Incredible Achievement: Taylor Swift Makes History with 100 Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 Chart

Incredible Achievement: Taylor Swift Makes History with 100 Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 Chart

She’s the most-streamed and top-selling act, and the most-heard on radio this week.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift makes Billboard chart history by becoming the first artist to spend 100 total weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100.

The Artist 100 measures artists’ activity across key metrics of music consumption: album sales, track sales, radio airplay and streaming. Using a methodology comprising those metrics, the chart provides a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.

Billboard launched the Artist 100 in July 2014. Since then, Swift’s No. 1 run is more than twice as long as any other act’s. Here’s an updated look at the artists with the most weeks spent at the top spot (through the latest, March 2, 2024-dated survey).

Most Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100:
100, Taylor Swift
38, Drake
28, The Weeknd
21, BTS


20, Adele
15, Ariana Grande
15, Ed Sheeran
14, Justin Bieber
14, Post Malone
13, Morgan Wallen
12, Billie Eilish

Swift continues her tear atop the Artist 100 thanks to the continued success of her catalog. Her music generated the most streams among all artists in the Feb. 16-22 tracking week, according to Luminate, while she was also the most-heard artist on radio and the top-selling artist, in terms of both combined album and digital song sales.

That chart domination results in two currently-charting songs on the Billboard Hot 100 – “Cruel Summer” at No. 7 and “Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version) [From the Vault]” at No. 18 – and 10 albums on the Billboard 200: No. 6, 1989 (Taylor’s Version); No. 7, Lover; No. 9, Midnights; No. 15, Folklore; No. 21, reputation; No. 29, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version); No. 31, Red (Taylor’s Version); No. 34, Evermore; No. 58, Fearless (Taylor’s Version); and No. 65, 1989.

As Swift spends a milestone 100th week at No. 1 on the Artist 100, she also logs a landmark 500th total week on the chart. She’s the second-longest-charting act in the list’s history, after Drake, who reached the mark four weeks ago.

Here’s a breakdown of the metrics contributing to Swift’s historic week on the Artist 100.

Streaming

Swift continues her record run at No. 1 on the Artist 100 due, in large part, to her streaming consumption totals. Over Feb. 16-22, Swift’s catalog garnered a combined 319.4 million on-demand official U.S. streams, according to Luminate (encompassing songs on which she has lead artist billing). That makes her the most-streamed artist of the week.

Her songs that generated the most streams in that span: “Cruel Summer” (13.7 million), “Is It Over Now (Taylor’s Version) [From the Vault]” (7.6 million), “Anti-Hero” (7.5 million), “Lover” (6.7 million) and “Karma,” featuring Ice Spice (6 million).

Radio Airplay

Swift was also the most-heard artist on the radio Feb. 16-22. Songs by Swift earned a combined 177.3 million radio airplay audience impressions in that span.

The songs that earned the most impressions: “Is It Over Now” (49.8 million, making it the fifth most-heard song across all formats, as reflected on the Radio Songs chart), “Cruel Summer” (48.4 million; the sixth most-heard song overall), “Anti-Hero” (16.5 million), “Karma” (10.3 million) and “Blank Space” (28.3 million).

Swift is also currently charting on the following radio rankings:

Pop Airplay: “Is It Over Now?” (No. 4) and “Cruel Summer” (No. 12)
Adult Pop Airplay: “Cruel Summer” (No. 3) and “Is It Over Now?” (No. 4)
Adult Contemporary: “Cruel Summer” (No. 1 for a fifth week), “Anti-Hero” (No. 5), “Is It Over Now?” (No. 17) and “Bad Blood (Taylor’s Version)” (No. 29)
Dance/Mix Show Airplay: “Is It Over Now?” (No. 22)

Album Consumption

Swift is additionally the top artist of the week in terms of album consumption. Her albums earned a combined 297,000 equivalent album units in the latest tracking week, the biggest total among all acts.

Here’s a breakdown of her album sales Feb. 16-22:

Overall album sales: 60,000, the most among all artists
Vinyl sales: 33,000, the most among all artists
CD sales: 20,000, the most among all artists

Swift’s top-selling albums of the week: 1989 (Taylor’s Version) (11,000 copies sold; it’s No. 3 on the Top Album Sales chart), Lover (9,000; No. 4), Midnights (7,000; No. 7), Folklore (7,000; No. 8) and Evermore (5,000; No. 15).

As for her albums selling the most on vinyl: Folklore (6,000; No. 1 on the Vinyl Albums chart), 1989 (Taylor’s Version) (5,000; No. 2), Lover (5,000; No. 5), Midnights (4,000; No. 8) and Evermore (3,000; No. 11).

Digital Song Sales

Finally, Swift is also the top-selling artist of the week in terms of digital song sales. Swift’s songs sold a combined 36,000 downloads Feb. 16-22.

Her songs selling the most downloads in that tracking period: “Cruel Summer,” “Anti-Hero,” “You’re Losing Me (From the Vault)” (2,000 each), “Karma” (1,000), and “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” (1,000 each).

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