November 19, 2014


Taylor Swift Sets Another '1989' Record With "Blank Space"

Kevin Mazur/WireImage
Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Since the day "Shake It Off" and news of Taylor Swift's genre-crossing 1989 dropped, the insanely catchy single, its choreography (or lack thereof) and the force of nature behind it all have been on everyone's minds. The album would go on to clinch the title for the best selling record of 2014 to date with sales leaping well over the million mark, and now Swift is adding another accolade to her collection.

For the first time ever on the Billboard Hot 100, a woman has succeeded her own No. 1 with another, and that'd be Taylor with "Blank Space." "Shake It Off" took a backseat to the latest track to drop from 1989, and she's also the only artist to score two Hot 100 No. 1 hits in 2014.

"Blank Space" was previously sitting pretty at No. 13 on the Hot 100, but the drop of its super dramatic vid on November 10 gave it the extra gusto it needed to secure its top ranking for the week. (We're partial to the horror movie re-imagining of "Blank Space" ourselves.)

Between the incredible sales of the record, the serious love "Shake It Off" has seen and this new Hot 100 feat courtesy of "Blank Space" under her belt, it's safe to say that Swift is having the best release month ever.