Fearless (Taylor’s Version) earns Taylor her eight ARIA chart topper and third #1 album in Australia. Folklore and evermore were the first and second, respectively. Taylor has now shortened the record from 20 weeks to 17 weeks between #1 albums, beating her own record with evermore and folklore! She’s the first artist to top the ARIA chart three times in one year. You can read more about the charts below.
American superstar Taylor Swift takes out her eighth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart as she debuts in the top spot this week with Fearless (Taylor’s Version). The album is a re-recording of Swift’s second album, Fearless (#2 Mar. ’09) and is the first of six re-recorded albums Swift plans to release, in response to the master recordings of her back catalogue being sold.
It becomes Swift’s third #1 album in Australia in the last year after folklore (#1 Aug. ’20) and evermore (#1 Dec.’20) and makes her the first artist to have three different albums top the ARIA Charts in a twelve-month period. The 17 weeks between evermore first hitting #1 and the debut by Fearless (Taylor’s Version) breaks the record for least number of weeks between different #1 albums that Swift previously set with the 20 weeks between her last two albums.
Swift’s eight #1 albums now places her second for the record for most ARIA #1 albums by a female solo artist, sitting behind Madonna, who has eleven. She also now sits one release behind Eminem for consecutive #1 studio albums, who has nine.