Taylor Swift Breaks Billboard Records With Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)

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Taylor Swift has surpassed Barbra Streisand as the woman with the most No. 1 albums in Billboard history. She’s also the first woman to have four albums in the top ten simultaneously with Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), Lover, Midnights, and Folklore. Swift and Streisand were previously tied with 11 No. 1 albums, but the rerecording of 2010’s Speak Now sent Tay over the top. Her Eras Tour run, the rerelease of “Cruel Summer” as a single, and The Summer I Turned Pretty’s deep-sea mining of her discography have all helped the record chart into the Billboard 200.

Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) came out July 7 and was No. 1 on its debut. Vinyl alone sold 268,500 copies — second only to Midnights for the biggest vinyl sales of the modern era (per Pop Crave). Swift is also the first artist to have nine albums sell over 500,000 copies in a single week.

Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) Breaks Billboard Records