“Folklore,” the eighth studio album by singer Taylor Swift, remained at the top of the Billboard 200, after being sold in 135,000 units in the United States in the second week since its debut.
According to Nielsen Music / MRC Data, album sales fell 84% from the first week, when it set several records.
At the debut, “Folklore” recorded the best sales week for an album of the last year, from “Lover” released by the American singer at the end of August 2019.
Rapper Pop Smoke and “Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon”, took second place in the standings, climbing two places, with 97,000 units sold in the fifth week after release, and Juice WRLD and “Legends Never Die ”, also a posthumous album, remained in third place, with 88,000 units sold in the fourth week since its debut.
“Hamilton: An American Musical” – a recording with the distribution of the show on Broadway – climbed one place to four, after being sold in 66,000 units in the 254th week since its release.
Rapper Lil Baby and “My Turn” climbed two places in the rankings, to five, with 50,000 units sold in the 23rd week since its debut.
DaBaby and “Blame It on Baby” won five places in the top six, with 43,000 units sold in the 16th week after their release, after the album was re-released with 10 new songs.
The Top 10 is completed by Harry Styles and “Fine Line”, Gunna and “Wunna”, Post Malone and “Hollywood’s Bleeding”, and Beyoncé with “The Lion King: The Gift”, which re-entered the top after the release of “Black Is King ”on the Disney + platform ten days ago.
Billboard 200 ranks the most popular albums in the United States in a week, based on multimetric consumption, which includes selling physical copies of records, singles (10 songs means an album), and online activity (1,500 hits equals one album; on-demand audio and video accesses).