Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero” ascends to No. 1 on Billboard’s mainstream top 40-based Pop Airplay chart (dated Dec. 24). The song becomes her milestone 10th leader on the survey, dating to her first, “Love Story,” in 2009.
Swift becomes the first woman to have topped Pop Airplay in the 2000s, ’10s and ’20s and the second act overall to achieve the feat, after Maroon 5.
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Here’s a recap of Swift’s 10 Pop Airplay No. 1s:
Title, Weeks at No. 1, Year(s)
“Love Story,” one, 2009
“I Knew You Were Trouble.,” seven, 2013
“Shake It Off,” two, 2014
“Blank Space,” six, 2014-15
“Style,” three, 2015
“Bad Blood” (feat. Kendrick Lamar), five, 2015
“Wildest Dreams,” two, 2015
“Look What You Made Me Do,” one, 2017
“Delicate,” one, 2018
“Anti-Hero,” one (to-date), 2022
Swift moves to within one of the record for the most Pop Airplay No. 1s since the chart began in 1992. Maroon 5, Katy Perry and Rihanna have all notched 11 leaders, while Swift ties Justin Bieber, also with 10.
“Anti-Hero” blasted in atop the all-genre, multi-metric Billboard Hot 100 chart dated Nov. 5, as Swift made history as the first artist to monopolize the chart’s entire top 10 in a single week, with all tracks all from her new Republic Records album Midnights. The song reigned in its first six weeks on the Hot 100, becoming just the 10th single to have spent at least its first six weeks on the chart at No. 1.
The set’s “Lavender Haze,” which opened at No. 2 on the Nov. 5 Hot 100, is the second Midnights single at pop radio and rises to a new No. 16 high on Pop Airplay.
The holiday spirit is in the air on Billboard’s Hot Trending Songs chart, powered by Twitter and sponsored by Xfinity Mobile, as Red Velvet and aespa’s “Beautiful Christmas” tops the Dec. 24-dated list.
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