After dropping a series of cryptic clues on social media, Taylor Swift recently released her new single “Me!” featuring singer Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco. The colorful pop song has been a hit among fans in the short time it’s been available, selling 193,000 downloads in its second week — the most of any song since the singer’s “Look What You Made Me Do” about two years ago.
Perhaps even more exciting is the implication that a new full-length album by Swift is on the way. Five of the singer’s six albums that have been released so far have reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart — the standard chart for popular music. The one exception — the 2006 self-titled “Taylor Swift” — peaked at No. 5 and is still considered one of the most popular country music albums, according to 24/7 Tempo ranking. Swift is one of entertainment’s most powerful women and each of her albums has been a substantial event in pop music.
In anticipation of Taylor Swift’s seventh full-length release, 24/7 Tempo has identified the singer’s most popular albums based on their performance on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Although the highest ranking albums are all full-length studio albums, fans have been receptive to recorded live material and extended play (EP) records, which are generally shorter than full albums. At times, Swift has even released material available exclusively at big box retailers, including Target and Walmart. These releases have done extremely well, reflecting the additional effort that fans are willing to go to seek out the singer’s physical releases.