Taylor Swift easily hit no. 1 when she dropped re-recorded version of her second studio album Fearless back in April, and she’s back at it again! Months after its release, this album returned to the top of the Billboard 200 chart, but how did it manage to snag the no. 1 spot again?
Fearless (Taylor’s Version) reached the top of the Billboard 200 for a second non-consecutive week with 152,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. Its return to the top of the charts was aided by the release of an exclusive signed CD and its vinyl version.
This isn’t Swift’s first album to come back to no. 1 following its vinyl release. The same happened with the singer’s ninth studio album Evermore, which returned to the top of the Billboard 200 chart back in June following its vinyl release. It also set the record as the best-selling vinyl record in the modern era, since the introduction of MRC Data.
Swift could return to no. 1 again next month since her next re-recorded album is just around the corner. Red (Taylor’s Version) will be released on November 12th, and it will feature collaborations with Phoebe Bridgers, Chris Stapleton, and Ed Sheeran on the album’s “From the Vault” tracks.