The Taylor Swift Scores 11th No. 1 Album With Midnights, Achieving Highest Sales in Almost 7 Years
After Midnights sold well over one million copies, Swift became the sixth artist with more than 10 albums to top the Billboard 200 chart Taylor swift. This marks the eleventh time that Swift has debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart with significant first-week sales, according to Billboard.Since its release on October 21, Midnights has sold more than a million copies, including more than half a million vinyl copies. One reason for this is a variety of sleeve designs that encouraged fans to buy multiple copies.It has sold 1.57 million equivalent album units, making it the most popular album in nearly seven years and the most physical sales since Luminate began keeping track of them in 1991.
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The remaining album with the highest first-week sales was Adele’s 25, which debuted in December 2015 with 3.482 million devices.Swift is currently tied with Barbra Streisand for the most No.1 albums by female artists.She is also the sixth musician to have more than ten numbers.1 LPs is a group that includes Streisand, the Beatles, Drake, Jay-Z, and Bruce Springsteen Taylor swift.Midnights is not only the best-selling album of the year overall, but it also has the best sales week for an album since Taylor Swift’s 2017 full-length Reputation.
The Car by Arctic Monkeys also made it to the top 10 this week, matching the band’s previous Billboard chart success of No.6, for AM.The song is likely to be the band’s first to fail to reach No. 1 in the United Kingdom.1 following Swift’s strong midweek chart.
As a result of Swift’s launch strategy, the issue of pop artists capitalizing on the vinyl revival, which clogs pressing plants and delays smaller releases, has resurfaced.The 500,000 LPs Swift has sold are “more than most artists can now manufacture, not to mention sell,” according to Billboard.
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