Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) by TAYLOR SWIFT has created history. Swift becomes the first woman to have four albums simultaneously in the Top 10 since the Billboard 200 combined mono and stereo album rankings into one in August 1963, according to Billboard.
The album also debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 albums list, with the biggest week for any album this year.
The re-recorded Speak Now which is Taylor Swift‘s 12th Number One album, breaks another milestone: she has eclipsed Barbra Streisand’s record for the most Number One albums among women.
Swift’s Midnights is at number five, Lover is at number seven, and Folklore is at number ten, making her the first living artist to have four albums in the Top 10 at the same time since Herb Alpert in April 1966. In May 2016, Prince achieved the same feat posthumously.
According to Luminate, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) sold 716,000 album-equivalent units in the United States for the week ending July 13 (507,000 from traditional album sales). It surpasses Morgan Wallen’s One Thing at a Time, which previously held the 2023 record for greatest week debut with 501,000 units on March 9.
Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) follows her re-recordings of Red and Fearless, both of which debuted at No. 1 in 2021. Red (Taylor’s Version) earned 605,000, while Fearless (Taylor’s Version) earned 291,000.
To add to all of Swift’s high chart figures, the re-recording of Speak Now not only signals the biggest week for any album in 2023, but it’s also the biggest week since Taylor Swift released Midnights. However last year, that record sold 1.58 million copies in its first week.