‘1989’, a re-recorded version of Taylor Swift‘s 2014 project, has become the United Kingdom’s fastest-selling album of 2023.


The 21-track ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’, released on October 27, sold over 184,000 copies, more than double the opening-week sales of the 2014 original.

The Official Charts Company, in a statement, said the project debuted at No. 1 on the Official Albums Chart with “184,000 chart units, more than double that of the original 1989’s opening-week sales of 90,000”.

“But that’s just the start. Taylor also claims the biggest opening week for any album this year.”


‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ is also said to be the only album released this year to go gold in a single week; and is Swift’s 11th UK number-one overall.

The album also broke the all-time record for the biggest first-week streams for an album on Amazon music history.

Swift has been re-recording her back catalogue so she can regain control of her masters.

The singer lost control of the master recordings of her first six albums when she left the Big Machine record label in 2019.


She has since released three new albums and two re-recorded albums: ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ on November 12, 2021, ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ on April 9, 2021, and ‘Speak Now’ on July 7.

Swift began professional songwriting at age 14. She signed with Big Machine Records as a country singer in 2005, where she released six studio albums.

She first released ‘1989’ under the label and it won ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’ at the 2016 Grammy Awards.

The project was also listed in all-time album rankings by Rolling Stone and Consequence.

Copyright 2024 TheCable. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from TheCable.

Follow us on twitter @Thecablestyle