Taylor Swift's 1989 (Taylor's Version) now top-selling album of 2023

Taylor Swift’s 1989 (Taylor’s Version) surpasses Midnights to become top-selling studio album of 2023

Taylor Swift is proving once again why she’s a pop superstar.

The singer-songwriter, 33, now has the distinction of having the top-selling album of 2023, and it only took five days for her to top herself.

In what’s her fourth re-recording of her early records, 1989 (Taylor’s Version) has sold more than one million copies in the U.S. since it dropped on October 27, according to Luminate, as reported by Billboard.

The updated version of 1989 surpassed Midnights, which has sold more than 778,000 units in 2023 through October 26.

Pulling off the trifecta for 2023, Swift also the third top-selling album with the re-recording, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), with some 742,000 sold since its release in July.

Tops; Taylor Swift, 33, now has the top three selling albums of 2023 as 1989 (Taylor’s Version) shoots to the top of the list with one million units sold since its release on October 27

With the success of 1989 (Taylor’s Version), which Swift has called her ‘most FAVORITE re-record’, she has now sold at least a million copies of an album in a single week in the U.S six times.

The other five releases to reach the million milestone include Midnights (2022), Reputation (2017), the original 1989 (2014), Red (2012) and Speak Now (2010). 

1989 (Taylor’s Version) already owns 2023’s biggest sales week, beating out the opening frame of Swift’s Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), which launched with 507,000 sold in the week ending July 13.

The new re-recording also has the biggest sales week for any album since the debut of Swift’s Midnights, with 1.14 million sold in the week ending October 27, 2022. 

The 21 song streaming edition of 1989 (Taylor’s Version) has generated over 307 million on-demand official streams as a whole in its first five days of release. That marks the biggest streaming week for any of Swift’s four re-recorded albums. 

The sales of 1989 (Taylor’s Version) are enhanced by its availability in 15 collectible physical formats: five color vinyl variants, eight CD editions and two cassette editions.

The album is also available in two digital download editions: a standard 21-song version and a deluxe 22-song version, which includes a re-recorded version of the album’s Bad Blood, featuring Lamar.

Her biggest streaming week for any of her albums is Midnights, with 549.26 million clicks since its release October 21, 2022.

No.1 for 2023: 1989 (Taylor’s Version) now has the distinction of being the top selling album of 2023, which was accomplished just five days after its release

Her fav: The pop superstar has called 1989 (Taylor’s Version) ‘my most FAVORITE re-record I’ve ever done because the 5 From The Vault tracks are so insane’

On a mission: Now that 1989 (Taylor’s Version) has dropped, Swift has just two more re-recordings to go to cap off her mission of owning all of her own music

Sweet 13: If 1989 (Taylor’s Version) debuts atop the Billboard 200, it will mark Swift’s 13th number one album, extending her record for the most among women

If 1989 (Taylor’s Version) debuts atop the Billboard 200, it will mark Swift’s 13th number one album, extending her record for the most among women. 

To date the West Reading, Pennsylvania native has released 10 studio albums since 2006, and four re-recordings, which is part of her mission to completely own her own music.

The original recordings of her first six albums were owned by a record label, which is often the case for most musical artists. They were eventually sold to a private equity firm, that Swift publicly opposed, according to WCNC.

Now that 1989 (Taylor’s Version) has dropped, Swift has two albums left to re-record: her debut self-titled album and Reputation, before completely owning all of her music.

Having sold over 200 million records globally, Swift is one of the best-selling musicians, and the first billionaire with music as the primary source of income.

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