Taylor Swift has solidified her place as the preeminent female artist of all time with the release of her latest album, "Speak Now (Taylor's Version)." According to the esteemed US magazine Billboard, the album's soaring debut atop the Billboard charts marks her 12th No.
1 album, surpassing even the legendary Barbra Streisand's record among women.,
Taylor Swift's Unparalleled No. 1 Album Streak
While male artists like Jay-Z and the Beatles have amassed more than twelve number-one albums, it's essential to acknowledge that Billboard adjusted its album ranking system over the past decade to encompass anthologies.
Thus, Swift's achievement stands out as an unparalleled feat for female artists in the music industry. Beyond her extraordinary album success, Taylor Swift has also achieved a remarkable milestone as the first living artist in nearly six decades to have four albums simultaneously in the top 10.
Among these albums are the acclaimed "Midnights," "Lover," and "Folklore." Billboard further lauded Swift as the first living artist to have 11 albums concurrently on the top 200 chart, a testament to her enduring appeal and unrelenting creative output.
Taylor Swift's Trailblazing "Eras" Tour
The recognition of Taylor Swift's triumphant accomplishments coincides with her ongoing "Eras" tour, where she graces the stage with awe-inspiring performances of her greatest hits.
Since its initiation in March, this extraordinary 106-date stadium concert series has been nothing short of a phenomenon and is inching closer to becoming the first-ever billion-dollar tour. In her pursuit of artistic control and ownership, Taylor Swift embarked on the ambitious endeavor of re-recording her first six albums.
This process, which she was contractually allowed to commence in November 2020, aims to empower her with the rights to her early works. Following the successful re-recordings of "Fearless" and "Red," the reimagining of "Speak Now" takes center stage, propelling Swift's dominance even further.
Taylor Swift's resolute dedication to her craft and her fans has cemented her status as an unprecedented force in the music industry. Last October, she achieved a historic feat, becoming the first artist ever to occupy all ten spots on the US singles chart concurrently, coinciding with the release of her tenth studio album, "Midnights."