The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the United States based on multi-metered consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units consist of Sales of Albums, Tracking Album Equivalent (TEA) and Streaming Equivalent Albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, 10 singles tracks sold from an album, 3,750 sponsored ads or 1,250 official / subscription-on-demand audios generated by songs from an album. The new scheme is dated December 26 (where forever It debuted at No. 1) Fully In paintingOn December 22nd. For all chart news, follow @Billboard and billboardcharts on Twitter and Instagram.
From forever329,000 album equivalents were acquired in Tracking Week ending December 17, SEA units have nearly 167,000 (equivalent to 220.49 million album-equivalent streams), album sales consist of 154,500 and TEAs just under 8,000.
Eighth No.1 album: Swift continues to compile the first Billboard 200 albums, such as forever Star nets its eighth commander. It is getting closer Barbara StreisandIt is the all-time record among 11 women. The only other woman to have more albums than Swift is Madonna, With nine. Of all the artists, the Beatles She has the highest number 1, with 19. Of all the soloists, Jay-Z Leads 14.
Second album # 1 of 2020: Swift is the first woman, and third season, to have a pair of debut albums on the Billboard 200 chart in 2020. folklore It was her first album, when the album opened at the top of the August 8 chart. Pop group BTS Also manage to get along with Be (December 5) and Soul Map: 7 (March 7) as did the rapper YoungBoy was never broke again With Top (September 28) and 38 children 2 (May 9).
2020 fifth biggest album week: With forever Bending over 329,000 album-equivalent units, it amassing the 5th biggest week of 2020 for any album. She only outdid BTS’s early weeks. Soul Map: 7 (422,000; planned March 7), weekend‘s After hours (444000; 4 April), WRLD juice‘s Legends never die (497,000; July 25) and Swift’s folklore (846000; August 8).
In particular , foreverFirst week total units (329,000) and album sales (154,500) are the largest for any album since merchandise / album packs and concert / album ticket sales refunds both offer I stopped To calculate sales charts As of October 9th. It’s also the largest album week as the physical albums bundled with a digital album can only be considered an actual sale when shipped to the customer (starting with August 7). In the past, Swift’s albums, including folkloreLike many other albums, Benefit From merchandise / album packages to physical / digital combo offers. (Swift has never used the concert / album ticket sale redemption offer.)
noticeable, forever It has the largest week – both in terms of album equivalents and album sales – for an album that was only available as a digital download album and streaming album, And the Without any physical / digital bundles or combos in over 2 years. Last album published for a bigger week with only digital and streaming album, no bundles of any kind (nor actual album either) Drake‘s Scorpio, When you are for the first time With 732,000 units (of which 160,000 were in album sales, all from her download album) in the July 14, 2018 chart.
2nd biggest broadcast week of 2020 for Non-R & B / Hip-Hop Album: Such as forever SEA collected 167,000 units in its first week, equivalent to 220.49 million on-demand streams of album songs – the second largest streaming week of 2020 for a non-R & B / hip-hop album. Swift’s earned the only top week for a non-R & B / hip-hop group folkloreThat reached 289.85 million songs.
Shortest Gap Between Woman’s New # 1 Albums: forever For the first time in first place after just four months and 18 days folklore It opened at the top of the list dated August 8th. This is the shortest gap between the new number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart ever made by a woman since the number became a regularly published weekly chart in March 1956. Previously, it was the smallest waiting period between the new new number. 1s by a woman who was five months and three days between the first weeks in first place Olivia Newton-John‘s If you love me, let me know (October 12, 1974) and Have you ever been mellow (March 15, 1975). Both titles spent one week at number one.
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The last time one of the shows was shorter than waiting between No. 1 before Swift was BTS, when the group waited a little over three months between Love yourself: a tear (June 2, 2018) and Love yourself: answer (September 8, 2018). Before that, future He landed one consecutive new number one in consecutive weeks in 2017 (with his self-titled album on March 11, 2017) and HNDRXX On March 18, 2017).
At # 2 on the Billboard 200, Jodi Kidd He scored his fifth best 10 tries, like Man on the Third Moon: The Chosen One 144,000 album equivalent units obtained. Of that amount, 127,000 include SEA units (equivalent to 167.45 million streams of custom songs for group songs), 15,000 include album sales and 1,000 include TEA units.
Swift folklore 11-3 flies over the Billboard 200 with its 133,000 album-equivalent units (up 249%), as album sales ballooned to 106,000 (up 742%). Group sales got a big boost from selling and promotional prices on Swift’s official web store at folklore LP vinyl (in various colored vinyls) and signed copy of album CD.
With Swift at # 1 and # 3, she was the first woman to own two albums simultaneously in the top three dating back to 1963 when the then-separate Billboard 200 charts were folded mono and stereo into a single overall chart. The last work, overall, to have two albums in the top three at the same time was Future, on the chart dated March 18, 2017, when HNDRXX He debuted at # 1 and his self-titled album was # 2.
With Republic Records being the home of both Swift and Kid Cudi, the label is claiming the entire top three for the second time in 2020. On the chart dated October 31, folklore Was number 1, Bob Smoke‘s Shoot for the stars, aim for the moon (Released via Victor Worldwide / Republic) was # 2, and 21 Savage And Metro Boomin Savage II mode (Released via Boominati / Slaughter Boomin / Republic / Epic) It was # 3. Last poster He achieved this milestone in 2018, And is the only brand to hold the top three since Interscope in 2003.
Michael BubleNo. 1 former birthday It ranked fourth on the new Billboard 200 with 58,000 album equivalents (up 6%).
Jack Harlow‘s for the first time Studio album This is what they all say It starts at number 5 with 51,000 album equivalents. Of this amount, 48,000 comprise SEA units (equivalent to 66.21 million on-demand streams of group songs), 2,000 comprise album sales and just under 1,000 comprise the TEA units. The album contains Harlow’s hit song “What Poppin”, which climbed to # 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on July 11.
Carrie Underwood‘s my gift Falling 5-6 on the Billboard 200 with 47,000 album equivalents (down 11%), Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the stars, aim for the moon Decreasing 6-7 with 46,000 units (down 4%), Nat King Cole‘s Christmas song 7-8 falls with 45,000 units (up 8%), The bad bunny‘s The last tour of the world Drops 2-9 with just over 44,000 units (down 23%) and Mariah Carey‘s Happy birthday Fixed 10th place with 44,000 units (up 15%).