Taylor Swift has fulfilled all the predictions and is killing it with ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’. Her struggle to own her music is leading her to re-record her first six albums, as she already did with ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ or ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’. And this time it was the turn of her most successful album to date: ‘1989’.
After selling a ton in the United States in its first week, achieving the biggest debut of her career and surpassing the first week of sales of the original album, Taylor Swift has repeated the feat in Spain. It debuts at number 1 and does so with the Gold Record certification, something unusual that also makes it her best-selling album in the first week. In perspective with important recent releases, both Aitana with ‘alpha’ and Bad Bunny with ‘nobody knows what’s going to happen tomorrow’ needed two weeks for certification.
This is the artist’s third consecutive album to rank at No. 1 on the official sales list and the fourth in total, added to ‘Lover’ (2019), ‘Midnights’ (2022) and ‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) ‘ (2023). In the rest of the world it has also reached number 1 in countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Germany, France and even Italy, where it has relegated Laura Pausini to second position.
Although she can’t beat Taylor Swift here either, Laura Pausini and her ‘Almas Paralelas’ settle for a quite satisfactory top 5. They do so below ‘Lugar Paraíso’ by Nil Moliner, which goes straight to fourth position with an album in which he invites Álvaro de Luna, Dani Fernández or Marlena.
Just shy of the top 10 is Sidonie with ‘Marc, Axel y Jes’, the group’s pop album that comes in at number 11. She is followed by Lorena Gómez and her ‘Me Vuelvo A La Vida’ at number 14, Abhir Hathi with ‘Brown Boy’ in position 17 thanks to the good debut of his collaboration with Quevedo, and Jay Wheeler and his ‘Trappii’ almost closing the top 20 in position 18.
The entries continue with Miss Caffeina and her album ‘Shanghái Baby’ in position 24, Chayane with ‘Bailemos Otra Vez’ in position 26 and María José Llergo’s new album, ‘Ultrabelleza’, in position 31. As for to the rest of the works that debut in the top 50, ‘El Regreso del Perro Andaluz’ by Albertucho at 37, ‘Que Adoren Tus Huesos’ by Niña Polaca at 39 and Nirvana with the 30th anniversary edition of ‘In Utero’.
Already out of the fifty best-selling albums of the week we find Duran Duran with their new project, ‘Danse Macabre’, in which musically similarities can be found with Måneskin or The Darkness. The album debuts at position 56. Below, Seventeen and their ‘Seventeenth Heaven Caret’ at 62, Simple Minds with the live version of ‘New Gold Dream’ at 73, Black Pumas and their ‘Chronicles of a Diamond’ at number 79, and Prince with ‘Diamonds and Pearls’ at number 91.
Closing the list we find Barbra Streisand with ‘Evergreens Celebratin Six Decade’ right in position 97, Siloé at 99 with ‘Santa Trinidad’ and, in last place, Mercedes Cañas with her album ‘Que Entren En Mi Cabeza’.