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Taylor Swift Makes History on Streaming Songs Chart

Taylor Swift
Beth Garrabrant

Taylor Swift

In addition to debuting at No. 1 with “Cardigan,” Swift rewrites the record for most simultaneous chart appearances by a woman.

Taylor Swift sets multiple records on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart for women, led by No. 1 debut “Cardigan” on the Aug. 8-dated tally.

With 16 entries on the Aug. 8 chart, Swift rewrites the mark for the most simultaneous appearances on Streaming Songs by a woman since the survey’s 2013 inception. The entirety of new album Folklore’s standard tracklist makes the latest list, making her share 16 of the 50-position ranking. The previous record holder, Cardi B, notched 14 songs on the Streaming Songs chart dated April 21, 2018.

Swift had previously appeared on a single Streaming Songs ranking as many as 13 times, via the tally dated Sept. 7, 2019, upon the release of Folklore’s predecessor, Lover.

Additionally, Swift breaks the record for most songs simultaneously within Streaming Songs’ top 10 by a woman; six tracks reach that territory Aug. 8, exceeding the previous best achieved by Cardi B, twice, with five (Jan. 20-27, 2018).

“Cardigan” bows at No. 1 with 34 million U.S. streams in the tracking week ending July 30, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The song marks Swift’s fourth No. 1 and first since “Look What You Made Me Do,” which reigned for two weeks in September 2017.

Swift takes the mark for most Streaming Songs leaders by a woman and ties for the second-most No. 1s all time, alongside Justin Bieber and Travis Scott, both also with four. Drake leads all acts with eight.

Most No. 1s, Streaming Songs
8, Drake
4, Justin Bieber
4, Taylor Swift
4, Travis Scott
3, Beyoncé
3, Juice WRLD
3, Lil Baby
3, Miley Cyrus

Swift also now has 15 Streaming Songs top 10s, with “Cardigan” joined by “The 1” (No. 2,  29.3 million streams), “Exile,” featuring Bon Iver (No. 5, 26.1 million), “The Last Great American Dynasty” (No. 6, 20.8 million), “My Tears Ricochet” (No. 7, 20 million) and “August” (No. 9, 18 million). She slots into a tie for seventh on the all-time top 10s list, alongside Kanye West and Nicki Minaj; Drake again leads with 46.

Most Top 10s, Streaming Songs
46, Drake
19, Post Malone
18, Ariana Grande
18, Lil Uzi Vert
18, The Weeknd
16, Justin Bieber
15, Kanye West
15, Nicki Minaj
15, Taylor Swift

“Cardigan” concurrently bows at No. 1 on the multi-metric Billboard Hot 100, while Folklore starts atop the Billboard 200. It’s the first time the same artist has debuted at No. 1 on both charts at the same time.