For the second time in the nine-year history of Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart, the same artist occupies the entirety of the ranking’s top 10.
Songs from Taylor Swift’s new album Midnights make up the top 10 of the ranking dated Nov. 5, led by “Anti-Hero,” which bows at No. 1 with 59.7 million official U.S. streams earned in the tracking week ending Oct. 27, according to Luminate.
Only one other act has held down the entire top 10 of the tally at once: Drake, whose songs from 2021’s Certified Lover Boy swept the top 10 dated Sept. 18, 2021, paced by “Way 2 Sexy,” featuring Future and Young Thug, at 67.3 million streams.
Swift’s perfect score exceeds the previous best by any woman, eight of the top 10, achieved by Olivia Rodrigo on the ranking dated June 5, 2021.
Midnights’ Streaming Songs domination extends beyond the top 10. The album claims the entire top 13, following Drake as the second act to do so. Drake holds the all-time record, as Certified Lover Boy appeared in the entire top 14 in September 2021.
One thing Swift managed that Drake couldn’t: having the entirety of one’s standard-edition album appear on Streaming Songs before any other act’s songs. Midnights boasts 13 songs, with seven added to the deluxe 3am version. The No. 13 on the chart, “Sweet Nothing,” bows with 25.4 million streams, just over 1 million ahead of the next-closest song, Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ “Unholy,” at No. 14 (24.3 million).
The remainder of Midnights’ deluxe edition still appear on Streaming Songs, led by “Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve” at No. 17 (15.9 million).
Swift ultimately has 16 of the chart’s top 20, the most by any woman (surpassing her own mark Aug. 8, 2020, upon the release of her album Folklore, and Rodrigo’s on June 5, 2021 – both 11 apiece) and the third-most all time, following Drake’s 17 on July 14, 2018 (after the release of Scorpion), and his 19 after Certified.
She’s also the first woman to have at least 20 of the chart’s 50 positions, thanks to each of the 20 tracks from Midnights – standard and deluxe – reaching the ranking. Drake’s Scorpion week leads all acts with 28.
With 10 new top 10s, Swift now boasts 32 since the tally began in 2013, third-most among all acts behind Lil Baby (34) and Drake (73).
She also now has 104 career Streaming Songs entries, tied with Lil Baby for the third-most behind Future (108) and Drake (208). Those four are the only acts to top 100 entries in the chart’s history.