Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Ties ‘Fearless’ Album For Longest No.1 Reign

'1989' ties 'fearless' for 11 weeks on billboard 200

Although “Shake It Off” didn’t win any Grammys this year, we have high hopes for ‘1989’ album on 2016 Grammy Awards. ‘1989’ album was released too late to be qualified for 2015 Grammy Awards. Grammy talks aside, ‘1989’ is still going strong on Billboard 200 chart. Billboard 200 chart is the premier music chart for music albums worldwide. And being on top of this chart means, that album is the best performing album in the world for that specific week.

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Album Reigns Billboard 200 on 15th Week

Since the release of the album, ‘1989’ has not budged below the second spot on Billboard 200 chart. Several new albums were introduced during this period and none of them were able to drop ‘1989’ below second spot.

After budging to the second spot last week, Taylor Swift’s Pop album is back on the top of the chart. This is the 11th week ‘1989’ spends on as the number 1 album since it’s release 15 weeks ago.

taylor swift '1989' ties 'fearless'

[Source: Billboard.com]

General album sales around the world is the cause for the album to reclaim it’s throne. According to World Music Awards, ‘1989’ had sold 120,000 copies around the world in the past week, only second to newly released album ‘Planet Seven’ by Sandaime J Soul Brothers (a Japanese music group).

However, new ‘Now That’s What I Call Music‘ Volume 53 has been released and is the highest ranking debut album at second spot on Billboard 200. It is hard to tell if this album could beat ‘1989’.

‘1989’ Ties ‘Fearless’ on 11 Weeks Spent on Top of Billboard 200

Looks like Taylor’s albums have started to compete with each other. Spending a staggering 11 weeks on number one place on Billboard 200 chart has only been accomplished by ‘Fearless’ album before.

Only four albums, since 2000, has claimed 10+ weeks on Billboard 200 chart. Frozen Soundtrack spent 13 weeks and Adele’s ’21’ spent 24 weeks on the top of the chart. Other than these two ‘1989’ and ‘Fearless’ are the other too albums spent 10+ weeks on top.

Could ‘Now 53’ album beat ‘1989’? Or will the release of the latest single “Style” keep ‘1989’ going strong at the top of Billboard 200?