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Taylor Swift Extends Record For Most Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 Hits Among Women With ‘Delicate’

The latest single from 'Reputation' rises 46-36, becoming her 56th top 40 entry.

Taylor Swift adds her record-extending 56th top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, as “Delicate” climbs from No. 46 to No. 36 (on the chart dated May 26).

Swift expands her lead over Rihanna, the runner-up among women with 50 top 40 Hot 100 entries. Madonna ranks third among women with 49. Among all acts, Elvis Presley reigns with 80 top 40 titles.


“Delicate” is the sixth top 40 hit from Swift’s 2017 album Reputation, following the three-week No. 1 “Look What You Made Me Do,” “…Ready for It?” (No. 4), “Gorgeous” (No. 13), “Call It What You Want” (No. 27) and “End Game,” featuring Ed Sheeran and Future (No. 18).

Radio airplay is driving “Delicate” most heavily, as it the track climbs 24-20 on the Radio Songs chart, up 14 percent to 45.6 million all-format audience impressions in the week ending May 20, according to Nielsen Music.

Here is an updated look at the acts with the most top 40 Hot 100 hits, dating to the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception (about two years after Presley began hitting predecessor Billboard charts).

80, Elvis Presley
72, Drake
71, Lil Wayne
57, Elton John
56, Taylor Swift
51, Glee Cast
50, The Beatles
50, Rihanna
49, Madonna
48, JAY-Z
47, Nicki Minaj
46, Stevie Wonder
45, Chris Brown
44, James Brown
43, Aretha Franklin
41, Marvin Gaye
41, The Rolling Stones
41, Kanye West


As previously reported, Childish Gambino‘s “This Is America” crowns the May 26-dated Hot 100 for a second week, while rap songs have monopolized the chart’s top four in consecutive weeks for the first time since 2003.

All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (May 22).