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Entertainment

Web Desk
August 3, 2020

Taylor Swift's 'folklore' debuts at #1 in UK

Entertainment

Web Desk
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

 Taylor Swift has made history yet again as her new album  'folklore' debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart with 846,000 equivalent album units. 

It’s the biggest debut for an album since her last year’s 'Lover', which started out with 867,000 units.  'Folklore' is Swift’s seventh album to debut at the top of the chart. She now holds the record for the most #1 debuts among women. Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Britney Spears are all tied at 6, while Jay-Z holds the record for most #1 debuts with 14.

Swift is also the first artist to have seven different albums sell at least a half million copies in a single week — she was previously tied with Eminem.

Naturally, that also makes it the biggest album debut of 2020 so far, beating out Juice WRLD’s posthumous Legends Never Die, which scored 497,000 equivalent album units a few weeks ago.

According to Billboard, folklore’s units are made up of 615,000 album sales, 218,000 streaming equivalent albums (racking up 289.85 million streams total) and 13,000 track equivalent albums.

After a week, folklore is already the best-selling album of 2020 with those 615,000 copies, surpassing BTS’ 'Map Of The Soul: 7', which was released in February and has sold 574,000 copies so far.

She also had the largest streaming week of 2020 for an album by a woman with 289.85 million on-demand streams. She was beat out there by Juice WRLD’s 'Legends Never Die', which had 422.63 million streams in its first week, and Lil Uzi Vert’s 'Eternal Atake', which had 400.42 million and 348.72 million in its first and second weeks.

Logic’s album 'No Pressure' debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 with 221,000 equivalent album units. Legends 'Never Die' dropped to #3.