also bound for a monster frame of radio airplay in its first full week of availability. On BDS' building Radio Songs chart, the song ranks at No. 10 with 22 million in all-format audience since Wednesday.


    (Because the Radio Songs chart, which powers the airplay component of the Hot 100, follows a Wednesday-Tuesday tracking week, while sales and streaming cover a Monday-Tuesday period, "Shake" debuted on this week's Radio Songs chart at No. 45 with 29 million impressions in its first two days. It was aided by hourly plays on participating Clear Channel and Media Entertainment-owned pop and adult pop radio stations in its first day and a half.)

    "Shake" currently ranks at No. 9 on both the building Pop Songs and Adult Pop Songs charts (which run Monday-Sunday). It's on track to make a record-setting start on each list, as no song has ever debuted in the top 10 since the tallies launched in 1992 and 1996, respectively.

    In all, Swift seems a safe bet to storm in at No. 1 on the Hot 100 next week.

    Should it rocket to the top, "Shake" would become her second No. 1, following "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." The first single from Red vaulted 72-1 on the Sept. 1, 2012, Hot 100 following its first week of availability. It led for three weeks total.


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    Record Radio Debut.....# 9 Adult Pop Songs chart.....highest debut in history of chart!

    Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' Makes Record Start At Radio
    By Gary Trust | August 25, 2014 12:05 PM EDT


    The song breaks the record for the highest debut ever on Adult Pop Songs, while tying for the best start on Pop Songs

    Taylor Swift sets a record for the highest debut in the history of Billboard's Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, where "Shake It Off" blasts in at No. 9.

    On the Pop Songs chart, "Shake" soars in at No. 12, tying the record for the best-ever launch.....


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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    Taylor's hard work and determination has paid off. She is an amazing singer and very talented!

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    # 8 on US Daily Airplay!

    Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    It's a new week, and SIO has a huge jump over last week's 28th position on the AC chart!


    Mediabase - August 26, 2014 building chart - Hot Adult Contemporary

    lw tw artist / album label plays TW plays LW % change
    28 9 TAYLOR SWIFT
    Shake It Off Big Machine/Republic 959 289 231.8

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    POP:

    40 9 TAYLOR SWIFT Shake It Off 9445 843 8602 62.277
    +429 Spins
    -414 Bullet
    +1.229 Audience

    HOT AC:

    43 8 TAYLOR SWIFT Shake It Off 3526 289 3237 26.707
    +202 Spins
    -87 Bullet
    +0.967 Audience

    AC:

    82 17 TAYLOR SWIFT Shake It Off 315 7 308 1.739
    +65 Spins
    +58 Bullet
    +0.207 Audience

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    # 8 on US Daily Airplay

    *25-26

    Mediabase:

    08.26.2014

    1. SAM SMITH – Stay With Me: 213.254 (- 2.138)
    2. MAGIC! – Rude: 189.236 (- 3.974)
    3. NICO & VINZ – Am I Wrong: 178.692 (- 1.520)
    4. CHARLI XCX – Boom Clap: 127.216 (+ 2.720)
    5. DISCLOSURE – Latch f/Sam Smith: 124.037 (- 3.861)
    6. MAROON 5 – Maps: 123.638 (+ 1.548)
    7. JEREMIH – Don’t Tell ‘Em f/YG: 105.822 (+ 5.023)

    8. TAYLOR SWIFT – Shake It Off: 97.301 (+ 15.879)

    9. ARIANA GRANDE – Problem f/Iggy Azalea: 81.763 (- 4.007)
    10. JOHN LEGEND – All Of Me: 81.563 (- 1.645)
    11. IGGY AZALEA – Fancy: 80.812 (- 4.398)
    12. ARIANA GRANDE – Break Free f/Zedd: 76.883 (+ 1.891)
    13. CLEAN BANDIT – Rather Be f/Jess Glynne: 76.204 (+ 1.862)
    14. MEGHAN TRAINOR – All About That Bass: 74.741 (+ 4.965)
    15. SIA – Chandelier: 74.330 (+ 2.608)
    16. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS – Bailando f/D.Bueno/S.Paul/GDZ: 71.858 (+ 1.415)
    17. TINASHE – 2 On f/Schoolboy Q: 70.654 (- 0.670)
    18. IGGY AZALEA – Black Widow f/Rita Ora: 69.913 (+ 3.151)
    19. TIM MCGRAW F/FAITH HILL – Meanwhile Back At Mama’s: 66.296 (- 0.527)
    20. COLDPLAY – A Sky Full Of Stars: 66.229 (+ 2.361)

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    I think this era will be her most successful

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    Ask Billboard: If Taylor Swift Hits No. 1 ...

    Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 9:18 AM


    Ask Billboard: If Taylor Swift Hits No. 1 ...

    By Gary Trust | August 26, 2014 11:05 AM EDT



    A look at chart feats that could await Swift tomorrow.

    IF TAYLOR SWIFT HITS No. 1 …

    Hi Gary,

    Reviewing some stats, I found three fun things that can happen on this week's Billboard Hot 100 regarding Taylor Swift and her new hit, "Shake It Off":
    If she debuts at No. 1, fittingly it will be song number 22 to debut at the pole position.

    Swift would also become the second Taylor to debut at the top, following Taylor Hicks in 2006. He started at the summit with "Do I Make You Proud" after he won American Idol.

    And, her latest song would be the second No. 1 debut in-a-row containing the word "shake." Remember Baauer's "Harlem Shake" last year?

    Sincerely,

    Luis Manuel Acosta
    Barcelona, Spain

    Hi Luis,

    Fun stuff! And, it's certainly looking like "Shake" will start at No. 1 on the Hot 100. As reported yesterday, the song launches as the first to debut in the top 10 (at No. 9) on the Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, while tying Mariah Carey's 21-year-old record with a No. 12 launch on the Pop Songs chart.

    I love the "22" tie-in, referencing her hit from last year.

    Taylor Hicks made his first Billboard chart appearance on June 10, 2006, fresh off his Idol win. Who would've guessed that that other new Taylor, a then-16-year-old country newcomer, would go on to such immensely greater heights than the champion of TV's top show at the time when she made her chart debut three weeks later?

    Oh, and three other Taylors have topped the Hot 100 (although not with songs that debuted at No. 1): James Taylor's "You've Got a Friend" crowned the July 31, 1971, chart; on April 3, 1976, Johnnie Taylor's "Disco Lady" began a four-week reign; and, 14 years later, on April 7, 1990, Taylor Dayne reached No. 1 with "Love Will Lead You Back." The latter diva remained the only female Taylor to rule until Swift's only No. 1 so far, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," hit the top on Sept. 1, 2012.

    As for Baauer, it was only a year ago that his hit ignited a viral craze and spent its first five weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100. Swift's new album is named 1989, titled in part since she was born Dec. 13 that year. Baauer wouldn't be out of place calling his next album 1989: he was born that April 30.

    We'll find out tomorrow if "Shake" shakes its way to No. 1 on the Hot 100.

    Based on monitoring radio last Monday, Swift's song already feels omnipresent. In fact, hearing it on Z100 here in New York at the top of each hour that night made it seem that Clear Channel's tradition of playing selected new hits hourly might not be enough. In an on-demand age, perhaps a song as buzz-worthy as "Shake" could merit plays every half-hour, or even several times in a row upon its release. Then again, I'm a binge-listener, having played my new favorite song, Camera Obscura's "Break It to Me Gently," on-repeat, obsessively, and at the expense of all other songs, on a long walk last weekend. But, in a time when we binge-watch TV shows, i.e., Orange Is the New Black on Netflix, or the current Simpsons marathon on FXX, maybe such a new strategy wouldn't sound like overkill on radio.

    Speaking of The Simpsons, the show and Swift's new song are possibly the two most prominent stories in entertainment right now. How else are they tied together? Again, Swift was born Dec. 13, 1989. The Simpsons was born (as its own series) on Fox … four days later.

    Mmm … coincidences …

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 5:30 AM

    I think it is interesting how for all artists sales are down by almost 2 million between 2008 and 2010.

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