The re-recorded versions of Taylor Swift’s albums were a long time coming, and Fearless was the first to come our way. The new version of the album easily soared to the top of the Billboard 200 chart and set several major records along the way.
With over 291,000 album-equivalent units earned during its first week on the chart, this album scored the biggest week of 2021 on the chart. By debuting at no. 1, it repeated the success of the original Fearless that soared to no. 1 in 2008 and spent 11 nonconsecutive weeks atop the chart.
Debuting at no. 1 with the biggest week of the year isn’t the only important achievement of Fearless (Taylor’s Version). This is the first country album by a female artist in history to top the Billboard 200 and have the biggest weekly streams. Swift also became the first female artist to have three different albums top the chart in less than a year.
Swift announced her decision to re-record her first six studio albums following the dispute regarding ownership of her masters. Fearless (Taylor’s Version) was released on April 9th, and it features a total of 26 tracks, including six previously unreleased songs “from the vault”.