Taylor Swift becomes first artist to top Billboard Artist 100 for ten weeks

The new chart tracks artists’ popularity across all the various Billboard charts

Taylor Swift has become the first artist to top the Billboard Artist 100 for ten weeks.

The Billboard Artist 100 was launched in July and tracks artists’ success across all the major Billboard charts in America, including the Hot 100 singles chart and the Top Album Sales chart.

Now, after 25 weeks of running the chart, Taylor Swift has become the first artist to hit double figures at the top, clocking in her tenth week on the Number One spot out of the possible 25.

Second in the chart this week is Nicki Minaj, whose LP ‘The PinkPrint’ was released on January 15, while Ed Sheeran, Pentatonix and Sam Smith form the rest of this week’s Top Five.

Across the entire lifespan of the Billboard Artist 100 so far, Sam Smith has the highest number of weeks at the top after Swift (three), while Ariana Grande and Maroon 5 have both spent two weeks at Number One.

Earlier this year, Swift became the first artist to go platinum in 2014 with her LP ‘1989’.

The album sold 1.2 million copies in the US in its first week – the highest sales since Eminem’s ‘The Eminem Show’ in 2002.

Swift is set to bring ‘1989’ to the UK next summer, with three dates announced so far.

Taylor Swift will play:
Glasgow SSE Hydro (June 23)
Manchester Arena (24)
London British Summer Time Hyde Park (27)

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