Posts tagged with "Billboard 100"

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Taylor Swift × Red (Taylor’s Version)

Following the long-awaited release of Red (Taylor’s Version), Taylor Swift has yet again made history in the music industry. The ultimate version of her 2012 classic, Red (Taylor’s Version) has become Taylor’s 10th album to move over one million album equivalents during its release week.

Red (Taylor’s Version) consists of an astounding 30 songs, including nine unreleased tracks – “Better Man (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault),” “Nothing New (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)” [feat. Phoebe Bridgers], “Babe (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault),” “Message in a Bottle (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault),” “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)” [feat. Chris Stapleton], “Forever Winter (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault),” “Run (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)” [feat. Ed Sheeran], “The Very First Night (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault),” and “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)” [10 Minute Version].

Red (Taylor’s Version) debuted at #1 in the U.S. and marked the biggest album sales debut in the U.S. with 39k units, and the highest first week sales of any female artist in 2021. Total consumption reached an astonishing 605k units.

Taylor has become the only artist to successfully debut atop the Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot 100 for a third time, and in less than 16 months. The new version of “All Too Well” celebrates Taylor’s fourth #1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100. “All Too Well” also became the longest song to enter and reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

After going live, Red (Taylor’s Version) surpassed Spotify’s biggest opening day streams of all-time for a female with over 90 million streams, a record earlier held by Taylor herself. Red (Taylor’s Version) is Taylor’s fifth successive album to surpass 50 million Spotify streams in only 24 hours. The album has accomplished the greatest streaming week of 2021 for an album by a female artist, surpassing 300 million streams.

The album has also attained the leading vinyl album sales week since tracking first began in 1991. Red (Taylor’s Version) topped the past record that was also set by Taylor in 2021 with Evermore. With the release of this album, Taylor has also now locked in the record for fastest accumulation of four #1 albums by a solo artist in history.

To celebrate the release of Red (Taylor’s Version), Taylor wrote and directed the short film All Too Well The Short Film, inspired by the 10-minute-plus song of the same name. The 13-minute film stars Sadie Sink, Dylan O’Brien and Taylor Swift.

Taylor continued to launch a full-scale television takeover appearing on an array of shows. Taylor performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (watch HERE), Late Night With Seth Meyers (watch HERE), Good Morning America (watch HERE) and Saturday Night Live (watch HERE) with a performance of the 10 minute version of “All Too Well.”

Festivity revolving the release continued with the release of the official music video for “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)” [feat. Chris Stapleton]. The filmic release was directed and co-written by Blake Lively and stars actor Miles Teller and Taylor (watch HERE).

Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license” Breaks Global Records

Olivia Rodrigo has made a monumental debut with her new original single, drivers license” available via Geffen Records. The stunning and emotive piano-driven track debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is certified Gold. In the song’s first week of release, “drivers license,” has amassed over 107M global streams with over 76M streams in the U.S. alone, which is the second largest U.S. audio streaming ever and the largest audio streaming in three years. 

On January 11, Rodrigo’s “drivers license” set the Spotify record for most streams in a day for a non-holiday song with over 15.17M global streams. On January 12, the song beat its own record with over 17.01M streams. Additionally, “drivers license” had the biggest weekly streaming debut for any song globally in Spotify history.

“drivers license” also set Global Amazon Music records for the most streams in a week for a song debut and the most on-demand streams in a single day. “drivers license” also scored the most voice requests ever via ‘Alexa’ on Amazon Music for a song in one day worldwide.

In the first week of “drivers license” release, the song debuted at No. 1 across major streaming platforms including the Spotify Global Top 50 Chart, the Spotify U.S. Top 50 Chart, the Apple Music Global Chart, and the Amazon Music Overall Top Songs Chart. The single went to No. 1 at Apple Music in 48 countries, at Spotify in 31 countries, and at YouTube in 14 countries. 

“drivers license” is also the U.K.’s official No. 1 song, breaking the Official Chart Company’s record for the highest number of single-day streams ever for a non-holiday track, not to mention racking up widespread critical acclaim and over 46 million music video views.

Written by Rodrigo, “drivers license” underscores her songwriting prowess and knack at creating immediately powerful music. Complete with radiant harmonies, kinetic percussion, and Rodrigo’s soaring vocals, the Dan Nigro-produced song is a brilliant balance of unfiltered outpouring and graceful specificity articulated by a talented young artist wise beyond her years.

Named to Variety’s “Power of Young Hollywood List 2020,” Rodrigo currently stars as the lead ‘Nini Salazar-Roberts’ in Disney+’s hit show, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, which is filming its second season. 

OLIVIA RODRIGO “drivers license”

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Drake’s God’s Plan Breaks Records

DRAKE EARNS FIRST CAREER #1 DEBUT ON BILLBOARD HOT 100 WITH “GOD’S PLAN”

FIRST ARTIST EVER TO HIT #1 ON THE HOT 100 BASED SOLELY ON STREAMS

BECOMES FIRST ACT TO SIMULTANEOUSLY DEBUT TWO SONGS IN THE TOP OF THE HOT 100 TWICE

SMASHES APPLE MUSIC & SPOTIFY STREAMING RECORDS

In addition to smashing and shattering numerous records, GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum artist DRAKE earns his first career #1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with his latest single “God’s Plan” from his Scary Hours project. Moreover, he is the “the first artist ever to hit #1 on the Hot 100 based solely on streams” and the “first act to simultaneously debut two songs in the top 10 of the Hot 100 twice”. Impressively, it becomes the “first track to generate over 100 million streams first-week globally across streaming services” and achieves the “biggest 7-day total ever.Additionally, it stands out as #1 on Billboard’s Digital Songs and Streaming Songs charts and #1 most added at Urban and Rhythm Radio formats.

Returning to the chart’s top spot, this marks his first #1 entry on the chart with over 68 million U.S. streams and selling over 126,000 downloads. This is also the chart’s first #1 debut since May 2017.

Upon arrival, it broke the worldwide record for “Apple Music’s First Day Streams”, generating over 14 million streams. It’s the #1 “Most Streamed Song” on Apple Music with a total of 60 million-plus streams in one week. “God’s Plan” crushed the US Spotify record for “Biggest Single Day, amassing 4.7 million streams on January 25 and gracing over 1,000 playlists to reach 100 million followers. Impressively, he bested his own record on the platform. Simultaneously, the song bowed at #1 on Shazam in under a week.

“God’s Plan” continues to dominate charts around the world, going #1 on Global Spotify, #1 on US Spotify, #1 Apple Music Overall, #1 Apple Music Hip Hop, #1 iTunes Overall, and iTunes Hip Hop.

Get “God’s Plan” HERE.

LANA DEL REY LANDS AT NO.1

Interscope Records’ recording artist Lana Del Rey scores her second US No. 1 on the Billboard chart as her new album Lust for Life opens atop the list. Lust for Life has sold just over 107k copies in its opening week, with high praise from reviewers.

Lust for Life showcases singles such as Love, Lust For Life, Coachella – Woodstock On My Mind, Summer Bummer, and Groupie Love and features collaborations with The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Stevie Nicks, and Sean Lennon. Lust for Life is available to purchase and stream now on all partners globally.

Recent press highlights include, V MagazineFlaunt MagazinePitchforkElle UKEntertainment WeeklyDazed, & The New York TimesNME, & Complex.