Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ Debuts At No. 1 On Hot 100
Taylor Swift rockets onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 1 with “Shake It Off.” As expected, her new self-empowerment anthem debuts at the top following its first week of availability.
The explosion of “Shake” also spurs Swift to vault to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (which measures song and album sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity), up from No. 69 last week. (A deeper story covering the latest Artist 100 to follow on Billboard.com.)
The lead single from Swift’s Oct. 27 Big Machine Records album 1989 soars in at the Hot 100’s summit fueled by a combination of immense sales, radio airplay and streaming (the chart’s three measurement components). Swift released the song for digital purchase and to radio, and premiered its official video, last Monday (Aug. 18, just after 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET), the same day that she hosted a Yahoo! live stream announcing the new set’s release.
Swift also performed “Shake” on the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (Aug. 24).
“Shake” marks Swift’s second Hot 100 No. 1, following 2012’s three-week leader “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” the first single from her last album, Red.
As “Shake” enters at No. 1 on the Hot 100, Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” makes its own headlines, hurdling 39-2 following the premiere of its racy video. Meanwhile, the chart’s top song for the past six weeks, MAGIC!’s “Rude,” tumbles to No. 5.
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