Taylor Swift, the renowned Grammy-winning artist, has once again shattered records with the release of her album “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).”
Swift has become the first living artist in nearly 60 years to have a remarkable four albums simultaneously featured in Billboard’s coveted Top 10 on the 200 chart. Accompanying “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” are her albums “Midnights,” “Lover,” and “Folklore,” which are also making their presence felt on the chart, with “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” reigning at the No. 1 spot. This achievement places her in the esteemed company of Herb Alpert, who achieved a similar feat in 1966, and Prince, who attained five albums in the top 10 following his passing in 2016.
Billboard reports that Taylor Swift‘s incredible accomplishment has solidified her status as a trailblazing artist. The only other living artist to achieve this feat was Herb Alpert back in 1966, with his albums “Going Places,” “Whipped Cream & Other Delights,” “South of the Border,” and “The Lonely Bull.” After Prince’s unfortunate demise, the legendary artist had five albums in the top 10: “The Very Best of Prince,” “Purple Rain,” “The Hits/The B-Sides,” “Ultimate,” and “1999.” Swift’s “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” has become her 12th No. 1 album on Billboard’s prestigious chart. This re-recorded and re-released album features fan-favorite hits such as “Mine,” “Dear John,” “Back to December,” and “Ours.”
Taking to social media, Taylor Swift expressed her excitement and gratitude for the release of “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” on July 7. She shared that the album represents a significant chapter of her life, as it encapsulates the whims, fantasies, heartaches, dramas, and tragedies she experienced as a young woman between the ages of 18 and 20.
Swift revealed the meticulous process of creating the album, meticulously crafting tracklists and making tough choices to convey the story effectively. Additionally, she expressed her pride in the six “From The Vault” tracks included in the album, acknowledging the songs she left behind but still holds dear. Recording the album at the age of 32 brought back waves of nostalgia and appreciation, prompting her to reflect on her journey and reclaim her work. Taylor Swift wholeheartedly thanked her fans, acknowledging their profound impact on her life and career.
Taylor Swift’s recent accomplishment of simultaneously having four albums in Billboard’s Top 10 is a historic moment for the music industry. With her album “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” reigning at the No. 1 spot, Swift has firmly cemented her place as one of our time’s most influential and successful artists. Breaking records and making history has become synonymous with her name, and fans can expect more extraordinary achievements as she continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her timeless music and remarkable talent.