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With ‘folklore’, Taylor Swift breaks record for most Billboard Hot 100 hits among women

Ian Biong

Inquirer.net/Asia News Network

 /  Wed, August 5, 2020  /  07:05 pm
With ‘folklore’, Taylor Swift breaks record for most Billboard Hot 100 hits among women

folklore by Taylor Swift (Taylor Swift/Republic Records)

Aside from breaking hearts, Taylor Swift has also broken the record for most Billboard Hot 100 entries among women artists with her recently-released album folklore.

Holding 113 hits, Swift now has the highest number of entries for female singers throughout the list’s 62-year history, Billboard announced yesterday, Aug. 3. With three songs, she beat rapper Nicki Minaj’s 110 hits.

“Cardigan” from folklore has landed on the number one spot of the Hot 100 chart while all 16 songs of the said album debuted on the list, adding to her previous 97 entries.

Prior to Swift’s reign, Minaj has been holding the top spot for women since April 1, 2017, when she surpassed Aretha Franklin’s 73 entries.

Other than topping the Hot 100 list, “Cardigan” has also gained the top spot under the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart, making it the first song to ever top both lists since Lorde’s 2013 hit “Royals”.

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With “Cardigan” also claiming the top spot under the all-genre Billboard Hot 200 chart, Swift has become the first artist in history to debut at number one on both the Hot 100 and Hot 200 charts in the same week.

A total of 11 songs from folklore made the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart, with eight of the tracks included in the top 10, according to Billboard.

Upon learning of her achievement, Swift aptly reacted with a GIF of Dwayne Johnson saying “Oh my God” through her Twitter account, also yesterday.

Swift now ranks fourth among the six artists with the most Hot 100 entries. Drake currently leads with 224, the Glee cast follows with 207, while Lil Wayne sits at third with 169, followed by Swift with her 113 hits. Future with 111 songs and Minaj with her 110 currently rank fifth and sixth. 

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This article appeared on the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post