Taylor Swift charts 5 top 10 albums, a first for living artists

Taylor Swift has achieved yet another record-breaking feat on the Billboard charts, joining the ranks of only one other artist who has accomplished this before. This week, Swift claims an impressive five spots within the top 10 on the Billboard 200, which ranks the most-consumed albums in the United States.

According to Billboard, Swift is the first living artist to dominate the top 10 on the Billboard 200 in this manner. The only other artist to achieve this was Prince, who filled five spaces inside the highest tier on the chart following his death as fans rushed to support the late musician.

Swift's latest release, 1989 (Taylor's Version), has returned to the number one spot on the Billboard 200 this week, moving over 140,000 equivalent units. This marks the album's third nonconsecutive week at the summit of the chart. Her 2022 album Midnights, which contains all original material, also sees a boost, reaching number three. Additionally, Swift's album Folklore climbs to number five, making it a total of three spots within the top five.

In the lower half of the top 10, Swift occupies two more spots with her albums Lover, moving up from number eight to number six, and Speak Now (Taylor's Version), jumping from number 17 to number 10. Speak Now initially debuted at number one.

Prince was the first artist to fill half of the top 10 spots on the Billboard 200 in May 2016. Sadly, he did not live to witness his success, but he still made history with albums like The Very Best of Prince, the Purple Rain soundtrack, The Hits/The B-Sides, Ultimate, and 1999.

Overall, Taylor Swift's achievement on the Billboard 200 demonstrates her continued success and dominance in the music industry. She joins Prince as one of the few artists to achieve this level of chart domination.


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