Taylor Swift Continues To Conquer U.K. Chart With ‘Midnights’

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s tenth and most recent studio Midnights album continues her reign as the longest-reigning champion on the Official UK Albums Chart, and it’s the longest-running No. 1 in the UK since Harry Styles’ Harry’s House spent six weeks at the top. In the United Kingdom, where Midnights (through EMI) is at No. 1 for the sixth time in a row.

Midnights is the best-selling album at the midweek point, followed by SZA’s SOS (through RCA/Top Dawg) and The Weeknd’s greatest hits compilation The Highlights (Republic Records/XO), respectively, while Lewis Capaldi reenters the top 10 with former No. 1 Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (EMI).

Divinely Uninspired is ranked 16th in the latest poll, which was released on January 13th, ahead of the release of his sophomore album, Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent. The Scottish artist’s sophomore album, due in May, includes “Pointless,” the new number-one single on the Official UK Singles Chart.

Gabrielle Aplin’s fourth album Phosphorescent (Never Fade) debuts at No. 15 this week, marking the British singer-third songwriter’s top 20 albums. Aplin’s debut English Rain reached No. 2 in 2013, and Light Up The Dark peaked at No. 14 in 2015.

1975 begin a tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland in support of their latest album, Being Funny In A Foreign Language (Dirty Hit), which jumps 31-19 on the national chart.

Being Funny, the band’s fifth studio album debuted at No. 1 in the United Kingdom.

Swifties were in a crazy mood last week when she joined Matty Healy and co. on stage at The O2 in London to sing “Anti-Hero” for the first time.

Finally, Iggy Pop, the Detroit punk icon, debuts at No. 33 with Every Loser (Atlantic), his 19th solo album. It’s Iggy’s fifth Top 40 hit in the United Kingdom.

Facts You need to know about Taylor Swift

  • Taylor Swift was born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania.
  • She began writing songs at the age of five and learned to play guitar at the age of 12.
  • In 2006, at the age of 16, she signed her first recording contract with Big Machine Records.
  • Her debut album, “Taylor Swift,” was released in October 2006.
  • Her second album, “Fearless,” was released in 2008 and won four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year.
  • She has sold more than 200+ million records worldwide.
  • She has won 10 Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, a Brit Award, an American Music Award, a Billboard Music Award, and an Academy of Country Music Award.
  • She is the youngest artist in history to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year twice.
  • She is the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammy’s twice
  • She is the only female artist to have four albums sell more than one million copies in their first week of release.
  • She is known for her philanthropic efforts, including education and disaster relief.
  • She has written or co-written every song on her first 7 studio albums
  • In 2019, she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.
  • She is an actress, who appeared in the films Valentine’s Day (2010), The Giver (2014), and Cats (2019)
  • She is the most successful act in the history of the Billboard 200 albums chart
  • She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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