Taylor Swift's 'Folklore' Scores A 2nd Consecutive Week Atop The Global Album Chart!

Posted on August 19, 2020

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Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore' scores a 2nd week at #1 on the Global Album Chart selling another 237.000 official equivalent units globally! 'Folkore' has already sold in excess of 2 Million albums having debuted at #1 on the Global Album Chart with over 1 Million official equivalent album units plus over 720,000 in China where it is the best-selling album of the year by a western female artist! The album broke numerous records on streaming services, including the Guinness World Record for the biggest Album debut of 2020 with over 80.6 million streams in 24 hrs, the biggest opening day for an album by a female artist on Spotify of All Time! ‘Folklore’ also had the largest streaming 1st week for a Female Artist in 2020 with 218,000 SEA units (289.85 million on-demand streams). It's also 2020's top-selling Album in the US having shifted 846,000 equivalent album units in its 1st week, the biggest debut on the Billboard 200 since the chart topper's last album, 'Lover' in 2019! 615,000 of 'Folklore's units sold in the 1st week were pure sales. She is also the first act in Nielsen SoundScan history to have 7 albums sell at least 500,000 copies each in a single week! All 16 tracks of 'Folklore' debuted simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with "cardigan" at #1 making Swift the 1st artist in history to debut at #1 on both the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 in the same week! Swift has now surpassed Nicki Minaj as the Female with the most Hot 100 entries of all time ie. 113! 'Folklore' also debuted atop the weekly Album charts in Australia, Belgium (Flanders), Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and the UK! In the UK, 'Folklore' is #1 for a 3rd week, and debuted atop the Official UK Albums Chart with sales of 37,000 units, surpassing Eminem's 'Music To Be Murdered By' for the biggest digital sales week of 2020 in the country! It's Swift's 5th consecutive UK #1 album, making her one of only five female artists to score at least five chart-toppers in the country, following Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion, and the first female artist to do so in the 21st century! She is now the 1st woman in UK history to debut 3 Top 10 songs simultaneously. In Ireland, 'Folklore' scored the biggest opening week of 2020! Swift is now the 1st female solo artist to chart 5 x #1 albums in Ireland in the 21st century!! In Australia, 'Folklore' is #1 for a 3rd week! It's Swift's 6th album to debut at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with all 16 tracks in the Top 50, breaking the all-time record for the most simultaneous debuts in one week, with "Cardigan" becoming Swift's sixth Australian #1 hit! In Canada, 'Folklore' is Swift's 7th consecutive #1 album. All 16 tracks debuted simultaneously on the Canadian Hot 100 chart. 'Folklore' has already hit #2 in Austria, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Scotland & Spain, #3 in Belgium (Wallonia) & Sweden, #5 in Germany, #7 in Hungary, #8 in Iceland, Italy & Japan and #12 in France!

Korean Superstar Group ATEEZ debuts at #2 this week on the Global Album Chart with 'Zero: Fever Part 1' and 213.000 equivalent sales!

Former chart topper, Pop Smoke's posthumous Album 'Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon', rebounds 4-3 after selling another 147.000 equivalent album units and 1.023.000 so far while Juice WRLD's former #1 Album 'Legends Never Die' dips 3-4 after selling another 135.000 units and 1.122.000 so far!

The Original Broadway Cast of 'Hamilton: An American Musical' holds at #5 after selling another 78.000 and 2.479.000 since its release, while former chart topper, Harry Styles' 'Fine Line', slips 6-7 after selling another 74.000 units this past week and 2.761.000 in total!

New entry at #7 for Reppenhaus's 'Apache 207' with first week sales of 60.000 while Former #1, Dababy's 'Blame It On Baby' rebounds into the Top 10 at #8 after selling another 54.000 equivalent units and 997.000 so far!

Lil Baby's 'My Turn', holds at #9 after selling other 53.000 equivalent album units and 1.762.000 since its release on February 28, and previous chart topper, The Weeknd's 'After Hours' rebounds to #10 on the Global Album chart after selling another 52.000 and 2.252.000 units so far!


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