Taylor Swift Ends the Year at No. 1 With “1989 (Taylor’s Version)”

Taylor Swift at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards
Taylor Swift at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo by Jeremy Smith/imageSPACE/Shutterstock (13330473du)

Taylor Swift set countless records throughout 2023, and it’s only fitting she’s ending the year at No. 1! The Grammy winner’s re-recording of 1989 (Taylor’s Version) hit No. 1 for its fourth non-consecutive week, becoming the final album of the year to top the Billboard 200 chart.

1989 (Taylor’s Version) earned the top spot with 136,000 equivalent album units during its fourth week on the chart, joining her former No. 1 albums Midnights and Lover in the top ten. Nicki Minaj was right behind with Minaj’s Pink Friday 2, which earned 100,000 equivalent album units during its second week.

This marks Swift’s 67th week at No. 1 across all 13 of her chart-topping releases, and this number is quite impressive. She ties Elvis Presley for the most weeks at No. 1 among solo artists since Billboard 200 started regularly publishing their weekly chart in 1956. The all-time record is still held by The Beatles, who spent 132 weeks at No. 1 in the United States.

The rest of the Billboard 200 chart this week is mostly occupied by the holiday albums. Michael Bublé’s former No. 1 Christmas took the No. 4 spot with 70,000 units, along with Nat King Cole’s The Christmas Song at No. 8 and Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas at No. 10.