Taylor Swift Hits No. 1 and Breaks Records with “Fearless” Re-Recording

Taylor Swift at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in 2019
Taylor Swift at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in 2019. Photo by Frank Micelotta/Fox/Picturegroup/REX/Shutterstock (10156351if)

Taylor Swift is no stranger to topping the charts and breaking records, and she did it once again with the re-recorded version of her album Fearless. In addition to soaring to the top of the Billboard 200 chart, this album set several major records along the way.

With 291,000 album-equivalent earned in its first week, Fearless (Taylor’s Version) had no trouble hitting no. 1 atop the Billboard 200, but that’s not its only achievement. This album also had the biggest week of 2021 and the biggest weekly streams for a country album by a woman.

Its triumph on the Billboard 200 doesn’t end there. Even more impressively, this is the first re-recorded album to ever hit no. 1. Its success also transformed Swift into the first female artist to have three different albums top the chart in less than a year, following Folklore and Evermore.

Fearless (Taylor’s Version) was released April 9th, as Swift’s first re-recorded album following the dispute regarding the ownership of her master recordings. In addition to featuring new versions of all the songs from the platinum edition of Fearless, it also included six previously unheard songs.