In an unparalleled feat, Taylor Swift’s latest album, 1989 (Taylor’s Version), has stormed the charts, claiming the coveted #1 spot on the Billboard 200, Top Album Sales, Vinyl Albums, and Top Streaming Albums charts. The album has amassed a staggering 1.6 million units in the U.S. and a remarkable 3.5 million globally during its debut week. With this milestone, Swift has solidified her status as “The First Artist To Score Six #1 Album Debuts With Over 1 Million Units Sold,” etching her name in music history.
1989 (Taylor’s Version) achieved the “Biggest First-Week Sales for a Re-recorded Album Ever” and made history as the “First Album To Debut With 1 Million Units Sold First-Week Twice” in both 2014 and 2023. Astonishingly, the reimagined version of 1989 outshone the 2014 first-week sales of the original, making it “The First Taylor’s Version To Net a Bigger Debut than the Original” with over 1.6 million total consumption.
What sets Swift’s latest triumph apart is the remarkable growth of each Taylor’s Version release. Each album has surpassed the sales of its predecessor, escalating in popularity with every subsequent launch. 1989 (Taylor’s Version) marked the “Biggest Sales Week for an Album in 2023” and swiftly became the “#1 Best Selling Album in 2023 by traditional sales” in under a week. This achievement not only outperformed Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) but also clinched the top three spots in the list of the year’s best-selling albums, with Midnights securing the third position.
Swift has shattered gender barriers in the music industry, earning the title of “The First Female Artist To Earn 13 #1 Debuts on the Billboard 200.” She has also extended her record as “The Female Artist with the Most Weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200,” tying with Drake for the “Most #1 Albums on the Billboard 200 this Century” at 13 albums.
On streaming platforms, 1989 (Taylor’s Version) broke records on Spotify, boasting a staggering 176 million streams within its debut week, marking the “Biggest Album Debut on Spotify in 2023” and “The Second Biggest Album Debut in Spotify History.” The album’s single, “Style (Taylor’s Version),” stormed the Global Spotify Chart with 11.6 million streams, securing the “Biggest Chart Debut for a Taylor’s Version.”
Apple Music and iTunes witnessed Swift’s reign as she extended her record for “Most #1 Hits on US iTunes Among all Artists,” with tracks like “Slut!” reaching #1 on both US and Global Apple Music charts. Additionally, 1989 (Taylor’s Version) set a monumental record on Amazon Music, achieving the “Biggest First-Day Global Streams for Any Album in History.”
Internationally, the album claimed the top spot in 14 countries, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. In the UK, Swift achieved a trifecta with the “Highest Streaming Debut for Any Artist in 2023,” “Biggest Selling First Week of 2023,” and “First and Only Female Artist to Log 11 UK #1 Albums in the 21st Century.” In Australia, she not only secured her “Biggest First-Week ARIA Album Ever” but also achieved the “Largest Vinyl First-Week in ARIA history.”
Taylor Swift’s triumphant return with 1989 (Taylor’s Version) has not only rewritten the record books but also solidified her status as a global musical phenomenon, leaving an indelible mark on the industry for years to come.
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