Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’ tops RS 200 with biggest debut of 2020


Taylor Swift’s Eighth Surprise Album Folklore makes scintillating debut atop Rolling Stone’s Top 200 Albums chart this week with 852,700 units, topping Juice WRLD Legends never die for the biggest first week of any album to date in 2020 by over 300,000 units.The album, which was largely produced by Aaron Dessner of The National, recorded more than 627,000 album sales and nearly 260 million on-demand audio streams during the week of July 24 through July 30. The album also saw over 86,000 song sales, which were aided by the sale of physical “Cardigan” singles on its website. (Likewise, a knit cardigan was also available for purchase with a digital download of the album.)

While Folklore did not exceed 991,800 units in the first week Lover – largely because Folklore did not come with partnerships with Target and Amazon – it surpassed it by almost 50 million on-demand audio streams.

the Rolling stone The 200 albums chart lists the week’s most popular releases in the United States. Entries are categorized by album units, a number that combines digital and physical album sales, digital song sales, and audio streams using a custom weighting system. The card does not include passive listening such as terrestrial radio or digital radio. the Rolling stone The 200 albums chart is updated daily and weekly Rolling stone finalize and publish an official version of the chart, covering the seven day period ending the previous Thursday.

Coming second this week is No pressure, Logic’s sixth studio album, with 229,900 units of first week albums. Two posthumous albums, Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the stars Aim for the moon and Juice WRLD’s Legends never die, follow at numbers three and four, respectively. And the soundtrack of Hamilton, continues to perform well nearly a month after its Disney + debut, finishing fifth with 94,000 units.

Kid Laroi’s also debuts in the Top 10 F * ck love, which tilts to number eight with 40,900 units.

Stay tuned for the full RS 200 on Monday.


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