Top 20 Hot 100 Songwriters, 2000-Present
No. 15: Taylor Swift

Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2010.

From "Empire State of Mind" to "California Gurls," Lady Gaga to Lady Antebellum, B.o.B to "OMG," "Fearless" to "Not Afraid," Train to "Airplanes" (specifically, a "G6") let's recap the most impressive honors achieved on Billboard surveys this year.


November

Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" storms in atop the Billboard 200, logging the biggest sales week since 50 Cent's "The Massacre" in 2005. Her third studio album starts with 1,047,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Ten titles from the set debut on the Hot 100, led by "Sparks Fly" at No. 17. With "Mine," the title cut, "Back to December" and "Mean" having previously charted, each of the 14 songs from "Speak Now" has appeared on the Hot 100. With 11 songs gracing the Nov. 13 list, Swift enjoys the most titles charted simultaneously by a female act ...

Reba McEntire extends her mark for most top 10s among women in the 67-year archives of Country Songs, as "Turn On the Radio" rises 12-10. The song is McEntire's 59th top 10. Dolly Parton ranks second among women with 55 top 10 trips ...

Ke$ha collects the 17th No. 1 debut in the Hot 100's history, as "We R Who We R" charges in at the apex. The lead single from "Cannibal" is Ke$ha's second No. 1, following "TiK ToK," which led for nine weeks beginning in January, the year's longest reign ...

Rihanna's "What's My Name?" vaults 60-1 on the Hot 100 to become her eighth No. 1 (and featured artist Drake's first). The track starts atop Digital Songs, marking Rihanna's ninth No. 1 on the survey, the highest total since the chart's data began contributing to the Hot 100 the week of Feb. 12, 2005 ...

George Strait edges closer to Eddy Arnold's record for most top 10s on Country Songs, as "The Breath You Take" rises 11-10. The song is Strait's 83rd top 10, a sum second only to Arnold's 92, the last of which the late legend collected in 1980. The following year, Strait notched his first top 10, the No. 6-peaking "Unwound" ...

Led by its second top 10, "Teenage Dream" (No. 8), the "Glee" Cast assumes ownership of the second-highest sum of Hot 100 appearances in the chart's 52-year history. The act ups its count to 93 charted titles dating to its arrival June 6, 2009. The troupe passes James Brown (91) and now trails only Elvis Presley (108) for most Hot 100 entries since the list's Aug. 4, 1958, launch ...

Rihanna rewrites the mark for most Pop Songs No. 1s, as "Only Girl (In the World)" rises 2-1. The song is Rihanna's seventh Pop Songs leader, pushing her past Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga, each with six. The track concurrently crowns the Hot 100, making Rihanna the first female artist to tally four Hot 100 No. 1s in a calendar year ...

Following their arrival at the iTunes Store, the Beatles inhabit 39 of the 50 positions on Rock Digital Songs. The fab foursome steamrolls past the prior mark of seven concurrent titles, set by Linkin Park.

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