The song starts with 30,000 sold in the week ending Thursday, Feb. 6, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, following its Friday, Jan. 31 release, the same day that her new Netflix documentary, Miss Americana, premiered.
“Young” also opens at No. 50 on the Billboard Hot 100, which blends streaming, airplay and sales data, having additionally drawn 5.7 million U.S. streams in the week ending Feb. 6.
The track is Swift’s 97th career Hot 100 entry. Here’s an updated look at the artists with the most Hot 100 appearances, dating to the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception:
207, Glee Cast
167, Lil Wayne
109, Elvis Presley
107, Nicki Minaj
107, Kanye West
99, Chris Brown
97, Taylor Swift
91, James Brown
75, Justin Bieber
75, Ray Charles
73, Aretha Franklin
Three other artists on the list above add to their totals, led by Lil Wayne, who debuts four songs on the Hot 100 from his new album Funeral, which soars in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Leading the way, the set’s “I Do It,” featuring Big Sean and Lil Baby, bows at No. 33 on the Hot 100.
Nicki Minaj adds her 107th Hot 100 entry, tying Kanye West for the fifth-best total, as Meghan Trainor’s “Nice to Meet Ya,” featuring Minaj, starts at No. 89.
Plus, Bieber makes his 75th Hot 100 visit (matching the sum of late legend Ray Charles), as “Get Me,” featuring Kehlani, begins at No. 93. The song is from his new album, Changes, due this Friday.
Meanwhile, Swift’s new radio single is “The Man,” the fourth promoted song from her album Lover, following “Me!” (featuring Brendon Urie), “You Need to Calm Down” and the title track. An official lyric video for “The Man” arrived Friday, while the song rises in its second week on both the Adult Pop Songs (35-24) and Pop Songs (31-25) airplay charts.
“The Man” debuted at No. 23 on the Hot 100, its high so far, on the chart dated Sept. 7, 2019, when Lover leapt onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1. The set has so far earned 2.3 million equivalent album units in the U.S.