“Taylor Swift’s 1989 album returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart for a milestone 10th nonconsecutive week, making Swift just the second woman in history to earn two albums with at least 10 weeks atop the list. Swift follows Whitney Houston as the only woman with multiple albums with 10 weeks at No. 1.”
Meghan Trainor, who overtook Swift at No. 1 a couple weeks ago, is now No. 3. However, NME reports that Trainor has scored the No. 1 album in the U.K.
“Meghan Trainor has gone straight to the Number One spot in the Official UK Album Chart this week with her debut ‘Title.’ Official Chart Company data shows Trainor is Number One, finishing ahead of her nearest competitor, Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ (2) and last week’s chart topper, Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Special.'”
Taylor Swift is expected to perform songs from 1989 at the BRIT Awards in a couple weeks, so it is quite possible that she will return to number one across the pond as well. However, don’t expect Swift to perform at the Grammy Awards this year. The “Shake It Off” singer confirmed the news on Tumblr.
“A lot of you have been asking about the Grammys this week and I just wanted to give you an update. I’m really excited to be nominated for 3 Grammys this year and even more excited that I’ll be there having a dance party/rage fest in the audience. I will also be presenting the award for Best New Artist. Since my whole life is wrapped up and entangled in the planning of The 1989 World Tour right now, I’m not going to be performing on the Grammys this year. I need this time to focus only on the tour.”
Taylor Swift’s upcoming world tour is set to be one of the most attended for a female artist in music history. In the United States, she will play to sold-out stadium audiences at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan; Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois; and PETCO Park in San Diego, California. Most of Swift’s dates are sold out several months in advance, but it’s quite possible more tickets will become available as the actual concert dates approach.
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