Taylor Swift makes history with ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ sales

She becomes only artist in history to release nine albums with sales of at least 500k in single week

Marking a full circle moment 13 years in the making, Taylor Swift releases Fearless (Taylor’s Version) today (Fri, April 9th). She proudly presents the definitive album version of her 2008 classic. The newly recorded edition includes 27 re-recorded songs, six of which are previously unreleased tracks – “You All Over Me (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)” [feat. Maren Morris], “Mr. Perfectly Fine (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)”, “That’s When (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)” [feat. Keith Urban] – all from (From The Vault).

With the arrival of Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Swift extends an unprecedented record, standing out as the only artist in history to release nine albums with sales of at least 500,000 copies in a single week [Fearless, Speak Now, RED, 1989, Reputation, Lover, Folklore, Evermore, and now, Fearless (Taylor’s Version)].

In February, “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” preceded Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and right out of the gate, it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart, marking her first ever Hot Country Songs No. 1. The momentum continued with the subsequent reveal of “You All Over Me (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault),” and “Mr. Perfectly Fine (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault).” Thus far, tracks from the album have already generated over 300 million streams and counting. The debut of “You All Over Me (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)” extends Swift’s hold as the female artist with the most charting Hot 100 hits of all time with 130 debut entries on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart. In addition, it marks her 25th Top 10 entry on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart and opened at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Digital Song Sales Chart, making it Swift’s record-extending 16th chart leader.

Fearless is the most awarded country album of all time taking home the “Album of the Year” honors at the GRAMMY Awards, as well as the Country Music Association Awards, and the Academy of Country Music Awards to name a few. Fearless eventually received a diamond certification from the RIAA. Upon garnering the 2010 GRAMMY, she became the “youngest artist to win ‘Album of the Year’.” Additionally, Swift recently became the first woman ever to win “Album of the Year” three times with folklore’s win at the 2021 GRAMMY Awards. She is one of only four performers in history to notch three wins in this prestigious category.

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Buddy Iahn
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