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Billboard battle – Can Taylor Swift dethrone Elvis Presley as top solo artist with her 1989 (Taylor's Version) album?

Last week, Nicki Minaj ruled the Billboard 200 Chart with her Pink Friday 2 album, and became the first female rapper since 2020 to top the spot

Billboard battle –  Can Taylor Swift dethrone Elvis Presley as top solo artist with her 1989 (Taylor's Version) album?

Taylor Swift, Elvis Presley

Last Updated: 11.41 AM, Dec 25, 2023


Soon after dropping her album Pink Friday 2, rapper Nicki Minaj instantly became a hit and topped the Billboard 200 Chart last week. Pink Friday 2 the successor of her 2010 album Pink Friday, which marked a significant chapter in Minaj's musical evolution, bridging the gap between her early stardom and her current reign as a rap veteran.

Nicki Minaj's success with Pink Friday 2

While Taylor Swift's Eras Tour dominated the year, shattering records with its financial success and propelling her to billionaire heights, it was Nicki Minaj who unexpectedly snatched the top spot at Billboard 200 Chart. This unexpected twist, despite Swift's undeniable achievements, raises intriguing questions about the metrics of success and the potential for even established stars to be surpassed.

However, Swift has finally returned to the top position again, leaving behind Nicki Minaj at the second position. The 1989 (Taylor's Version) album has already been number one four times, but this time it's extra special because it's the week before Christmas. People are choosing her records as gifts, especially the fancy vinyl versions, which is why it's back in the number one spot.

Can Taylor dethrone Elvis?

This 1989 (Taylor's Version) is doing so well that Taylor has been ruling the chart for sixty-seven weeks now. This feat was only achieved by Elvis Presley till now as a solo artist. If her album stays at number one next week as well, she will beat Elvis and be the single artist with the most number one weeks ever!

Taylor Swift topping the chart
Taylor Swift topping the chart

Taylor Swift's 1989 album was the hottest album this week, selling over eighty-five thousand copies. The song ‘Midnights’ came in second with thirty-eight thousand sales, followed by Lover with twenty-seven thousand. Even her older albums like Folklore and Speak Now (Taylor's Version) did great, selling twenty-three thousand and twenty-five thousand copies, respectively.

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