Taylor Swift Set For Multiple Debuts on Next Week's Hot 100
Taylor Swift, fresh off her win for Entertainer of the Year at Wednesday's Country Music Association Awards, is set to debut multiple singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart next week.
Swift may see two debuts within the top 15 of the tally, with a shot at a possible top 10 arrival. Her singles "If This Was a Movie" and "Ours" may sell around 150,000 and 130,000, respectively, by week's end on Sunday, Nov. 13, according to industry prognosticators.
Those kinds of sales figures may be enough to enable a top 15 debut -- with a decent shot at a top 10 arrival.
The two songs made their digital retail debut on Tuesday, Nov. 8, after only being previously available on the deluxe CD version of her "Speak Now" album at Target stores.
A total of six bonus "Speak" tracks made their arrival digitally this week: "Movie," "Ours," "Superman" and alternate versions of "Speak" songs "Mine," "Back to December" and "Haunted."
"Superman" is the third-biggest seller of the bunch, and could shift around 75,000 or more downloads.
Swift's"Speak Now" album was released on Oct. 25, 2010, and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 1.05 million sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
As for where Swift may debut next week on the Hot 100? Even if we don't count whatever airplay and streaming data "Movie" and "Ours" will garner, their sales alone could engineer top 15 debuts on the Hot 100. (The chart blends sales, airplay and streaming data to rank the 100 most popular songs of the week.)
In comparison, two weeks ago Justin Bieber's "Mistletoe" sold 164,000 and, without basically any airplay registered, debuted at No. 11 on the Hot 100.
Swift last visited the top 10 on the Hot 100 dated Oct. 30, 2010, when "Back to December" debuted at No. 6, marking her ninth top 10 single.
With possibly three debuts on the Hot 100 next week, Swift's legacy on the Hot 100 chart grows ever larger. Check out Billboard's Chart Beat today -- it has all the dirt on how Swift compares to other female superstars for most all-time hits on the survey.
And in a nice coincidence, today (11), marks the exact five-year anniversary of when Swift debuted on the Billboard 200 chart with her self-titled first album. The set arrived at No. 19 on the Nov. 11, 2006, tally and eventually rose to a No. 5 peak on Jan. 19, 2008. The album has earned a total of 247 weeks on the tally and has sold 5.1 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.