* Taylor Swift and Zayn ascend to #1, which is a little bit bigger news for Taylor, who after 8 stabs at the top ten finally has her first #1. It is also Zayn's first #1 and 3rd top ten overall. Only Kanye West had more top ten visits without hitting #1 and it looks like he will retain that crown for a long time.
* Two movie soundtrack tracks join the top ten this week, which means more than half the top ten is from the movies (just in time for the Oscar nomination announcements tomorrow.) This is a record showing for soundtrack tracks, which includes the current #1 (from Fifty Shades Darker), #3 (Sing), #4 (Hidden Figures), #5 (Bridget Jones' Baby), #8 (Lion), and #10 (La La Land).
* It's a great week for Alan Walker, who sees Routine inch closer to the top ten, has another debut at #19 with Alone, and sees his remix of Sia's Move Your Body debut at #18. Retro Chart:
Southside was Gwen Stefani's debut on my chart as a solo artist, and she started off with a bang - a five week #1 courtesy of Moby's Southside. It jumped from the #5 to #1 and bumped the rest of the top five each down one point.
Madonna was charting with her 7th top ten on the chart, the most for a woman at that time (the record currently belongs to Rihanna, who just broke out of a three-way tie last week). Madonna held that chart stat from 1999-2010, and even reclaimed it for a hot minute in 2012.