Taylor Swift Makes History With Folklore

Let's face it, 2020 is going to be a year to remember when we look back in history books. Obviously because of the pandemic and the current state of things. But we can also add Taylor Swift making history to the mix.

That's right, Taylor's surprise eighth album, Folklore, has completely smashed charts and records. Billboard confirmed on Monday that Swift became the first artist in history to debut both an album and a single at No. 1 in the same week. That's wild!

Yet, we know that she always put out great music and it's in a way no surprise that this new album took the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200. Now, I mentioned the album and single, right? Well, "Cardigan" debuted at number one on the Hot 100. This is not a first for Tay Tay as "Cardigan" becomes her sixth No. 1 on the chart and her second song to debut in that position after the well-known hit "Shake It Off".

Not only did she surprise fans just 16 hours from the debut but she also shared that this came to be an unplanned adventure for 2020. I guess now the surprise is for her as she continues to break records and make history. Plus, we can't forget the love she's getting for making this COVID Summer better than we thought.

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