Taylor Swift continues to make waves in the music industry in 2023 with her re-recorded albums, solidifying her status as a powerhouse. According to Billboard, Swift has achieved an impressive feat by claiming the top three bestselling albums of the year in the United States.
As of November 2, her newest release, "1989 (Taylor's Version)," had already sold an astounding 1.1 million copies in the U.S. This remarkable sales figure was achieved in just the first six days of the album's availability. While complete first-week sales figures have yet to be published by Billboard, the early numbers already highlight Swift's incredible success.
This new release has surpassed Swift's own album "Midnights," which previously held the title of the bestselling album of 2023. "Midnights," released in late 2022, had sold 778,000 copies up until the day before "1989 (Taylor's Version)" was released.
In addition to "1989 (Taylor's Version)," Swift also claims the third bestselling album of 2023 with "Speak Now (Taylor's Version)." By the end of October, this re-recording had sold 742,000 copies.
It's important to note that these figures represent pure album sales, and the rankings may differ when considering streaming consumption activity. Nevertheless, Swift's achievement in actual album sales is undeniable. Her trio of titles is sure to rank among the most popular albums of 2023, regardless of how the numbers are reported.
"1989 (Taylor's Version)" has also become a power seller across all formats, breaking records in vinyl sales. By November 2, the album had already sold an astonishing 580,000 copies on vinyl, achieving the largest sales week ever for the format.
With "1989 (Taylor's Version)," Swift is on track to secure the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200. The album is expected to open with well over one million copies moved, and even higher when including streaming equivalents. This will mark her thirteenth chart-topping release on the Billboard 200.
Overall, Taylor Swift's re-recorded albums have been met with immense success, both in terms of album sales and across different formats. Her dominance in the music industry in 2023 is evident, solidifying her status as a powerhouse.