Taylor Swift’s latest re-recorded album, 1989 (Taylor’s Version), debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. This is her second No. 1 debut of 2023, and the 13th album of her career to reach the top spot. The 1.653 million units that the album moved in its first week was the largest for any release since Adele’s 25 back in 2015 — and the sixth biggest week in the 32 years since tracking began. About 1.359 million of the total was in physical sales, whick marks Swift’s biggest sales week ever for traditional albums. (Her previous peak was the original version of 1989 in 2014.) She has now topped Drake for the third most all-time No. 1 albums at 13. Only Jay-Z (14) and The Beatles (19) have more. Earlier this year, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) gave Swift the most No. 1 albums by a female artist, passing Barbara Streisand.
Taylor Swift Lands A 13th No. 1 Album With ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’
Nov 5, 2023 | 7:00 PM