Taylor Swift has secured coveted dual chart domination for the second straight week.
he pops megastar’s tenth studio album Midnights and its lead single Anti-Hero both peaked at number one.
This week, she faced competition from The Beatles for second place with her re-release of Revolver, which held the number one spot for seven consecutive weeks in 1966.
Swift’s electronic-style album has become the best-selling album of the year so far, surpassing Harry Styles, Harry Styles’ Harry’s House chart winner, which previously held the title in 2022, according to the Official Charts Company. .
The 32-year-old has overtaken Madonna to set a new official chart record for the fastest number one of the top nine UK albums by any female artist.
Midnights follows Swift’s eight previous UK chart-topping albums, all of which hit consecutively: Red of 2012, 2014 release 1989, Reputation of 2017, Lover of 2019, Folklore of 2020 , Evermore of 2020, and the Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and Red (Taylor’s Version) recordings, both released in 2021.
The Beatles hold the overall record, winning nine chart-topping spots in five years and seven months.
Her success ends the Arctic Monkeys’ streak of six UK number-one albums and their new seventh studio album, The Car, has slipped from number two last week to number five this week.
This week’s top new entry came from Michael Ball and Alfie Boe with Together In Vegas, which hit number three, and at number four, London-born producer Fred once again.. reached his debut album. First in the top 5 with Actual Life 3.
Elsewhere in the UK singles chart, Swift remains at the top with Anti-Hero, which has been streamed more than seven million times this week.
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She becomes the second artist of 2022 to extend her dominance on both the album and singles charts into a second week, following Harry Styles’ Harry’s House and As It Was.
Rihanna is a new entry at number three with her first number one single in five years, the soundtrack single Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Lift Me Up.
It marks the highest-charting solo single by a Barbadian artist on the Official Charts for a decade, since Diamonds topped the chart in 2012.
Kim Petras and Sam Smith’s Unholy remained at number two on the singles chart while Lewis Capaldi’s number one holder Forget Me rose back into the top five at number four.
The EDM song Miss You by Oliver Tree and Robin Schulz jumped to number five.
Taylor Swift The Eras Tour, a journey through the musical eras of her career, was announced earlier this week.
The US leg of the tour will begin on March 18 in Glendale, Arizona, with no international schedules yet.
Upon release, Midnights sold 204,000 charts in seven days, more than double Swift’s previous personal record of 90,300, which she achieved with her album 1989, released in 2014.
It claims its biggest first week of album sales since Adele 30 was released last November and took the title of most streamed album of the year in its opening week, with 72.5 million streams in its opening week. seven days.
Shortly after its release, Midnights also broke the Spotify record for the most streamed album in a single day.
Swift also became the first artist to earn the top 10 spots on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart following the release of her latest album.
The previous record was held by American rapper Drake, who had 9 of the top 10 songs on the chart in a single week in September 2021.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/taylor-swifts-new-album-and-single-stay-top-of-the-chart-for-second-week-42119852.html Taylor Swift’s new album and single stay at the top for the second week