Taylor Swift has taken out her eighth number one on the ARIA albums chart as she debuts in the top spot this week with Fearless (Taylor’s Version).
Taylor Swift has taken out her eighth number one on the ARIA albums chart as she debuts in the top spot this week with Fearless (Taylor’s Version). Swift’s eighth number one albums now places her second for the record for most ARIA topping albums by a female solo artist, sitting behind Madonna, who has eleven. She also now sits one release behind the record for the most consecutive number one studio albums with Eminem having nine.
The album is Swift’s third #1 album in Australia after folklore in August 2020 and evermore in December 2020. This makes her the first artist to have three different albums top the ARIA charts in a twelve-month period. The 17 weeks between evermore first hitting top spot and the debut by Fearless (Taylor’s Version) also breaks the record for least amount of weeks between different number one albums that Swift previously set with the 20 weeks between folklore and evermore.
Swift first announced her intention to re-record her first six albums – released between 2006 and 2017 – in 2019 in an attempt to own the masters to her original music amid her ongoing battle with Scooter Braun. She began re-recording her back catalogue last November.
The 27-track album, Fearless (Taylor’s Version) was released on April 9. It features six previously never before released songs including a previously unheard collaboration with Maren Morris called You All Over Me. The album also features American singer-songwriter, Colbie Caillat and two songs she recorded with former tour mate, Keith Urban.
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The updated lead single, Love Story (Taylor’s Version) was unveiled on February 11, and has re-entered the ARIA singles charts at number 36. Also on the charts is Mr. Perfectly Fine (Taylor’s Version), which debuted at number 19 this week just ahead of Forever & Always (Taylor’s Version) at number 45.
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