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Taylor Swift breaks a record previously held by Elvis Presley

Taylor Swift has surpassed a record in the United States previously held by Elvis Presley. Billboard reports that Swift officially has, and since December 31, 68 weeks occupied at number 1 on the United States album chart, throughout her career, compared to Presley’s 67 weeks. Swift would still have some time left to reach the Beatles’ figure, which totals 132 weeks.

Swift has surpassed Presley’s record thanks to the fact that, in the last week of 2023, ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ has returned to number 1 on the album chart known as the Billboard 200, adding five weeks at the top. This is officially the first number 1 album of 2024 in the United States (the re-recorded version of ‘1989’ has also been number 1 in Spain).

Swift has spent 68 weeks at number 1 on the Billboard 200 with 13 of her 14 studio albums, the same ones that have reached the first position on the list and have led the singer to be the first artist to position 13 albums on the chart. number 1 in the United States consecutively. Only Swift’s first album, published in 2006, did not reach number 1, since it did not go beyond fifth place. Elvis’s 67 Weeks covers her entire discography between the years 1956 and 2002.

Swift’s commercial successes have continued especially thanks to her re-recorded album project. This summer, Swift has become the woman with the most number 1 albums in the United States, the 13 we mentioned in the previous paragraph. Swift has thus surpassed a record previously obtained by Barbra Streisand. Swift is currently the third artist with the most number 1 albums in the United States, surpassed only by the Beatles, with 19 albums, and Jay-Z, with 14.

On the other hand, The Eras Tour is officially the highest-grossing tour in history. The Eras Tour arrives in Spain next May.

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