Taylor Swift Scores 75th Hot 100 Hit, Ties Ray Charles for 10th-Most of All Time
"End Game," featuring Ed Sheeran & Future, debuts at No. 86.
Taylor Swift scores her milestone 75th entry on the Billboard Hot 100, as "End Game," featuring Ed Sheeran and Future, debuts at No. 86 (on the chart dated Dec. 9). With the bow, Swift ties late legend Ray Charles for the 10th-most visits in the history of the Hot 100, which began on Aug. 4, 1958.
"End Game" begins on the chart (which blends streaming, airplay and sales data) as parent album Reputation spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums tally. The track bows at No. 15 on the Digital Song Sales chart with 22,000 downloads sold in the week ending Nov. 23, according to Nielsen Music, while sporting 19 million in all-format radio audience, up 50 percent, in the week ending Nov. 26.
While not being promoted as an official radio single, stations are gravitating to the collab, which jumps 32-26 in its second week on the Pop Songs airplay chart (up 93 percent in plays) and debuts at No. 38 on Adult Pop Songs (up 95 percent).
Here's an updated count of the artists with the most appearances in the Hot 100's history.
Most Hot 100 Entries All-Time
207, Glee Cast
136, Lil Wayne
108, Elvis Presley (whose career launch predated the Hot 100's inception by two years)
91, James Brown
87, Chris Brown
82, Nicki Minaj
81, Kanye West
75, Ray Charles
75, Taylor Swift
73, Aretha Franklin
71, The Beatles
69, Justin Bieber
67, Elton John
63, Stevie Wonder
With "End Game," Future adds his 66th Hot 100 entry and Sheeran earns his 28th, and second with Swift: Their "Everything has Changed," from Swift's 2012 album Red, reached No. 32 in 2013.