Billboard said Swift's new album, Folklore , which was released July 24 after being announced by the singer only a day earlier, debuted at the top of the Billboard albums chart in the same week that song "Cardigan" debuted at the No. Billboard said Swift is the first woman, and third artist overall, to debut two songs in the top five of the Hot at the same time. The full Billboard and Hot charts, dated Aug. By Ben Hooper. Pop star Taylor Swift has become the first artist to debut at No. She was nominated for Best New Artist. File Photo by Roger L. She was a cast member in the film. She was the youngest person to receive this award.
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Subscriber Account active since. In the history of modern music rankings, only a handful of songs have ever debuted at No. The Hot is widely considered the definitive all-genre singles chart in the US. Although it was officially launched in , Billboard began using modern airplay and sales data in — allowing for more time-sensitive calculations and accurate rankings. Moreover, Billboard began incorporating digital sales data in and YouTube data in The chart methodology is updated at least once a year , to reflect rapidly evolving listening trends. Although more than 1, songs have reached the coveted No.
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The Billboard Hot is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales physical and digital , radio play , and online streaming in the United States. The weekly tracking period for sales was initially Monday to Sunday when Nielsen started tracking sales in , but was changed to Friday to Thursday in July This tracking period also applies to compiling online streaming data. Radio airplay, which, unlike sales figures and streaming, is readily available on a real-time basis, is tracked on a Monday to Sunday cycle previously Wednesday to Tuesday.