Taylor Swift never fails to astonish both her critics and devoted fans. Taylor Swift’s Triumph: Four Albums in Billboard’s Top 10! The pop sensation has once again etched her name in history with “Speak Now (Taylor’s version),” becoming the first living artist in nearly six decades to have four albums concurrently holding spots in the illustrious top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart. This remarkable achievement has placed all of her albums – “Midnights,” “Lover,” “Folklore,” and “Speak Now” – among the chart’s upper echelons, with her latest opus reigning supreme at the coveted number 1 position.
A feat of this magnitude was previously only accomplished by the legendary Herb Alpert in 1966, who achieved similar success with albums such as “Going Places,” “Whipped Cream & Other Delights,” “South of the Border,” and “The Lonely Bull.” Subsequently, following Prince’s passing in 2016, he managed to secure five albums in the top 10: “The Very Best of Prince,” “Purple Rain,” “The Hits/The B-Sides,” “Ultimate,” and “1999.”
Meanwhile, “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” marks Taylor Swift’s 12th chart-topping album on Billboard, standing as her third re-recorded and re-released masterpiece. Brimming with her finest works like “Mine,” “Dear John,” “Back to December,” and “Ours,” the album has been met with resounding acclaim.
On July 7, Taylor Swift unveiled “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version),
taking to social media to announce its arrival. In her excited post, she captioned, “It’s here. It’s yours, it’s mine, it’s ours. It’s an album I composed alone, capturing the whims, fantasies, heartaches, dramas, and tragedies I lived through as a young woman aged between 18 and 20.”
Continuing her revelation, she stated, “I recollect creating numerous track-lists, obsessing over the most fitting way to narrate the story. I had to be ruthless with my choices, leaving behind some songs that I am still unequivocally proud of to this day. As a result, you have 6 From The Vault tracks! I recorded this album when I was 32 (and still maturing), and the flood of memories it rekindled filled me with nostalgia and gratitude. Gratitude for life, for you, and for the fact that I now have the opportunity to reclaim my work. Thank you a million times, for the memories that mend our hearts.”
Taylor Swift’s chart-topping records:
|Album Title||Billboard 200 Rank|
|Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)||1|
|Speak Now||Top 10|