Taylor Swift makes eighth UK number one album 

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American singer and songwriter, Taylor Swift has landed her eighth straight number one album, with her re-recorded rendition of her ‘Red’ topping the UK chart.

‘Red’ also went to number one on its original release in 2012.

It’s her second re-recorded album release of 2021, following Fearless.

She plans to re-record and re-release her first six albums in order to have complete control over her music.

The move follows the 2019 acquisition of her master recordings by music mogul Scooter Braun and his subsequent sale of them to an investment fund.

She hopes fans will listen to and buy the new versions of her albums on streaming services and download stores, rather than the originals.

Red includes the hit singles We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and I Knew You Were Trouble, with Taylor’s Version adding a number of bonus tracks that didn’t make it onto the original album.

The 31-year-old singer has now matched Kylie Minogue with eight number one albums in the UK. Madonna is the only female solo artist to have had more, with 12.

 

 

BBC/Stephanie Ingbian

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