Taylor Swift's new single, "Look What You Made Me Do," should blast to No. 1 on next week's Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Sept. 16) with the highest weekly sales, and possibly the top streaming total, for any song in 2017.
Following a first chart week of sales and streaming data tracking (Aug. 25-31), after its Aug. 25 arrival, the first single from Swift's album Reputation, due Nov. 10, could sell upwards of 400,000 downloads in its first week. That would roar past the current high for 2017: 240,000 (according to Nielsen Music), set by Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" when it bowed atop the Hot 100 and Digital Song Sales charts dated Jan. 28.
"Look" should also launch at No. 1 on Streaming Songs with more than 60 million U.S. streams in the tracking week, challenging for the top weekly sum this year. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, boasts the current top streaming frame of 2017: 69.6 million (June 17). Fueling the first-week streaming totals for "Look," its lyric video arrived Aug. 25 and its official clip posted Aug. 27 following its premiere during that night's MTV Video Music Awards.
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