Taylor Swift Is Prevented By Olivia Rodrigo From Recording Highs On The Billboard Charts

Right now, Taylor Swift's albums—not just her most recent one—are selling incredibly well. With a string of hit songs that are being snapped up by the thousands, the singer-songwriter is at the top of several of Billboard's purchase-only rankings. 

This week, the superstar was about to make history on two lists when a fellow musician intervened and prevented her.

Swift almost completely fills the top five on the Vinyl Albums and Top Album Sales charts. She is denied the opportunity to do so—and create history once more—by a single annoying spot on both tallies.

Olivia Rodrigo, whose title has been out for a few months and is selling really well this holiday season, ends her reign on the two lists.

Remarkably, the top five on the Vinyl Albums and Top Album Sales charts are identical. That implies that a sizable percentage of all album sales in the United States last week were on vinyl.

This week, Swift is ranked No. 1 through No. 4 on the two Billboard charts. 

With her most recent release, 1989 (Taylor's Version), she reigns once more. Midnights (No. 2), Lover (No. 3), and Speak Now (Taylor's Version) (No. 4) swiftly follow that re-recording.

Guts, Rodrigo's sophomore album, is now ranked No. 5 on both charts, a minor improvement over last week's position. Swift's other collection Folklore falls marginally to No. 6, but she still nearly made it into the top five. Had things gone a little differently, she would have had complete control over the region.

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