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Taylor Swift Ties Lil Wayne For Second-Most Top 40 Hits On Hot 100

Swift has landed 86 hits within the top 40.

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Taylor Swift - Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Taylor Swift - Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Ed Sheeran’s new collaboration with Taylor Swift, “The Joker and the Queen,” has debuted on the Hot 100 at No.21, marking Swift’s 86th top 40 hit on the Hot 100.

With the latest hit, she has tied Lil Wayne for the second-most wins inside the fabled songs chart. Drake leads the battle—and it’s not particularly close—with 145 smashes that have ascended to the top 40.

It’s been an exciting time for Swift, who is set to feature on a new Record Store Day charity compilation titled Portraits Of Her.

Launched back in 2008, RSD will return for its 15th anniversary event on April 23 after hosting two vinyl drop dates in 2021.

“For RSD 2022, we’re teaming up again with our friends at Vans for a compilation album,” organisers said of Portraits Of Her in a statement, “and this one benefits WE ARE MOVING THE NEEDLE, an organization that supports female recording professionals, including audio engineers and producers.”

In addition to Swift, the 16-track album will also feature Girl in Red, Julien Baker, Banks, Princess Nokia, Leyla Blue, Boyish, Bully, Alice Longyu Gao, Laura Jane Grace, Asiahn, Girl Ultra, K. Flay, Mariah The Scientist, Julia Michaels, and Joy Oladokun.

Whether Swift’s contribution will be a new track or not has yet to be confirmed. The news of the new compilation comes after Swift was announced last month as the first-ever global ambassador of Record Store Day.

“I’m very proud to be this year’s Ambassador for Record Store Day. The places where we go to browse and explore and discover music new and old have always been sacred to me,” Swift said in a statement at the time of the announcement.

“Record stores are so important because they help to perpetuate and foster music-loving as a passion. They create settings for live events. They employ people who adore music thoroughly and purely.”

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