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Taylor Swift makes history with four albums in top 10

By Christine Nicole Montojo Published Jul 17, 2023 2:37 pm

Taylor Swift broke yet another record. This time, for being the first woman to have four albums in the Top 10 on Billboard 200 chart simultaneously.

Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) took the top spot, marking Taylor's twelfth No. 1 album on the chart. The American singer bested Barbra Streisand, who has 11.

The album arrives with 716,000 equivalent album units—half a million of it come from album sales and around 200,000 from streaming equivalent album units and individual track purchases, Billboard said.

They added that the numbers "represent the largest week for any album in 2023."

Aside from the newly released re-recorded album, Midnights also made it to the charts at No. 5, Lover at No. 7, and Folklore at No. 10. The last artist who achieved this feat was American trumpeter Herb Alpert, who also kept four albums in the top 10 in 1966.

On July 7, Taylor released a new version of her third studio album, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version). "It’s here. It’s yours, It’s mine, it’s ours,” she said, writing about how she used the album as a vehicle for the “whims fantasies, heartaches, dramas and tragedies” she lived through.

She also expressed gratitude to the fans for supporting her throughout the re-recording process.   

“Thank you a million times, for the memories that break our fall,” she added.  

With three more albums under her old record label, Taylor has asked which album is next on the re-recording pipeline, including 1989 and Reputation.

Currently, Taylor is touring America for “The Eras Tour.” She is set to visit Singapore and Japan in 2024, her only stops in Asia.