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Taylor Swift sets a record for a No. Most 1 by a female artist after the release of ‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’

Tuesday, 18 July 2023 05.46

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Congratulations to Taylor Swift and her loyal fans, known as Swifties. The pop star officially has more No. 1 albums. 1 than any woman in history.

“Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)”, released earlier this month, is the third in his attempt to re-record his first six albums, sparked by his initial catalog sales by music manager Scooter Braun. It officially debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, becoming his 12th album to reach the top spot.

Previously, Barbra Streisand held the record, with 11 No.1 albums.

Swift equaled Drake’s record with 12 No. 1 records, but was right behind Jay-Z, who has 14 No. 1 albums to his name, and The Beatles, who have 19.

In addition to achieving this incredible milestone, Swift has the biggest album release of 2023 to date, with 716,000 equivalent album units, according to Luminate. An impressive 506,600 traditional album sales (a combined 410,000 physical sales and 96,600 digital sales.)

With those numbers, Swift has dethroned country singer Morgan Wallen, whose album “One Thing at a Time” sold 501,000 units in its first week.

The video in the player above is from an earlier story about Taylor Swift.

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