Taylor Swift is set to make a big splash on the coveted Billboard Hot 100.
Just hours after the debut of her new single, "Shake It Off," and its accompanying music video, projections are in and they, if panned out, will give Swift one of the year's top debuts for a female artist (joining Ariane Grande's "Problem").
"The most exciting action on next week's Hot 100 might belong to a song not yet on the chart: Swift's "Shake It Off." The song barely misses this week's list, fueled by its first two days of airplay; still, it enters Radio Songs at No. 45 with 29 million in all-format audience," reports Billboard.
Sales wise "Shake It Off" is projected to move well over 400,000 copies.
"Next week, once sales and streaming join the mix, "Shake" should battle for No. 1. With industry sources suggesting that the high-energy lead single from 1989 (due Oct. 27) could debut with 425,000-450,000 downloads sold, Swift could shake all the way to No. 1 next week," reports Billboard.
"Shake It Off" leads Swift's forthcoming album "1989."