The Taylor’s Version of the LP, the latest in a series of re-recordings to be offered from the singer, first arrived in April and went straight to number one in the US at the time.
Fearless (Taylor’s Version) has leaped from number 157 on the Billboard 200 to number one on the latest chart (dated October 16), having accrued 152,000 equivalent album units in the US in the week ending October 7 – up by 1,931% from the previous week (via Billboard).
This is due in part to the release on October 1 of a signed CD – which was only available on Swift’s webstore – and the vinyl LP of the project.
Only 6,000 of the record’s aforementioned 152,000 equivalent album units were down to streaming, with physical album sales accounting for 146,000 units – up 15,807%.
Fans won’t have to wait long for the next edition of Taylor’s Version. Red (Taylor’s Version) is out November 19. Last month, Swift released a brand new version of “Wildest Dreams.” Taylor took to Twitter to surprise fans with the announcement. She wrote, “Hi! Saw you guys got Wildest Dreams trending on tiktok, thought you should have my version.”
Though Taylor is new to TikTok, her presence on the app has been massive since she first joined. Last month,Swift created a TikTok account and posted her first-ever video. To the tune of UK rapper Dave’s “Screwface Capital” and its line “My outstanding payments swift like Taylor,” Taylor cycled through aesthetics based on her most recent releases–folklore, evermore, Fearless (Taylor’s Version), and Red (Taylor’s Version), which she announced during the video.
Earlier last month, Swift shared a teaser on social media with a series of jumbled letters emerging from an animated fault that confirmed Phoebe Bridgers and Chris Stapleton as collaborators on her upcoming re-recorded version of Red. The singer-songwriter previously announced that Ed Sheeran would also be a guest on the album.