Swift holds as the top musical act in the U.S. thanks to the continued success of her album Midnights. The set ranks at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, with 106,000 equivalent album units earned Dec. 23-29, according to Luminate. Of its 10 weeks on the chart, five have been at No. 1.
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In total, Swift places eight albums on the latest Billboard 200, the most among all acts: Midnights, Lover (No. 44), Folklore (No. 48), Red (Taylor’s Version) (No. 54), Evermore (No. 55), 1989 (No. 85), Fearless (Taylor’s Version) (No. 121) and Reputation (No. 147).
Swift also charts two songs from Midnights on the Billboard Hot 100: former six-week No. 1 “Anti-Hero,” at No. 8, and “Lavender Haze,” at No. 64 (after it debuted at its No. 2 high upon the set’s chart entrance).
Notably, Swift has now ruled Artist 100 charts dated in eight separate years: 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023, becoming the first artist to achieve the feat since the survey began in 2014.
Rounding out the top five of the latest Artist 100, SZA holds at No. 2 as her new album SOS spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200; Morgan Wallen keeps at No. 3; Harry Styles pushes 8-4; and The Weeknd rises 7-5.
The Artist 100 measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay and streaming to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.
A record 159 billion music tracks were streamed in the United Kingdom last year, up 8.2% on 2021 and more than double the volume of audio streams registered five years ago — and more than 40 times bigger than a decade ago — according to year-end figures from labels trade body BPI. In 2017, just over 68 billion music tracks were streamed in the U.K. That number soared to 159.3 […]
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