This past week, TAYLOR SWIFT set a new record at Mediabase for “Most Top 40 and Hot AC Stations To Add The Song In First Week” with her latest single “Shake It Off”, being added by 277 stations. It’s the highest Billboard Top 40 chart debut since 1993 as it ties with Mariah Carey’s #12 single “Dreamlover” from that year. Plus, it has held #1 on the Hot 100 for two consecutive weeks.
“Shake It Off” is also the highest charting debut ever recorded at the Mediabase Hot AC format, coming in at #10*. Achieving stunning success, “Shake It Off” received 176 adds at Top 40 and 101 adds at Hot AC, the most adds in a single week in the history of Mediabase’s Addboard.
Penned by SWIFT and hit-makers Max Martin and Shellback, the song serves as the lead-off single from her forthcoming fifth full-length album, 1989 [Big Machine Records], available in stores and via digital retailers October 27, 2014.
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