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Taylor Swift takes entire top 10 of Billboard Hot 100

Taylor Swift captured the entire Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the first artist to occupy the top spots.

Breaking the record

Taylor Swift’s Midnights topped the Hot 100 this week as ten songs filled every slot.

Midnights was released on October 21.

Taylor Swift’s feat has surpassed last year’s record set by Drake, who had nine spots in the top 10 of the Hot 100 chart.

Additionally, Anti-Hero replaces Unholy with Sam Smith and Kim Petras.

The two artists also made history by taking the No. 1 spot last week, becoming the first nonbinary and transgender artists to top the charts.

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Taylor Swift’s latest album continues to break records.

It is the most listened-to album in a day on both Spotify and Apple Music.

Her album also recorded the third-biggest streaming week ever for an album.

Previously, Taylor Swift’s album Red (Taylor’s Version) held the record for the artist’s most significant streaming week in 2021.

Swift’s latest album produced her 11th album No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Midnights recorded its biggest week for an album since Adele’s 25 seven years ago.

According to Billboard, Taylor Swift is now tied to Barbara Streisand for most #1 albums by a female artist.

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Behind the album

The record-breaking artist revealed that Midnights is a take on the classic midnight confession trope.

Swift says she uses a conversational singing style to tell stories in an after-hours way.

The stories are inspired by self-loathing, revenge fantasies and questions of what could have been.

Taylor Swift has been working on new music and re-recording classic albums after Big Machine sold its catalog to Ithaca Holdings for over $ 300 million.

Ithaca Holdings is a private equity group.

So far, she has released re-recordings of the Fearless and Red albums.


Taylor Swift becomes first artist to sweep the entire Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100

Taylor Swift ‘Anti-Hero’ music video gets edited

Taylor Swift recently released a music video for “Anti-Hero,” but the criticism led to the video being edited after some fans complained.

The controversial scene

Anti-Hero is one of the songs on Midnights, Taylor Swift’s 10th studio album.

Apple Music released a music video for the song on Wednesday.

However, attentive fans were quick to point out a controversial scene.

The YouTube version initially featured a scene with the word “FAT,” albeit a brief scene.

The negative reception from fans prompted the music video editors to change the controversial scene.

The edited version is now up on YouTube.

Read also: Taylor Swift concludes VMA with new album announcement


Taylor Swift is the writer and director of the “Anti-Hero” music video.

Anti-Hero represents her “nightmarish scenarios and intrusive thoughts.”

The controversial scene showed Swift weighing herself on a bathroom scale.

A close-up shot of the scale shows the numbers replaced by the word “FAT.”

In addition, the updated version removes the scene that body positivity supporters are calling out for being fatphobic.

Since then, debates over the scene have flooded the internet.

Furthermore, the topic reached the talk show The View, where co-host Sunny Hostin pointed out that the critics missed the point of the scene.

Taylor Swift’s struggles

The ‘Anti-Hero’ music video references her past struggles with body image and eating disorders.

In the 2020 documentary “Miss Americana,” Taylor Swift shared that sometimes unflattering photos of her and horrifying comments about her figure trigger her.

Taylor Swift said her comments would cause her to starve herself and stop eating.

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Despite the controversy, Midnights continues to be a very popular album.

Taylor Swift’s latest album was released last Friday, October 21.

The album’s popularity continues to climb at an incredible speed.

Within the first three days of its release, the album reached 1.2 album units in the United States.

Billboard uses the music data company Luminate for specific information.

In addition, Luminate data includes pre-orders in sales.

Finally, the release of the album Midnights propelled Taylor Swift to the rank of the most-streamed artist on Spotify in 24 hours.


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Taylor Swift concludes VMA with new album announcement

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Taylor Swift has produced a total of four albums, including two new albums and two re-recordings.

It’s been two years since the release of “Folklore” and “Evermore”, but fans were thrilled to hear that a new album is in the works.

MTV Music Awards

At this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift took the top spot for Video of the Year.

Her victory is the first time an artist has won the award three times.

While that was reason enough to celebrate, fans went crazy when she took the stage to announce that a new album was coming.

Swift previously won Video of the Year in 2015 for her music video “Bad Blood” and later in 2019 for “You Need to Calm Down.”

This year, she hired another moonperson for All Too Well: The Short Film, a music video she directed.

The win made her the first artist to win Video of the Year for a music video she directed.

Taylor Swift previously co-directed You Need to Calm Down with Drew Kirsch. His win in the category also falls into the longest entry ever.

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All Too Well

The music video for “All Too Well” ran for ten minutes and won awards for Best Long Form Video and Best Direction.

The video gaver Swift her second best director award after 2020’s The Man.

The ten minute version of “All Too Well” is a re-recorded “Taylor version” from 2012’s Red album.

While re-recording her music after Scooter Braun bought and sold the rights to her master recordings, Taylor Swift also recorded new music.

The announcement

As the VMAs drew to a close, Taylor Swift concluded her speech to the overwhelming fans, saying:

“I had sort of made up my mind that, if you were going to be this generous and give us this, I thought it might be a fun moment to tell you that my brand-new album comes out October 21. And I will tell you more at midnight.”

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Within an hour, the artist announced the arrival of his 10th studio album, Midnights. midnight

The upcoming album will be Swift’s first full-length release since Folklore won her a Grammy in 2020.

According to the artist, the album contains 13 tracks from the sleepless nights of his life.

Her tweet reads:

“We lie awake in love and in fear, in turmoil and in tears. We stare at walls and drink until they speak back.”

“We twist in our-self-made cages and pray that we aren’t — right this minute — about to make some fateful life-altering mistake.”

“This is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams. The floors we pace and the demons we face.”

“For all of us who have tossed and turned and decided to keep the lanterns lit and go search — hoping that just maybe, when the clock strikes twelve… we’ll meet ourselves.”

Besides Evermore and folklore, Taylor Swift’s other original music in 2021 was “Carolina,” a track from the movie Where the Crawdads Sing.


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