(Los Angeles) Taylor Swift has officially scored more “number one” albums on the US charts than any female artist so far – ahead of Barbra Streisand.
His Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) album, released earlier this month, is the third in his vast operation to re-record his first six albums, following music director Scooter Braun’s sale of his debut catalog.
The new album has officially debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 – his 12th to reach number one. Barbra Streisand had had 11.
Taylor Swift also equals Drake’s record, but is just behind Jay-Z, who has scored 14 albums at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The Beatles have placed 19.
In addition to hitting this incredible milestone, Taylor Swift has the highest album release of 2023 yet, with 716,000 “equivalent album units,” according to Luminate.
Swift dethroned country singer Morgan Wallen, whose album One Thing at a Time sold 501,000 units in its first week last March.