Taylor Swift makes history as first woman to have 4 albums charting in the Top 10 simultaneously

Taylor Swift has broken two new records. With the release of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), the singer has become the first woman in history to have four albums chart in the Billboard Top 10 at the same time, according to Billboard. 

This is the first time that a woman has accomplished the feat since Billboard merged the mono and stereo album charts into one list in August 1963.

The only other artiste who has ever had more albums chart in the top 10 simultaneously was Prince, who had five albums chart among the top 10 following his death in May 2016. 

Swift is also the first artiste ever to have four albums in the top 10 since Herb Alpert in 1966.

Besides having the most albums chart in the Top 10 at the same time, NME writes, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) has also earned Swift her 12th Number 1 album, giving her the title for the most No. 1 albums by a female performer. 

With this album she surpasses previous record holder Barbra Streisand, who had 11 No. 1 albums.

She is currently tied with Drake for No. 1 albums – they are behind only The Beatles (19) and Jay-Z (14) for most No. 1 albums in history.


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