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When Taylor Swift Succeeds Elvis Presley

The American Taylor Swift, 34 years old, is building her legend and has a bright future ahead of her

Taylor Swift, the undisputed queen of American music, achieved a historic feat at the end of 2023. Her album [1989 (Taylor’s Version)](https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_(Taylor%27s_Version) dominated the American charts, thus dethroning the legendary Elvis Presley. The singer topped the Billboard 200 chart for the 68th week, breaking the record previously held by the King.

This album marked its fifth (non-consecutive) week at the top of the chart. With this new achievement, Taylor Swift also set another record: she is the artist with the most number one ranked albums, thirteen in total.

The road to the absolute record is still long, however. This record is currently held by The Beatles, whose albums have accumulated 132 weeks at the top of the charts. Taylor Swift, with her 68 weeks, still has a way to go to match or surpass this impressive figure.

2023 was an exceptional year for the star. Her tour, The Eras Tour, proved to be a phenomenal success, generating over one billion dollars in revenue and setting a new ticket sales revenue record in music history. At 34, she was crowned Time magazine’s Person of the Year, further recognition of her cultural and artistic impact.

Thus, Taylor Swift continues to make pop music history, proving that she is much more than just a simple country singer turned global icon. She is an artist who constantly redefines the boundaries of music, inspiring millions of fans in various countries like Brazil.

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