Taylor Swift breaks Beatles record

Taylor Swift’s “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” breaks the record for three fastest consecutive number 1 records in the UK charts. Within 259 days, first “Folklore” (July 31, 2020), then “Evermore” (December 18) and now with “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)”, released last Friday, the third album raced to the top of the charts.

Taylor Swift beats the Beatles’ record by 105 days

The singer broke the previous record of the Beatles by far. In 1965 and 1966 they had three number one albums in a row within 364 days: “Help!”, “Rubber Soul” and “Revolver”.

“Fearless”: New recording for artistic autonomy

“Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” is Swift’s first newly recorded album from her back catalog – the singer announced that she would re-record her complete oeuvre. The original version of “Fearless” was released in 2008.

In an Instagram post on February 11, the musician explains that her label had a major influence on her artistic decisions at the time. Above all, she sees the new recordings of the old albums as an opportunity to emancipate herself one step further with her own concepts as an artist.

Third most successful artist in the UK

Taylor Swift is also currently the third most successful artist in the UK. With her seven number one albums she holds the record after Madonna (12) and Kylie Minogue (8).