Taylor Swift is the first woman and only the third person ever to have four albums in the Top 10 of the US Album chart at the same time. She also beat Barbra Streisand’s record for the most No. 1 albums by a woman in history.
The 33-year-old’s new album, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), opened at number one on the Billboard 200 with 716,000 album-equivalent units, which includes both hard sales and digital sales and streams.
It is the best week for an album in 2023 and the best since her last album, Midnights, came out in October of last year.
Midnights is at No. 5, Lover is at No. 7, and Folklore is at No. 10. All of these songs are in the Top 10.
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This makes Swift the first woman since the charts started in 1963 to have four records in the Top 10 at the same time. Swift is also the first live artist to do this since US trumpeter Herb Alpert did it in 1966.
Prince is the only other artist who has had at least four records in the Top 10 at the same time. Shortly after his death in 2016, five of his albums were in the Top 10.
Taylor Swift has now passed Streisand as the female artist with the most No. 1 albums in history. Before, the two women had the same number of No. 1 albums, with 11 each.
Four of the five most popular albums to come out in the last five years are now Swift albums. Adele’s record 30, which comes out in 2021, is in fourth place, just ahead of Speak Now.