Taylor Swift Ends Her Record-Breaking Year Atop the Billboard 200 Chart

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)

2023 has truly been a record-breaking year for Taylor Swift, and it’s only fitting for her to finish it on top! The final Billboard 200 chart of 2023 is in, and the Grammy-winning singer soared back to the top with her album 1989 (Taylor’s Version) to finish the year at No. 1.

1989 (Taylor’s Version) returned to No. 1 for the fourth non-consecutive week with 136,000 equivalent album units earned. It’s the re-recording of Swift’s seminal album 1989, and she promoted its release with a new single “Is It Over Now?”, which soared to No. 1 after fans gave it a major push.

1989 (Taylor’s Version) dethroned Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday 2 to spend the last week of the year at No. 1. It’s not Swift’s only former No. 1 to make it to the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart this week, since it was joined by Midnights at No. 3 and Lover at No. 7.

This marks the 67th week Swift spent atop the Billboard 200 across all 13 of her chart-topping releases, and this number is quite historic. She’s just one week away from becoming a soloist with most weeks at No. 1, after equaling Elvis Presley. The all-time record will be much harder to achieve, and it’s held by The Beatles with 132 weeks atop the US Billboard 200 chart.