Taylor Swift’s 1989 (Taylor’s Version) reportedly debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 this week, making it her biggest debut to date. The album, which was released on October 27, is the singer’s 13th number one album on the Billboard chart.
This year’s album sales surpassed the previous record, which was set with the release of the original version in 2014.
1989 (Taylor’s Version) also had the biggest debut of any album, as per Billboard. This was determined based on unit sales, since Adele’s 25 in 2015. Taylor’s full-length studio albums and re-recorded projects have all hit number one, from 2008’s Fearless to 2023’s 1989 (Taylor’s Version).
Taylor posted on Instagram last week, following the release of the re-recorded album, “I was born in 1989, reinvented for the first time in 2014, and a part of me was reclaimed in 2023 with the re-release of this album I love so dearly. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the magic you would sprinkle on my life for so long.”
She added, “This moment is a reflection of the woods we’ve wandered through and all this love between us still glowing in the darkest dark. I present to you, with gratitude and wild wonder, my version of 1989. It’s been waiting for you. Taylor.”
“To be perfectly honest, this is my most FAVORITE re-record I’ve ever done because the 5 From the Vault tracks are so insane. I can’t believe they were ever left behind. But not for long!” Taylor stated. “The 1989 album changed my life in countless ways.”
Taylor’s new accomplishment comes amid rumors that she is dating Travis Kelce. However, neither Taylor nor Travis confirmed the speculation.