Taylor Swift Ties Rihanna for Most Digital Song Sales No. 1s With Debut of 'Gorgeous'
On the Hot 100, the song launches at No. 13.
"Gorgeous," the third song released so far from Taylor Swift's album Reputation, due Nov. 10, blasts in at No. 1 on Billboard's Digital Song Sales chart (dated Nov. 11), with 68,000 downloads sold in the tracking week ending Oct. 26, according to Nielsen Music.
The song soars in at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, which blends streaming, airplay and sales data, as, powered by its official audio clip, it also bows at No. 16 on the Streaming Songs chart with 16.9 million U.S. streams. (While not a radio focus single, it additionally drew 3.6 million in all-format airplay audience in the tracking week.)
With the chart-topping start of "Gorgeous" on Digital Song Sales, Swift ties Rihanna for the most No. 1s in the list's history: 14 each. Swift also extends her record for the most No. 1 debuts to 13.
The first two tracks from Reputation each opened atop Digital Song Sales: "Look What You Made Me Do" roared onto the Sept. 16-dated chart with 353,000 sold, the greatest weekly total for a song in 2017, and "...Ready for It?" launched on the Sept. 23 ranking with 135,000 sold. The songs started at Nos. 1 and 4 on the Hot 100, respectively, with "Look" reigning for three total weeks.
Reputation is the first album to generate at least three Digital Song Sales No. 1s since Drake's Views produced three in 2015-16 ("Hotline Bling"; "Pop Style," featuring The Throne; and "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla). The last such set by a woman was Swift's last album, 1989, which yielded four sales No. 1s in 2014-15 ("Shake It Off"; "Out of the Woods"; "Blank Space"; and "Bad Blood," featuring Kendrick Lamar).
Speaking of Drake, Swift scores her 39th top 20 Hot 100 hit, tying Drake for seventh place among artists with the most such entries. Elvis Presley leads all acts with 48 top 20 Hot 100 hits (dating to the chart's Aug. 4, 1958, launch, more than two years after Presley's career began), followed by Lil Wayne, Madonna (44 each), The Beatles, Rihanna (42 each) and Elton John (40).
All charts will update tomorrow (Oct. 31) on Billboard.com.