Swift has 70 Hot 100 career entries in total, placing her joint with rapper Nicki Minaj.
Taylor Swift is at number six with her Zayn Malik collaboration I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Taylor Swift has plenty of reason to celebrate this Christmas. The Bad Blood singer has landed her 20th top 10 entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart thanks to the success of her Zayn Malik collaboration, I Don’t Wanna Live Forever.
The Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack song debuted on the Hot 100 chart at number six earning a top 10 milestone for Swift, 27.
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever was produced by fun. frontman Jack Antonoff and co-written by Swift and former One Direction star Malik.
According to Billboard, the Blank Space songstress now has a career total of 70 songs on the Hot 100 placing her in joint second place position with Nicki Minaj for female artists with the most entries on the chart. Queen of pop Madonna currently reigns with 38 for the most top 10 Hot 100 hits while queen of soul Aretha Franklin has the most chart entries in total with 73.
Other singers featured on Billboard’s list of most Hot 100 hits to date, include Rihanna with 57, Beyonce with 53, Mariah Carey with 47, Miley Cyrus with 43, Barbra Streisand with 41 and Mary J Blige, Janet Jackson and Diana Ross tied with 40.
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever is the first new song Swift has released since the release of her 2013 album 1989, which spawned the hits Shake It Off, Out Of The Woods, Style and the best-selling single Bad Blood featuring rapper Kendrick Lamar. Swift is expected to make a full return to music in 2017 with reports claiming the pop star is working on new material with Canadian rapper Drake.
Swift’s duet with Malik, 23, came as a surprise to fans as the musicians had never worked together before.
Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik’s duet will appear on the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack (Kevin Winter/getty)
Explaining how the collaboration came about, Malik told radio host Elvis Duran earlier in December: “The interesting thing was she’s actually friends with Gi [Hadid] so [Swift] already reached out because Jack [Antonoff] had just played her the song anyway. She mentioned to me that she liked the song so I already kind of knew in the back of my head that she liked it so I asked her if she wanted to be on it and she was cool with it.”
Listen to Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik’s I Don’t Wanna Live Forever: