Taylor Swift has made history once again, becoming the first woman to have four albums in the Billboard Top 10 at the same time. Her latest release, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), debuted at No. 1 on the chart, while her previous albums Midnights, Lover, and Folklore all charted in the top 10. This is a major accomplishment for Swift, and it cements her status as one of the most successful artists of all time. Taylor is definitely a true music icon, and her latest achievement is just another testament to her talent and her staying power. She is an inspiration to fans around the world, and she continues to break new ground with her music.
What other artists achieved this feat before?
The superstar is the first living artist to have at least four albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart at the same time in over 60 years. Taylor is also the first woman in history to have achieved this. Swift’s most third and most recent re-recorded album features that singles like Mine, Dear John, Back to December, and Ours, became the 12th No. 1 album on the Billboard chart which broke another record. Taylor has surpassed Barbra Streisand, who previously held the record with 11 albums.
According to Billboard, Herb Alpert was the only other alive musician to accomplish this feat in 1966 with his albums Going Places, Whipped Cream & Other Delights, South of the Border, and The Lonely Bull. Prince is the only other artist had five albums in the top 10 but only posthumously in 2016: The Very Best of Prince, Purple Rain, The Hits/The B-Sides, Ultimate, and 1999.
What has Taylor Swift said about her third re-recorded album?
The Grammy-winning singer took to Instagram to celebrate the release of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) on July 7. She began, “It’s here. It’s yours, it’s mine, it’s ours. It’s an album I wrote alone about the whims, fantasies, heartaches, dramas and tragedies I lived out as a young woman between 18 and 20.”
Continuing, she wrote: “I remember making tracklist after tracklist, obsessing over the right way to tell the story. I had to be ruthless with my choices, and I left behind some songs I am still unfailingly proud of now. Therefore, you have 6 From The Vault tracks! I recorded this album when I was 32 (and still growing up, now) and the memories it brought back filled me with nostalgia and appreciation. For life, for you, for the fact that I get to reclaim my work. Thank you a million times, for the memories that break our fall.” Swift has not yet publicly commented on her huge success with her third re-recorded album, breaking numerous records.