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Taylor Swift Makes History As FIRST Living Musical Artist To Have Five Albums In The Billboard 200 Top 10 At The Same Time

  • The top 10 included Swift’s albums 1989 (Taylor’s Version), Midnights, Folklore, Lover and Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) 
  • Prince is the only other artist to have five albums on the chart, weeks after his death in 2016 
  • In total, Swift’s 13 albums have spent 66 weeks in the number one spot 

Taylor Swift continues to rack up the musical milestones.

The singer-songwriter, 33, this week became the first living musical artist in history to have five albums simultaneously in the top 10 on the Billboard 200, for the week of December 9, according to the outlet. 

The Grammy-winner is the first living performer to achieve the feat since the chart was combined into a single list between mono and stereo albums in August 1963, more than 60 years ago.

The top 10 included Swift’s albums 1989 (Taylor’s Version) in first place; Midnights in third place; Folklore in fifth place; Lover in sixth place and Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) in 10th place.

The massively-successful singer initially released 1989 (Taylor’s Version) this past October; Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) this past July; Midnights in 2022; Folklore in 2020; and Lover in 2019.

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift, 33, this week became the first living musical artist in history to have five albums simultaneously in the top 10 on the Billboard 200, for the week of December 9, according to the outlet. Pictured last month in London

Prince is the only other artist to have five albums on the chart for the week of May 14, 2016, less than a month after his passing at the age of 57.

At the time, The Very Best of Prince was in second place; the soundtrack for the film Purple Rain by Prince and The Revolution was in third place; The Hits/The B-Sides was in fourth place; Ultimate was in sixth place; and 1999 was in seventh place.

Swift’s 1989 (Taylor’s Version) was in the top spot on the chart for the third overall week. 

It initially debuted in the top spot for the chart with week of November 11, and stayed there for the week of November 18.

It spent the next two weeks in the second spot on the chart, before returning to the top spot this week.

Some of Swift’s uptick in sales for the week was due to Black Friday-related retail promotions, according to the outlet.

The album 1989 (Taylor’s Version), with three weeks in the top spot, has spent the most time in the top spot out of the four albums Swift has released after re-recording them, according to the outlet. 

Fearless and Speak Now both spent two weeks in the top spot and Red spent a week in the spot.

Taylor Swift
The singer-songwriter this week became the first living musical artist in history to have five albums simultaneously in the top 10 on the Billboard 200. Pictured last month in Brazil
Prince
Prince is the only other artist to have five albums on the chart for the week of May 14, 2016, less than a month after his passing at the age of 57. Pictured in his native Minnesota in 1990

In total, Swift’s 13 albums have spent 66 weeks in the number one spot, the second-most for a solo artist and just one behind Elvis Presley’s 67. The Beatles hold the overall title with 132 weeks.

The Shake It Off songstress was expected to be in attendance at Green Bay, Wisconsin’s Lambeau Field Sunday evening, to support her boyfriend Travis Kelce as his Kansas City Chiefs take on the hometown Packers.

The high-profile pair emerged as a couple two months ago when Swift was on hand to watch Kelce in his September 24 game against the Chicago Bears, as she sat in a luxury box alongside his mother Donna. 

By: ADAM S. LEVY
Originally published at: Daily Mail



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