Haters are gonna hate. Players are gonna play. And Taylor Swift is gonna shake (shake! Shake! Shake) it all off...
... straight to the top!
The superstar’s latest track, the first off her upcoming pop album, has debuted at number-one on the Hot 100.
Swift’s "Shake It Off" moved 500,000 copies in 10 days and was played on YouTube over 50 million times. It’s also everywhere pop radio. Seriously, just try not to listen to it in the car.
The beloved artist is also number-one on Billboard‘s new Artist 100 chart, which combines performance across the Hot 100, the Billboard 200 album chart, and the Internet-centric Social 50.
In other words: you may disagree with Swift being a true feminist, but you can't argue with her professional success.
Elsewhere, Nicki Minaj’s "Anaconda" may have become the most-watched video in VEVO history in a 24-hour period last week, but the single sits at number-three on the Hot 100, right behind Wiz Khalifa.
Magic!’s faux-reggae hit, “Rude," had occupied the top spot for a number of weeks until these new tracks came along.