Taylor Swift dominates Billboard’s Hot 100 with 14 songs from ‘Tortured Poets’

Taylor Swift has previously achieved the feat of dominating all 10 spots on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart with her hit “Midnights.” Now, the talented pop star has taken it to another level by claiming the top 14 spots on the chart with her latest era, “The Tortured Poets Department.”

    1. “Fortnight” feat. Post Malone
    2. “Down Bad”
    3. “I Can Do It With a Broken Heart”
    4. “The Tortured Poets Department”
    5. “So Long, London”
    6. “My Boy Only Breaks His Favorite Toys”
    7. “But Daddy I Love Him”
    8. “Florida!!!” feat. Florence + The Machine
    9. “Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me?”
    10. “Guilty as Sin?”
    11. “Fresh Out the Slammer”
    12. “loml”
    13. “The Alchemy”
    14. “The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived”

All 31 songs from Swift’s 11th studio album have made it to the top 100, including “Cruel Summer” from “Lover,” as reported by Billboard. This impressive feat adds to Swift’s already remarkable collection of records. “Tortured Poets” now stands as her 14th chart-topping album, putting her on par with Jay-Z for the most No. 1s achieved by a solo artist. It’s worth noting that The Beatles hold the record with 19 chart-toppers.

Swift’s latest single, “Fortnight,” has secured her 12th number one hit on the Hot 100 chart. Her impressive track record of reaching the top spot includes the following songs:

    • “Fortnight” feat. Post Malone from “The Tortured Poets Department”
    • “Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version)” from “1989 (Taylor’s Version)”
    • “Cruel Summer” from “Lover”
    • “Anti-Hero” from “Midnights”
    • “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” from “Red (Taylor’s Version)”
    • “Willow” from “Evermore”
    • “Cardigan” from “Folklore”
    • “Look What You Made Me Do” from “Reputation”
    • “Bad Blood” feat. Kendrick Lamar from “1989”
    • “Blank Space” from “1989”
    • “Shake It Off” from “1989”
    • “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” from “Red”
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‘Tortured Poets’ takes No. 2 slot for album sales

In terms of sales figures, the album consisting of 31 tracks managed to accumulate a total of 2.61 million album units in the United States. Out of this, 1.914 million units were from traditional album sales, which include sales of vinyls, CDs, cassettes, and digital downloads. Billboard changed its ranking system in 2014, shifting focus to the most popular album units instead of traditional album sales. Since then, both Adele and Swift have dominated the charts, claiming the top spots for the 10 biggest weeks.

    1. Adele: “25,” 3.482 million, Dec. 12, 2015
    2. Taylor Swift: “The Tortured Poets Department,” 2.61 million, May 4, 2024
    3. Taylor Swift: “1989 (Taylor’s Version),” 1.653 million, Nov. 11, 2023
    4. Taylor Swift: “Midnights,” 1.578 million, Nov. 5, 2022
    5. Taylor Swift: “Reputation,” 1.238 million, Dec. 2, 2017
    6. Adele: “25,” 1.193 million, Jan. 9, 2016
    7. Adele: “25,” 1.162 million, Dec. 19, 2015
    8. Drake: “Views,” 1.039 million, May 21, 2016
    9. Taylor Swift: “Lover,” 867,000, Sept. 7, 2019
    10. Taylor Swift: “Folklore,” 846,000, Aug. 8, 2020

According to Luminate, a company specializing in data and analytics for the entertainment industry, Adele’s album “25” stands out in the top 10 by having multiple successful weeks of album equivalent units sold.

‘My mind is blown.’

On Sunday, Swift expressed her gratitude to her fans through social media. She was astonished by the immense love and support they have shown for her album, Tortured Poets. With a staggering 2.6 million listens, she couldn’t believe the overwhelming response. She thanked her fans for not only listening and streaming the album but also for embracing it into their lives. Swift admitted feeling completely overwhelmed by the incredible support. She was already excited about getting back to touring, but the fans’ incredible response has made her even more eager for May 9th to arrive.

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On May 9, Taylor Swift will be performing her next Eras Tour concert in Paris, France. Fans are excitedly anticipating that she will include songs from her new album during this spectacular show.

For the love of vinyl

From “Fortnight” to “The Manuscript,” Swift has partnered with various companies to promote her latest creation, immersing the news and social media with its release. Spotify, for instance, established a pop-up library in Los Angeles, which was filled with hidden surprises. Notably, Swift achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the first artist to surpass one billion streams on the platform within just five days. Meanwhile, Apple Music engaged Swifties in a game where they could search for lyrics and uncover a secret code that revealed the opening line of “How Did It End?”: “We hereby conduct this post mortem.” In a tweet, the streaming service proudly declared that the album had shattered the record for the largest number of first-day streams for a pop album.

Taylor Swift has broken her own record for vinyl sales with her latest release. Previously, she sold 693,000 copies of “1989 (Taylor’s Version),” but this time around, she has sold a staggering 859,000 copies. One contributing factor to this historic achievement is the availability of four different vinyl variants for fans to choose from.

Solo artist with winning streak

In 2024, Swift surpassed the King of Rock and Roll as the solo artist with the highest number of weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart.

According to Billboard’s announcement on New Year’s Eve, “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” has maintained its position at number one, allowing the Mastermind Queen to surpass Elvis Presley’s previous record of 67 weeks with a remarkable 68 weeks. But it doesn’t stop there. With the release of “The Tortured Poets Department,” Swift now boasts an impressive total of 70 weeks at the top spot. It’s worth noting that The Beatles still hold the record with an incredible 132 weeks at number one.

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