Singer Taylor Swift has broken yet another record!
The “I Bet You Think About Me” singer has now become the female artist with the most weeks spent in the number one spot on the Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
Swift’s albums have now spent 99 weeks in the number one spot, beating country artist Shania Twain and her previous record of 97 weeks.
On Thursday, Twain revealed that she had no hard feelings about Swift’s latest achievement, saying, “records are meant to be made and then broken.”
Shania Twain Congratulates Taylor Swift For Beating Her Record!
Let’s Go Girls!!!! Proud of you @taylorswift13. Historical records are meant to be made and then broken. The baton is meant to be passed on to new generations. Unstoppable young female country artists are 🔥 inspite of the hurdles ✊ #trailblazers https://t.co/SZORYzSay6
— Shania Twain 💎 (@ShaniaTwain) January 6, 2022
Twain offered her congratulations to Swift on Twitter, writing, “Let’s Go Girls!!!! Proud of you @taylorswift13. Historical records are meant to be made and then broken.”
“The baton is meant to be passed on to new generations,” she added. “Unstoppable young female country artists are [fire emoji] in spite of the hurdles #trailblazers.”
Fans absolutely loved to see two strong female singers supporting one another!
“You are both such class acts,” one fan wrote. “I cannot even. Also, love you both.”
“My two Queens!” another fan commented. “That’s so sweet.”
“Queen supporting queen,” another fan added.
“That is class right there,” another wrote.
“Thank you for being supportive unlike some people who’ll get mad and choose to shade artists who breaks their record,” another wrote. “We love you queen!”
However, Swift still has a ways to go to become the number one country artist chart-topper!
Swift Still Lags Behind Garths Brooks, Willie Nelson, And More!
Although the “willow” singer is the number one female artist on the country charts, she still falls a bit behind other male artists in the industry.
Country singer Garth Brooks set a seemingly untouchable record with 169 weeks in the number one spot on the country album charts. He is closely followed by Alabama at 125 weeks, and Willie Nelson is still just a little bit ahead of Swift with 106 weeks.
Billboard broke down the details of Swift’s rise to fame, starting with the release of her self-titled debut album in 2006. She became an instant sensation with hits like “Tim McGraw” and “Picture to Burn.” The album ultimately spent 24 weeks in the number one spot.
Her second album, “Fearless,” which was released in 2008, spent 35 weeks on the country album charts. The album featured hits like “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me.” Swift’s EP “Beautiful Eyes,” which also dropped in 2008, also spent a week in the number one spot.
She released “Speak Now” in 2010, which spent 13 weeks in the number one spot. The album featured hits like “Mine” and “Back to December.”
She followed it up with “Red” in 2012, which spent 16 weeks in the number one spot. This album featured hits like “22,” “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.”
Swift released her first official pop album “1989” in 2014 and followed it up with 2017’s “Reputation.” In 2019, she released “Lover,” and the prolific artist followed it up with “Folklore” and “Evermore” the following year, rounding out her nine studio albums.
Although her new indie and chamber pop style strayed from her country roots, Swift returned to the country albums chart in 2021 when she released “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” and “Red (Taylor’s Version).” The re-recording of “Fearless” only spent three weeks at the top of the charts, while “Red” has spent seven weeks at the top of the charts so far.
And that’s not the only record “Red (Taylor’s Version)” has broken!
Swift Cooks Don McLean’s American Pie!
*FERAL SCREECH* https://t.co/YYhcecLUfm
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 22, 2021
As The Blast previously reported, the “cardigan” singer broke Don McLean’s record as “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)(Taylor’s Version)” replaced “American Pie” as the longest song on the top of the charts.
In 1971, the 8-minute and 42-second song hit Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and set the record for the longest song to hold the title in 1972.
At least, it was until Swift came along, and made her 10-minute and 13-second version of “All Too Well” the longest number one hit in history.
“There is something to be said for a great song that has staying power,” said McLean.
He continued, “‘American Pie’ remained on top for 50 years and now Taylor Swift has unseated such a historic piece of artistry. Let’s face it, nobody ever wants to lose that #1 spot, but if I had to lose it to somebody, I sure am glad it was another great singer/songwriter such as Taylor.”
Swift tweeted out “FERAL SCREECH” when Billboard announced the news.
“I’m so proud of this song and the memories I have with you guys because of it,” Swift added. “You truly chose this one and now you did THIS?! I’m floored. A ten-minute song is at the top of the Hot 100.”
She also sent a big “THANK YOU to the team that made All Too Well (the 10 min): The ultimate craftsman of songs that sound epic @jackantonoff, bad a– @Sharp_Stick, @rowedizzle, and @lizrose06! Love you all.”