Taylor Swift’s status as one of the greatest pop stars of all time is undeniable, with numerous pieces of evidence to support it. She has achieved massive success with her Eras Tour and obtained many No. 1 albums. Her legacy in this regard continues to expand, as her latest album, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), has debuted at the top spot on the new Billboard 200 chart dated July 22.
With the help of 716,000 equivalent album units accumulated in the US during the week ending on July 13, it has reached the pinnacle. This has led to the largest week for any album in the year 2023. In addition, Taylor Swift’s Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) secures her 12th No. 1 album, making her the female artist with the most number of chart-toppers of all time. The previous titleholder was Barbra Streisand, who had 11 chart-toppers.
Currently, Swift boasts an impressive feat of having four albums in the top 10. Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) is at the top, followed by Midnights at number five. Lover and Folklore also make the cut, sitting at numbers seven and ten respectively. This achievement makes Swift the first living artist to have four albums in the top 10 simultaneously since Herb Alpert accomplished the same feat back in 1966. The only other artist who has achieved this, whether alive or dead, is Prince after his passing in 2016.
One of the highlights of the latest album are the fresh tracks from the “From The Vault” collection, some of which feature collaborations with Hayley Williams and Fall Out Boy. Check out our ranking of the top “From The Vault” songs.