Taylor Swift's '1989 (Taylor's Version)' Dominates Top 6 on Global 200 Chart



by NOUMAN RASOOL

Taylor Swift's '1989 (Taylor's Version)' Dominates Top 6 on Global 200 Chart
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Taylor Swift has once again rewritten the record books, this time with her latest triumph on the Billboard Global 200 songs chart. On the chart dated November 11, Swift's "Is It Over Now? (Taylor's Version) [From the Vault]" clinched the top spot, marking an unprecedented achievement in the chart's three-plus-year history.

Swift now holds the top six positions on the survey, surpassing her own previous record when she dominated the top five with the debut of her album "Midnights" on November 5, 2022. This latest feat is part of Swift's larger success story with her re-recorded album, "1989 (Taylor's Version)," which has leaped to the top of the Billboard 200 chart.

This marks her 13th No. 1 album, solidifying her position as the woman with the most No. 1 albums in the chart's history. Additionally, Swift has broken new ground by becoming the first artist to achieve back-to-back Global 200 No.

1s in consecutive weeks, with "Is It Over Now? (Taylor's Version) [From the Vault]" following the success of "Cruel Summer" the previous week. The Billboard Global 200, along with the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts, launched in September 2020 and rank songs based on global streaming and sales data from over 200 territories.

The charts consider a weighted formula that includes streams from both subscription and ad-supported tiers of audio and video music services, alongside download sales from digital music retailers worldwide. "Is It Over Now? (Taylor's Version) [From the Vault]" debuted at No.

1 on the Global 200 with an impressive 63.7 million streams and 7,000 sales globally in its first week. This success marks Swift's fourth No. 1 on the chart, tying her with Bad Bunny for the most No. 1s among soloists and trailing only BTS's seven.

Swift's Chart Domination

The chart dominance extends beyond just one song. Swift occupies the top six spots of the Global 200 with tracks from "1989 (Taylor's Version)," showcasing a range of her musical prowess:

  1. "Is It Over Now? (Taylor's Version) [From the Vault]" – 63.7 million streams
  2. "Now That We Don't Talk (Taylor's Version) [From the Vault]" – 55.9 million
  3. "S***!

    (Taylor's Version) [From the Vault]" – 55 million

  4. "Say Don't Go (Taylor's Version) [From the Vault]" – 53.4 million
  5. "Style (Taylor's Version)" – 52 million
  6. "Bad Blood (Taylor's Version)" – 46.3 million
Swift's reach extends beyond the U.S., as reflected in her performance on the Global Excl.

U.S. chart. "Is It Over Now? (Taylor's Version) [From the Vault]" debuts at No. 5 with 32.1 million streams outside the U.S., followed by "Style (Taylor's Version)" and "Now That We Don't Talk (Taylor's Version) [From the Vault]" in the top 10.

With these new entries, Swift's Global Excl. U.S. top 10 count rises to 14, inching closer to Bad Bunny's record of 18. This success story is a testament to Taylor Swift's enduring appeal and her strategic mastery of the music industry.

Her ability to consistently reinvent and reinvigorate her catalog, while keeping fans engaged and excited, cements her status not just as a pop icon, but as a savvy businesswoman who understands the evolving landscape of global music consumption.

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