Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’: 9 Key Numbers Ahead of ‘Taylor’s Version’

From No. 1 hits to album sales to tour grosses, these numbers help tell the story of Swift's monumental success with her 2014 album.

On Wednesday night (Aug. 9 – 8/9, get it?), Taylor Swift ended the final show of this U.S.

leg of her Eras world tour by making fans’ wildest dreams come true: 1989 (Taylor’s Version) was officially on its way.

leg of her Eras world tour by making fans’ wildest dreams come true: 1989 (Taylor’s Version) was officially on its way.

The fourth album in the superstar’s six-part re-recording project would be her landmark 2014 album,

which will be released on Oct. 27 – nine years to the day that the original 1989 was unveiled.

1989 (Taylor’s Version) will follow Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Red (Taylor’s Version) and Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)

the lattermost just scored the biggest debut on the Billboard 200 chart of the year upon its release last month,

while the first two topped the Billboard 200 upon their releases in 2021.

Although all of Swift’s studio albums are blockbusters to some degree, 1989 is especially indispensable to her story.

With hits like “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space,” “Style” and “Bad Blood,” the album represented as an embrace of full-on pop music,

after years of expanding the sonic boundaries of country music. Ahead of the release of 1989 (Taylor’s Version) release this fall,

let’s dig into nine key numbers that demonstrate both the blockbuster performance of 1989, and why fans are so excited about its re-recorded version.