Taylor Swift Makes Music History & Proves Why 2014 is Her Year
Although 2014 is coming to a close, there's something that isn't ending anytime soon. I'm talking about the amount of times I'll be listening to Taylor Swift's 1989 on repeat. I just can't get sick of those songs, and apparently I'm not the only one. Proving the reason why Billboard named Taylor Swift "Woman of the Year," the 25-year-old singer recently made music history... again! Swift became the first artist to hold the top spot on the Billboard Artist 100 list for 10 weeks in a row. It's longer than any other musician in the chart's history. Here's what the Artist 100 chart measures, according to Billboard.com:
The week’s most popular artists across all genres, ranked by album and track sales as measured by Nielsen BDS, radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen BDS, streaming activity data from online music sources tracked by Nielsen BDS and fan interaction on social networking sites as compiled by Next Big Sound
Previous front-runners included Sam Smith, who held the top spot for three weeks, and Ariana Grande, who ranked first for two weeks. Either way, Swift blew those records out of the water.
This isn't the only time T. Swift made history this year. She became the only female artist to ever replace herself at the top of the Billboard charts with back-to-back top singles, which happened when "Blank Space" outranked "Shake it Off." Also, Swift was the only artist whose album went platinum this year.
So it's official, we can declare 2014 the Year of Taylor Swift. Congrats, Tay!