Her re-recorded album Fearless (Taylor’s version) debuted at number one with 21,145 sales. The official charts agency confirmed that Taylor Swift set a new record for the fastest number three transition by scoring the 1st chart-topping album in just 259 days (after Folkore on July 31 and Evermore on December 18). She is also a solo artist to do so under 12 months old.
The record was previously held by the famous band Beatles for 54 years. The band took the help of a church-top trio on 364 days between 1965 and 1966, with Rubber Souls and Revolver.
She now has the number seven-album on this side of the Atlantic, but this latest one will carry a special significance, as the re-recording of her old content after a high-profile was part of his attempt to regain control of her music.
Fearless (Taylor’s Edition) surpassed the 5th episode of the original released in 2006. The entry now ranks third among female artists, with the most chart-topping albums behind Madonna (12) and Kylie Minogue (eight).
This year 2021 has been record-breaking for Swift so far after becoming the first female artist to win a three-time bar album at Grammys.
Taylor Swift also influenced single charts, including tracks from Fearless (Taylor’s version). Previously unchanged track Mr. Perfectly Fine charted No. 30 (15,659 sales) is charted. It joined Love Story (Taylor’s version) which returned to No. 45 (10,984 sales) and You Belong With Me (Taylor’s version), a remake of the track that reached its peak at No. 30 when it was its first Top 40 hit. October 2009 (No. 52, 9,650 sales).
According to Music Week chart analysis, the original version of Fearless still recorded its own 595 chart sales last week, taking its lifetime tally to 647,759.