It's safe to say 2020 has been an epic year for Taylor Swift, and the famous singer isn't done breaking records just yet. Evermore reached the No. 1spot on the Billboard 200, making it Swift's second album this year to top the music charts.
A little over a week since Swift's second album release this year, Evermore got the top spot on the Billboard 200. The record's lead single, Willow, topped the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. Swift is now the first artist to debut on both charts simultaneously twice, as Folklore and Cardigan were on top in August.
Guys.— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 21, 2020
Thank you for doing this. https://t.co/CnqmuxXyuh
Swift took to Twitter to thank her fans for the honor. "Guys. Seriously. Thank you for doing this," she wrote. In case you forgot, this isn't the Grammy-award winner's first time making history this year. In August, Taylor broke a Guinness World Record when her eighth album, Folklore, got the most day-one streams of an album on Spotify.
The recent news brings Swift closer to breaking yet another record. While it's the second time the star tops the Billboard 200 this year, it's also her eighth time overall. Taylor is inching closer to Barbra Streisand's record among women of 11 No. 1 albums on the chart, followed closely by Madonna with nine.
Swift is also the first woman in 2020 to have two No. 1 albums on the chart. Only two other groups have gotten the honor this year: boyband BTS and rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again. Evermore reached the top only four months and 18 days after Folklore topped the list on August 8, making it the shortest time between two No. 1 spots by a woman.
After an unprecedented musical year, it looks like Taylor will be taking a much-needed break. "I'm so tired. I'm just so exhausted," the artist told Jimmy Kimmel. "I've tired myself out. I have nothing left." That's okay, Tay. We'll just listen to your two new albums and watch the Folklore concert film while we wait for the next release.