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Taylor Swift Returns to No. 1 on Artist 100 Thanks to 'Love Story' Re-Recording

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Taylor Swift performs onstage during iHeartRadio's Z100 Jingle Ball 2019 at Madison Square Garden on December 13, 2019, in New York City.

She extends her record for the most weeks spent at the summit.

Taylor Swift extends her record for the most weeks spent atop the Billboard Artist 100, as she returns for a 46th total week at No. 1 on the chart, dated Feb. 27.

Swift jumps from No. 5 to No. 1 on the strength of her new re-recording of her 2008 smash "Love Story," renamed "Love Story (Taylor's Version)."

The new take debuts at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 13.7 million U.S. streams, 1.1 million in radio airplay audience and 25,000 downloads sold, according to MRC Data. It opens as her record-padding 22nd No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart.

The re-recording also launches at No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, making Swift the first woman ever to debut atop the tally with a single with no accompanying artists. She's also the first artist with leaders on the list in the 2000s, '10s and '20s. The song is her eighth No. 1 on the chart and first since "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" in 2012-13.

The original "Love Story" was released from Swift's second LP, 2008's Fearless. The new version is from her forthcoming re-recording of the album, Fearless (Taylor's Version). (Re-recordings of older songs or albums are treated separately from their originals, with independent chart histories for each version.)

Also boosting Swift on the Artist 100, her single "Willow" rises 29-25 on the Hot 100, after it debuted at No. 1 in December, and she boasts eight albums on the Billboard 200. Evermore (which houses "Willow") ranks at No. 6, followed by Folklore (No. 15), Lover (No. 32), 1989 (No. 60), Fearless (No. 63), Red (No. 97), Reputation (No. 119) and Speak Now (No. 121).

After Swift's 46 weeks at No. 1 on the Artist 100, Drake has totaled 31, followed by The Weeknd (20) and BTS and Ariana Grande (15 each).

The Artist 100, which launched in 2014, measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.

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Taylor Swift Set to Release Re-Recorded ‘Fearless’ Album, ‘Love Story’ Single Drop | Billboard News