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Taylor Swift breaks Barbra Streisand's record with 12th number one album

10:59 PM | 18 Jul, 2023
Taylor Swift breaks Barbra Streisand's record with 12th number one album
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Taylor Swift has made history once again as Billboard announced that she now holds the record for the most number-one albums by a female artist.

The release of her latest album, "Speak Now (Taylor's Version)," debuted at the top of the Billboard charts, becoming her 12th number-one album and surpassing Barbra Streisand's previous record.

While male performers like Jay-Z and the Beatles have achieved over a dozen number-one albums, Billboard acknowledges that their ranking system has evolved over the years to include anthologies. However, Taylor Swift, at the age of 33, has also accomplished a remarkable feat by becoming the first living artist in almost 60 years to have four albums simultaneously in the top 10. This notable achievement includes her albums "Midnights," "Lover," and "Folklore."

Additionally, Billboard highlighted that Taylor Swift became the first living artist to have 11 albums concurrently in the top 200. These impressive accomplishments coincide with her ongoing "Eras" tour, where she enthrals fans with performances of her greatest hits. The stadium concert series, spanning 106 dates and beginning in March, is on the verge of becoming the first billion-dollar tour.

"Speak Now" initially debuted in 2010, and Taylor Swift has embarked on a mission to re-record her first six albums to regain control of their rights. This process, allowed by her contracts, commenced in November 2020, and she has already re-recorded "Fearless" and "Red."

Swift's impact on the music industry is undeniable, and her groundbreaking achievements continue to solidify her status as a trailblazing artist. Last October, she made history by securing all 10 spots on the top US song chart simultaneously with the release of her tenth studio album, "Midnights."

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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