A Swift sweep

Taylor Swift’s ‘Anti-Hero’ hits week 8 at No. 1


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Taylor Swift performing “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” during the 1989 World Tour in 2015. She is now prepping for her upcoming ‘Era’s Tour.’

Charlotte Morris, Reporter

Taylor Swift’s ‘Anti-Hero’ has just surpassed eight consecutive weeks on the billboard top 100 chart. ‘Anti-Hero’ is now Swift’s longest No. 1 song, surpassing ‘Blank Space’ at seven weeks. 

Swift shared her gratitude to her fans and listeners by posting on her Instagram story saying ‘What. On. Earth. I love you guys.’ Swift has been known for showing much gratitude to her fans over the years, according to freshman Piper Leffert.

“Everytime something eventful happens in her life, she always thanks her fans,” Leffert said. “It’s a really sweet way to connect with the people who love her and her music so much,”

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data, according to Billboard. Swift has triumphed over all genres in the U.S. with ‘Anti-Hero’.

Many people took to social media to congratulate Swift on her success, according to freshman Elizabeth Fox.

 “Jack Antonoff, Taylor Swift’s friend and Midnights collaborator, said it was ‘insane’ that ‘Anti-Hero’ was at its 8th week at number one,” Fox said. “SZA, who has the No. 2 spot with her song ‘Kill Bill,’ also congratulated Taylor on her success by saying ‘congratulations tay tay!’,” 

Swift also made history recently by becoming the first person ever to occupy all top 10 spots on the Billboard top 100 chart. This has never been done before and it is an especially remarkable accomplishment because she is a woman in the industry who has faced trials and tribulations all throughout her career, according to Leffert. 

Swift’s Midnights took the whole world by storm and she has not stopped yet — from her tour debacle to the top 100 charts, Swift is dominating the industry somewhere, according to Rolling Stone.

“I admire her for all she has done and been through as a female artist,” Leffert said. “I love Taylor and I can’t wait to see what comes next.”