Taylor Swift Just Did Something No Woman Has Ever Done Before

It has to do with "Blank Space," obviously.

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If it wasn't clear that day that Taylor Swift taped herself singing Kendrick Lamar in her car, it should be obvious by now that she and her latest album cannot be stopped. While selling 1.287 million copies of your record in one week is pretty spectacular, Taylor's most recent 1989-related achievement might be her most impressive one yet. On Wednesday, "Blank Space" hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100. T-Swift the master pop star is used to having hits, but this time, the ascendance of "Blank Space" was notable because she dethroned herself for the top spot. This is the first time in the history of the Hot 100 (which has been around for 56 years) that a female artist has succeeded herself in the number one position.

Prior to "Blank Space" taking over your radio/life, "Shake It Off" had been number one for four weeks straight. She's now the first artist in 2014 to have two Hot 100 number ones, and only the 10th artist ever to manage the trick of defeating her own song (The Beatles and OutKast have also done it). Go ahead and celebrate by watching the "Blank Space" video one or 10 more times.


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Eliza Thompson

I’m the senior entertainment editor at Cosmopolitan.com, which means my DVR is always 98 percent full. I love romance novels, bourbon, and canceling plans so I can watch Lost for the 50th time.