It’s been over a week since Taylor Swift released Midnights and now we’re starting to get some data back. For one, the album just went No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with the biggest first week in seven years. Meanwhile, lead single “Anti-Hero” had the third-biggest streaming week in the history of Spotify.
Towards the end of last week, predictions (like this one and this one) said that Swift would occupy the entirety of the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 with songs from Midnights, an unprecedented feat. If that came to pass, it would be the first time an artist has ever owned the entire Hot 100 top 10 in one week. It turns out those predictions were correct: On the new Hot 100 chart dated November 5, Swift does indeed have all top-10 spots, led by “Anti-Hero” at No. 1.
The #Hot100 top 10 (chart dated Nov. 5, 2022)
— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) October 31, 2022
Swift has previously shown her appreciation for how immediately successful her new album has been. On The Tonight Show last week, she told Jimmy Fallon, “I’m beside myself, really. […] The fact that the fans have done this — the breaking of the records and the going out to the stores and getting it… it’s like, you know, I’m 32, so we’re considered geriatric pop stars. They start trying to put us out to pasture at age 25. I’m just happy to be here!”
Midnights is out now via Republic. Get it here.