Taylor Swift dominates Billboard 200 with 4 albums in Top 10
As Travis Scott’s reign atop the Billboard 200 continues for a third week with his blockbuster album Utopia, Taylor Swift is once again making history on the chart, demonstrating her enduring influence. The pop sensation has secured an impressive four spots within the top 10—a rare feat.
While Swift has previously held multiple positions in this range, this week’s accomplishment holds special significance.
Swift’s iconic album 1989 has surged back onto the Billboard 200’s top 10, propelled by the news of its upcoming re-recorded and re-released version, titled “1989 (Taylor’s Version)”. The announcement was made during the singer’s recent stop on The Eras Tour in the United States, sending shockwaves through her dedicated fanbase. The reimagined edition of the Grammy-winning album is slated for release in late October.
In anticipation of “1989 (Taylor’s Version),” loyal fans are revisiting the original album, resulting in a significant boost in its streaming numbers. Numerous tracks from 1989 have soared up the Spotify charts, leading to a notable resurgence of the title on the Billboard 200.
Swift’s achievement of returning “1989” to the top 10 on the Billboard 200 is particularly noteworthy. The album had not occupied this coveted position on the comprehensive album consumption ranking in the United States since early 2016. During the current week, the album saw an additional 45,000 equivalent units moved, a testament to its enduring popularity.
Surprisingly, despite its eight-year existence, 1989 didn’t face an arduous climb. The previous week, the album sat at No. 13 on the Billboard 200, making an impressive jump to No. 9 in the latest ranking, securing a rise of four significant places.
Taylor Swift’s influence almost extended even further, with the artiste nearly capturing half of the Billboard 200’s top 10 slots. While Folklore exited the top tier to accommodate 1989, Swift’s other albums like Speak Now (Taylor’s Version),Midnights and Lover held strong positions at No. 5, No. 6, and No. 7, respectively. With this remarkable chart feat, Swift continues to showcase her unparalleled impact on the music industry.