The latest Billboard’s Hot 100 chart features 11 Taylor Swift songs, the most ever by a female artist at the same time. With “Mine,” the album’s first single, already on the chart, Swift debuted an additional 10 tracks from Speak Now, led by “Sparks Fly” at No.17.
The Beatles is the only other act to have more songs on the chart simultaneously (one week with 14 tracks and two weeks with 12 tracks in April 1964). American Idol’s David Cook also charted 11 singles, after he won in May 2008.
Entertainment Weekly notes, “The Beatles’ charting singles came from multiple projects (Please Please Me, With the Beatles, and the soon-to-be-released A Hard Day’s Night). Cook’s were individually sold tunes that he had sung on Idol.”
So….this makes Taylor Swift the first artist in history to have this many simultaneously charting singles all drawn from one album.
In related news, E! will air True Hollywood Story: Taylor Swift on December 1. The special will follow Swift’s rise to fame and features interview with Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Julianne Hough, her mother; Andrea and Scott Borchetta, the CEO of Big Machine Records.