Taylor Swift: Shakes Up The Billboard Hot 100
After gifting us with the best surprise ever last week, the world decided to reciprocate and give Taylor Swift a gift.
For, this week Taylor has managed to snag herself another number 1 single, making it her overall second #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100.
‘Shake It Off’ debuted with sales over 500K this week, outselling every last single in the top 10.
This being an incredible feat, as Taylor is much more of a album seller. Swift, can sell a ton of albums – but she has trouble shifting her singles in the same way. So, again this is much to celebrate, congrats Swifty!
Read The Excerpt From Billboard Below:
“Shake” arrives with 544,000 first-week downloads sold in the week ending Aug. 24, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The sum marks the greatest weekly total this year and the fourth-best bow all-time, two of which now belong to Swift. Flo Rida’s “Right Round” began with 636,000 (Feb. 28, 2009), followed by Swift’s “Together” (623,000, Sept. 1, 2012). Katy Perry’s “Roar” ranks third with 557,000 sold in its first week (Aug. 31, 2013).
Previously, Pharrell Williams held this year’s best sales mark, when “Happy” sold 490,000 (March 22). The prior top debut of 2014: Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” featuring Iggy Azalea, which opened with 438,000 (May 17).
“Shake” marks Swift’s seventh Digital Songs No. 1 (all of which have debuted at the apex). She ties Britney Spears for the fourth-most leaders, following Rihanna (13), Perry (10) and Eminem (nine).
On the Streaming Songs chart, “Shake” catapults in for a No. 2 debut with 18.4 million first-week U.S. streams, according to Nielsen BDS. With the song not available on on-demand audio subscription services, it arrives with 98 percent of its streaming points from Vevo on YouTube clicks for its video.