Hot 100: Taylor Swift Smashes Michael Jackson & Madonna’s All-Time Top 10 Records Thanks to ‘Midnights’

Published: Monday 31st Oct 2022 by Rashad

While ‘Midnights,’ the latest album from Taylor Swift, is enjoying a very much expected domination of the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200, few could have foreseen the extent of its carnage.

On the Billboard 200 front, ‘Midnights’ entered the chart at #1 with a whopping 1.5 million units sold – a feat accomplished by record-breaking vinyl sales and streams (as we reported here).

And while its lengthy list of wins on that chart are mirrored by those on the Hot 100, there are a few standouts on the latter tally – namely the number of legendary acts she leaves in her rearview in the wake of the LP’s success.

Details inside.


Before the announcement of the updated Hot 100 Monday (October 31), the Pop diva had collected 30 top 10 hits over her career – tying her with King of Pop Michael Jackson‘s all-time record.

As reported here, the refreshed version of the tally shows Swift owning the entire top 10 by her lonesome thanks to cuts found aboard ‘Midnights.’  This is the first time in the chart’s 64-year history any artist has ever accomplished such a feat.

With the addition of the 10 new top 10 placements, Taylor takes her career-long top 10 total to 40.  The leap not only sees her surpass Jackson but also Rihanna (31 top 10s),  The Beatles (34 top 10s), and Queen of Pop Madonna (38 top 10s) in the process to become the second artist (first female) in history to own as many top 10 hits. At writing, the only act to have collected more top 10 hits is Drake (who owns 59).

Click here to see what other amazing Hot 100 wins Taylor collected thanks to ‘Midnights.’

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  1. Yo October 31, 2022

    Taylor swift is slaying everyone! Breaking records left right and centre! We are so lucky to be living in the same era as Taylor swift!

  2. Kev October 31, 2022

    I really love Taylor Swift I just hope people stop bringing Beyoncé in every conversation in the blog. Congratulations to Taylor Swift this is huge!!! You deserve it.

    • Dc October 31, 2022

      People bring Beyoncé is the conversation because y’all call her the queen of music act as if other artists are scared of Beyoncé and this proves she is not queen her numbers def don’t add up

      • Yasmgj October 31, 2022

        Contradictions. You make Beyoncé Beyoncé peasant.

      • Kev October 31, 2022

        Ummm WhoTF is y’all? And I don’t care about any one of them to defend them when I have my own life. I’m just saying let Taylor have her moment.

  3. Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 31, 2022

    Yaaaaaaaaaaas Queen!

  4. October 31, 2022

    congratz to her.

  5. SNF October 31, 2022

    Yall calm down.

  6. Diabetes UNBOTHERED October 31, 2022


    😥so overrated🤧 imagine the female JUSTIN BEIBER out doing REAL talent and REAL MUSIC lim MJ.


    • Queen Katy Perry October 31, 2022

      Cry about it later, tonight I’m having fun. Cry about it later, tonight I’m doing something brand new lol

  7. Proud Gay Furry October 31, 2022

    they playin my jam they playin my jam turn it up DJ


    (killa, killa, I run music)

  8. eric October 31, 2022

    How can you break a record going by completely different rules? No one is ever coming close to what Michael did.

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 31, 2022

      Taylor sold 1.1 million PURE ALBUMS last week, Michael never did this.

      • eric October 31, 2022

        I’m talking about the top 10 record.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 31, 2022

        Well, I agree with that one. The legends of past would have had MANY more Top 10s etc had there have been streaming back then. They only have “less” because they had to release songs as singles, and physically at that, for them to chart. Now, all album songs are available and eligible to chart.

      • wtf? November 1, 2022

        Are you insane? Thriller alone sold 60+ million pure albums?

        Michael’s least successful Album Invincible sold 12 million pure albums. You are clearly a child.

      • UMMM November 1, 2022

        Michael least successful album Invincible sold 12 million in PURE albums. Im talking people went to the store and bought it in person album sales.

        Clearly you are a child if you think Michael never sold 1 million

      • SHAYLA ENDER November 2, 2022

        Don’t ever put Toylet Swiffer in the same sentence as the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. She won’t ever reach his level when we are talking about sales, impact, and culture. Thriller is the highest selling album in the entire world, and it is statically impossible for any album to break that record. Enjoy the starbucks and elevator music in peace and dont down play actual legends @SHAYLA AKA TRASH

  9. Jay October 31, 2022

    I’m sorry but I love Taylor but comparing her with these streaming numbers and all that just doesn’t compare to what Michael did. They should just start off new charts and retire all the old charts before streaming.

  10. Morgan Lassiter October 31, 2022

    I thought Beyoncé fans said she was gonna sale 1 million in a week with that horrible album!! Taylor Swift broke Renaissance soul!! Go Taylor. One of her songs has Janet Jackson in it or she sings about Janet!!!

  11. KAREN October 31, 2022

    The fact that we are mixing old and new records makes the entire chart obsolete

    • True Tea October 31, 2022


      Lil’ Baby probably has more Billboard hits than 2Pac due to streaming

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