Shania Twain Reacts To Taylor Swift Breaking Her Long-Standing Chart Record

Taylor Swift recently broke Shania Twain‘s long standing record on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and now Twain is…

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Lauren Jo Black

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January 6, 2022

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Taylor Swift recently broke Shania Twain‘s long standing record on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and now Twain is reacting to the news.

In late December 2021, a Taylor Swift fan account on Twitter shared the news that the superstar has now become the female artist with the most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart.

With 98 combined weeks atop the coveted chart, Swift surpassed Shania Twain’s 97-week run on the chart with the following albums: Taylor Swift (2006), Beautiful Eyes (2008), Fearless (2008), Speak Now (2010), RED (2012), Fearless Taylor’s Version (2021) and RED Taylor’s Version (2021).

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The news comes as Swift’s album, RED (Taylor’s Version), sits atop the Top Country Albums chart for a seventh week. 

When the news surfaced on Twitter, Twain couldn’t help but to react and show her support for the “Fearless” singer.

“Let’s Go Girls!!!! Proud of you @taylorswift13. Historical records are meant to be made and then broken,” Twain said on Twitter, reacting to Swift’s achievement. 

“The baton is meant to be passed on to new generations,” Twain added. ”Unstoppable young female country artists are 🔥 inspite of the hurdles ✊ #trailblazers”

While Swift may have surpassed the Canadian superstar’s record on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, Twain remains the top-selling female country artist of all-time, with more than 90 million albums sold worldwide and U.S. sales topping 34.5 million.

In addition, Twain’s album, Come On Over, is the best-selling studio album in Soundscan history by a female artist in any genre and the best-selling country album of all time with over 40 million units sold worldwide. 

The news came just weeks after Twain wished Swift a happy birthday on Instagram.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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“Happy birthday to an incredible entertainer, a super talented soul, someone I take great joy in following, my dear friend @taylorswift 💖⁠,” Twain captioned a photo of her hugging Swift on Instagram. 

As Swift continues to share her re-recorded projects, Twain returns to Las Vegas for her Let’s Go! Residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood on February 11. Twain’s Vegas Residency continues through September 2022.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.