Taylor Makes Hot 100 History With ‘Blank Space’

Taylor Swift makes history on the Billboard Hot 100, where her single “Blank Space” blasts from No. 13 to No. 1. As the song dethrones her prior smash, “Shake It Off,” after four weeks atop the chart, Swift becomes the first woman in the Hot 100’s 56-year history to succeed herself at the top spot.

“Space,” released on Big Machine Records and promoted to radio by Republic Records, takes over at No. 1 following the Nov. 10 release of its official video.

Meanwhile, Sam Smith and Nick Jonas each surge into the Hot 100’s top 10 and Maroon 5 takes over atop the Radio Songs chart with “Animals.”

It’s Wednesday, the day that the sales/airplay/streaming-based Hot 100 is tallied, and we’ve got some blank spaces (baby) … let’s see whose names get written in the chart’s top 10 and more.

With her coronation, Swift tallies her third Hot 100 No. 1, following “Shake” (which falls to No. 3) and 2012’s three-week leader “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

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