Taylor Swift Dominates This Week’s Albums Chart In Every Way Imaginable

 Taylor Swift Dominates This Week’s Albums Chart In Every Way Imaginable

No matter how one looks at it, Taylor Swift is the queen of the Billboard 200 albums chart this time around, Billboard’s weekly ranking of the most-consumed full-lengths in the U.S. The singer-songwriter leads the way for the ninth time in her career with her latest release Fearless (Taylor’s Version), which easily claims the highest space on the tally.

Coming in at No. 1 is certainly one way to dominate the Billboard 200, but it isn’t the only manner in which Swift rules this frame.

The country/pop singer-songwriter occupies eight spaces on this week’s Billboard 200, the most among all artists this time around. Eight charting titles at once is also the second-best showing of all time among female acts, and it’s actually something Swift has managed before (earlier this year, no less). Only Whitney Houston claimed more real estate on the tally simultaneously, as 10 of her collections found their way to the list the week following her passing.

Behind Fearless (Taylor’s Version), just two other Swift albums find space inside the top 40, and coincidentally, they swap spots with one another. Up from No. 33 to No. 29 is Evermore, the Grammy winner’s most recent collection of entirely original material. Down from No. 29 to No. 33 is Folklore, which preceded Evermore by only a few months.

Lover and 1989 both fall from where they ranked last week, dipping to Nos. 74 and 89, respectively, while Reputation improves from No. 169 to No. 164.

Swift’s two lowest-charting albums, Red and Speak Now, both return to the Billboard 200 in the wake of all the attention being paid to her entire discography. Those sets, which led the charge when they first arrived, sit at Nos. 191 and 194, respectively, narrowly finding their way back to the tally.

Swift’s only full-length that isn’t present on the Billboard 200 this week is her self-titled debut, which doesn’t often return to the ranking.

Here is where all of Taylor Swift’s eight albums rank on this week’s Billboard 200.

No. 1 – Fearless (Taylor’s Version)

No. 29 – Evermore

No. 33 – Folklore

No. 74 – Lover

No. 89 – 1989

No. 164 – Reputation

No. 191 – Red

No. 194 – Speak Now