2020 was Taylor Swift’s year. And so was 2019, 2017, 2014, and 2009. Once again the pop-country queen has claimed the number one album of the year for a record-breaking fifth time.
Swift’s Folklore was the only album last year to sell more than a million copies, according to Entertainment Weekly. In fact, Lover was the only album to sell more than 1 million records in 2019, as well. All of Swift’s eight studio albums and her Christmas album have sold more than 1 million copies, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Swift has previously topped the yearly album sales charts four other times. She did it with Fearless in 2009, 1989 in 2014, Reputation in 2017, and Lover in 2019.
Swift also had a top 10 best selling album in Evermore, a record she dropped without promotion late in the year.
Taylor Swift Releases Deluxe Edition ‘Evermore’
Taylor Swift recently released the deluxe edition of Evermore that will feature bonus songs “It’s Time to Go” and “Right Where You Left Me.
The 31-year-old Swift hadn’t promoted the album at all so it came as a complete shock to fans. Especially considering she’s only released Folklore a few months before.
Swift has said that working on those albums last year was cathartic and helpful. She said she was struggling with isolation, boredom, and the stress of the coronavirus pandemic, she said her work was a “flotation device.”
“It’s an album that allows you to feel your feelings and it’s a product of isolation,” she said in the trailer of her Disney Plus concert. “This could’ve been a time where I absolutely lost my mind, and instead I think this album was like a real flotation device for both of us.”
Though Swift admitted that putting out the albums so close together left her creatively fulfilled but emotionally drained.
“I’m in this state of exhaustion but relief, and very proud,”Swift said.