Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ Is No. 1: How Many Of Her Other Albums Have Reached the Top of the Charts?
Taylor Swift‘s latest album, Lover, is a huge one for her. It continues many incredible traditions: Debuting at No. 1, and rising up the charts with many singles that fans just can’t get enough of. It’s also the first that the singer-songwriter has owned outright.
Despite its incredible success, Lover still isn’t even Swift’s most popular album just yet. Here’s a look at her previous records that have hit this particular benchmark, amongst many others.
After a period of time in which she stopped speaking to the press, Swift snapped back with her second pop album, Reputation. She led with the campy yet snappy “Look What You Made Me Do,” followed by singles “…Ready For It?,” “Gorgeous,” “Call It What You Want,” “End Game,” “New Year’s Day,” and “Delicate.”
In addition to its darker tone, Reputation marked other firsts for Swift. In the first week, the album sold 1.238 million units, bigger than any of her other debuts.
As is common knowledge, Swift broke out as a country star. But her album Red saw many begin to view her as more of a pop star. Swift decided to make the change official, and 1989 was her first declarative pop album. It featured numerous hit singles, including “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space,” and “Bad Blood,” all of which reached No. 1 status themselves.
The album brought Swift her second Billboard Woman of the Year nod, as well as three Grammy Awards. Additionally, she sold 1.287 million copies in the first week.
Red was Swift’s first album to begin to show off her pop side, with singles like “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” “22,” and “I Knew You Were Trouble,” which all had very strong pop vibes and veered away from her traditional country roots. Still, other singles, like “Begin Again” and the title track, “Red,” were in line with her country image.
The album spent seven nonconsecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 chart. Red sold 1.208 million copies in its first week alone.
‘Speak Now’ (2010)
Swift kicked off the decade with Speak Now. The album featured the singles “Mine,” “Back to December,” and “Mean.” Speak Now was her second chart-topping album, and sold a little over 1 million copies in its first week.
The album that kicked things off for Swift was Fearless. This album earned her Grammys for Album of the Year and Best Country Album. Singles included “Love Story,” “You Belong With Me,” “Fifteen,” and the title track, as well as the Grammy-winning “White Horse.”
Which album didn’t make the cut?
The only one of Swift’s album that didn’t make it to the coveted No. 1 spot was her first, which was self-titled. Taylor Swift was released in 2006 and featured singles “Tim McGraw,” “Teardrops on My Guitar,” “Our Song,” “Picture to Burn,” and”Should’ve Said No.”
Despite hitting its peak at No. 5, Taylor Swift was still a very successful album, earning her numerous accolades. She was also nominated for Best New Artist at the 2008 Grammys. Additionally, this is the album that made Swift a star.