Taylor Swift Scores Her 13th #1 Album With ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’

Taylor Swift Scores Her 13th #1 Album With ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’

‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ debuts at #1 on this week’s Billboard 200 with 1.653 million units sold. It marks the biggest debut of her career.

‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ breaks the record for biggest single-week vinyl sales in the modern era with 693k copies sold, surpassing her own ‘Midnights.’

Biggest vinyl-sales weeks in US history:

#1. 1989 (Taylor’s Version) — 693k

#2. Midnights — 575k

#3. Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) — 268k

#4. Harry’s House — 182k

#5. Red (Taylor’s Version) — 114k

#6. 30 — 108k

#7. evermore — 102k

#8. Sour — 76k

#9. folklore: Long Pond — 75k

#10. Happier Than Ever — 73k

‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ dethrones ‘Midnights’ as Taylor Swift’s biggest debut ever on the Billboard 200.

Taylor Swift extends her record as the artist with the most albums to debut with over 1 million sales in a week (6 albums):

• Speak Now

• Red

• 1989

• Reputation

• Midnights

• 1989 (Taylor’s Version)

‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ officially earns a bigger debut than the original 2014 album on the Billboard 200:

  • 1989 — 1.287m
  • 1989 (Taylor’s Version) — 1.653m

‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ joins ‘Midnights’ by Taylor Swift as the only album this decade to debut with over 1 million units on the Billboard 200.

Taylor Swift’s album debuts on the Billboard 200:

  • 1989 (Taylor’s Version) – 1.653m
  • Midnights – 1.57m
  • 1989 – 1.28m
  • reputation – 1.23m
  • Red – 1.20m
  • Speak Now – 1.04m
  • Lover – 867k
  • folklore – 846k
  • Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) – 716k
  • Red (Taylor’s Version) – 605k
  • Fearless – 592k
  • evermore – 329k
  • Fearless (Taylor’s Version) – 291k
  • Taylor Swift – 40k

Taylor Swift earns her 13th #1 album on the Billboard 200 with ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version).’

Swift now holds the Top 3 best selling albums of 2023 in the US:

#1. 1989 (Taylor’s Version)

#2. Midnights

#3. Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)

‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ sold over 3.5 million units globally in its first week, according to Republic Records.

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