Taylor Swift’s folklore Is 2020’s Biggest No. 1 Debut

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The pop star’s eighth album offered 846,000 equal album items in its first week, beating out Juice WRLD’s Legends Never Die as the largest debut of the 12 months

Taylor Swifts folklore Is 2020s Biggest No. 1 Debut
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Taylor Swift’s folklore has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with over 846,000 equal album items offered within the first week because it was launched on July 24, as Billboard stories. It replaces Juice WRLD’s posthumous album Legends Never Die because the biggest chart debut of the year. Swift’s new LP marks her seventh No. 1 album.

folklore has additionally landed the largest week for any album since Swift’s 2019 launch Lover, which debuted on the chart with with 867,000 items.

The breakdown of folklore’s debut of 846,000 equal album items is led by 615,000 in album gross sales, 218,000 in SEA items, 209,000 in album gross sales and, 13,000 in TEA items, in accordance with Billboard.

folklore, Swift’s eighth studio album, was recorded primarily with the National’s Aaron Dessner. It additionally options songs with Bon Iver and returning collaborator Jack Antonoff. Read Pitchfork’s evaluate of the album and take a look at the most recent episode of our podcast, the Pitchfork Review, “Taylor Swift Loves Indie, Too.”



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