With 136 career entries to her credit (more than any other woman), Taylor Swift is already the Queen of the Hot 100. Now, it seems she’s looking to see that reign extended to the Billboard 200 as evidenced by the commercial response to her latest project, ‘Fearless’ (Taylor’s Version).’
The first of 6 re-recorded albums the GRAMMY winner is set to unleash, the redone LP topped this week’s Billboard 200 thanks to sales equivalence of 291,000 (as we reported here).
With the latest chart triumph, Swift is penciled in Billboard history books again for feats once thought insurmountable.
See what we mean inside:
As listed here, the #1 arrival of the revamped ‘Fearless’ this week brought with it a slew of impressive stats for Taylor. See a list of highlights below:
- ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ is the only #1 album of its kind in that it’s a re-recording of an artist’s (own or another’s) previously released album
- It’s also the singer’s third #1 in less than a year, following the success of ‘Folklore’ and ‘Evermore.’ This makes her the artist to accumulate a trio of Billboard 200 chart-toppers the fastest
- As her 9th #1 album, Swift ties Madonna as the female act with the second-most Billboard 200 chart-toppers in history. Only Barbra Streisand has more with 11
While the aforementioned are certainly nothing to shake a stick at, it’s arguable the most impressive stat is the renewed attention the new ‘Fearless’ brought to other members of Swift’s discography.
With the placements listed above, she becomes the only female act in history to chart 8 different albums twice over her career. The first time was on the chart dated Feb. 27, 2021. According to Billboard, “the only other woman in history to place at least 8 albums on the chart simultaneously is Whitney Houston who landed at least 8 albums on the chart for six consecutive weeks in 2012 after her death.”
The win comes just 7 months after Swift snatched Houston’s record for most cumulative weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 (among women).
Look below to see who joins ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ on this week’s Billboard 200: Chart Check.
Billboard 200 This Week