Taylor Swift Has 7 Albums in the Top 40 of the Billboard 200 Chart for the First Time in Her Career
Since 1963, the feat has happened just twice, by two different acts.
For the first time in her career, Taylor Swift has seven albums in the top 40 at the same time on the Billboard 200 chart (dated April 1).
Since the Billboard 200 was combined from its previously separate mono and stereo LP charts into one all-encompassing list in August 1963, Swift is only the second act — and first living artist — to have at least seven albums concurrently in the top 40. Previously, the feat was achieved only once in that span, after the death of Whitney Houston, when the late superstar also had seven in the top 40 on the chart dated March 17, 2012.
In the top 40 of the April 1-dated Billboard 200 chart, Swift holds the following titles:
- No. 3 – Midnights
- No. 13 – Lover
- No. 14 – Folklore
- No. 19 – 1989
- No. 22 – Red (Taylor’s Version)
- No. 26 – Reputation
- No. 31 – Evermore
For good measure, Swift has two further albums on the April 1 chart: Fearless (Taylor’s Version) at No. 52, and Speak Now, at No. 69.
The Swift domination on the latest chart, which reflects the tracking week of March 17-23, coincides with the launch of her massive The Eras Tour on March 17 in Glendale, Ariz. The stadium tour is promoted as a career-spanning retrospective. On opening night, Swift played more than three hours, and the show’s setlist contained more than 40 songs.
As previously reported, Midnights, released in October 2022, jumps 6-3 on the Billboard 200 with 61,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending March 23 (up 31%), according to Luminate.
Earlier in 2023, Swift had 10 concurrently charting albums on the Billboard 200 for the first time – a rarity in the list’s lengthy history.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units, compiled by Luminate. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new April 1, 2023-dated chart will be posted in full on Billboard‘s website on March 28. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.