The Predictions Are In! Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ Set For Biggest Sales Debut Of 2020

Published: Saturday 25th Jul 2020 by Sam

Taylor Swift‘s status as one of Pop’s most potent titans looks set to be re-affirmed with new album ‘Folklore.’

The surprise set arrived with just a few hours notice yesterday and serves as the singer’s eighth studio album.

Arriving 11 months after preceding effort ‘Lover,’ all eyes are on the LP’s commercial performance. Especially given the large sums the singer is renowned for selling.

Well, there’s no need to wonder. Because the first week sales predictions are in.

Join us below…

Per Hits Daily Double, the ‘Cardigan’ led LP is on-course to premiere atop of the Billboard 200 with:

[Sales Plus Streaming]
[Pure Sales]


The figures mean Swift will earn the year’s top sales debut, besting the 444,000 record set by The Weeknd with ‘After Hours.’

It’s notable that the sum represents a slight dip from the 867,000 start of ‘Lover.’ But, between the current health climate and the fact the numbers are still colossal, this is still a win on every front.

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  1. Shayla Queen 👑 July 25, 2020

    QUEEN 👑

    • Charli+Cheer+Up July 25, 2020

      Congrats to her. Its a really good time to release an album like this while waiting on her postponed World Tour.

      • Taytayfan July 26, 2020

        Exactly 😍😍😍

  2. Erica July 25, 2020

    Baby Taylor in a lane on her own

    • Taytayfan July 26, 2020


  3. marilyn mon-H-o-E July 25, 2020

    Smh…. I wish people will rather donate money 💰 to their communities instead Of keep sending checks to this already billionaire Queen. Music isn’t that good either

  4. Susan July 25, 2020

    Yes, Taylor. Demolish Lady Gaga’s sales! 🤣😂 She thought chromatica would be the biggest female album of 2020…WRONG! It’s her worst album and was only saved because of “c_um on me”. We love to see a nasty attitude b_tch flopping. Stream boring folklore to eclipse lady Gaga

    • PinotNoir July 25, 2020

      CxM ON Me??? 😂😂

    • Misty Knight July 25, 2020

      Your name is not Susan.

    • stormiscomimg July 26, 2020

      “cardigan” is also set for #1 debut on Billboard Hot 100. ❤️

  5. Susan July 25, 2020

    Sooo is Katy pushing her album back now? I doubt she’s still smiling 🤣😂 And it’s clear orlando isn’t going to marry her because of her nasty attitude. She needs to retire and move to Oklahoma.

  6. ERIC July 25, 2020

    If it were any other name…

    • Taytayfan July 26, 2020


  7. ??? July 25, 2020

    lmaoo yonce will be lucky if her next album sells 45k with streaming lmfaooooooo

    • Shayla Queen 👑 July 25, 2020

      And no one is even talking about her Black is King movie since Taylor dropped this album yesterday 🤣🤣🤣

      • Rio July 25, 2020

        Yea right that’s all that is talked about – lies on your end .

      • Taytayfan July 26, 2020


  8. Clarks0o0ñ July 25, 2020

    Sold worse than lover, that was considered a flop.

    The decline.

    I’m scared

    • TRANS RACIAL QUEEN July 25, 2020

      And yet it’s still the biggest first week sales… Since you guessed it… Her last album. No one else is doing more.

      • Aphrodite Hologram July 25, 2020

        Even Beyonce LionKing only sold 13k and her homecoming is 25k in first week

    • Dnny July 25, 2020

      You should save this comment for the *finalized* sales, not for the prediction 🤦🏻‍♂️.

  9. AJ July 25, 2020

    Who the f*** is buying this dribble?

    • FolkloreQueen July 25, 2020

      Her loyal fans. Swifties fan base are huuuuu——ggggggg——eeeeee

    • Taytayfan July 26, 2020

      I did

  10. Aphrodite July 25, 2020

    👑 Queen Taylor 👑
    She is one of the only few ones that sell this big.
    With this current climate, this is huge. No one is selling pass 300k with pure sales anymore except Taylor, Adele and Beyonce

    • Aphrodite Hologram July 25, 2020

      Not Beyonce, maybe Adele

    • king c July 25, 2020

      Yes to Adele. Probably not for Beyonce seeing how her recent albums EIL and the Gift did.

  11. Aphrodite Hologram July 25, 2020

    “Taylor Swift “- 6x Platinum
    Fearless” is verified Diamond in US
    Speak Now- 6x Platinim
    Red- 7x Platinum
    1989- is currently 9x PlatinuM
    reputation- 3x Platinum
    Lover- 2x Platinum
    Folklore- TBD

    • Dc July 25, 2020

      Beyoncé never had big sales like this soo overrated

    • king c July 25, 2020

      People call Taylor generic and all, but whether you like it or not she’s gonna go down as one of the greatest sellers ever. She’s really bout to have her second diamond album with 1989.

      • John July 26, 2020

        Big Machine has no incentive to update the certifications of her old albums, unfortunately 1989 is gonna stall at 9X platinum, just like how Sony stopped updated the certifications for Mariah’s old albums once she left the label.

      • Taytayfan July 26, 2020

        Exactly. She is also huge seller in Asia especially China, Philippines, Korea, Japan
        Also she is popular in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Latin America

  12. Rio July 25, 2020

    I’m a huge Taylor fan but this album is Garbage compared to all her other awesome projects .

    • Aphrodite Hologram July 25, 2020

      Then you’re not really a “genuine” fan

  13. FolkloreQueen July 25, 2020

    I feel like “Folklore” is such a return to Taylor’s beautiful ability to tell a story about a very specific feeling/moment through a lens of “this is the most important thing that will ever happen in my whole life” which is so relatable.

    • Taytayfan July 26, 2020

      I agree with you. I was thinking the same thing🥰

  14. PinotNoir July 25, 2020

    405k insomniacs bought this. 💤

    • Taytayfan July 26, 2020

      Lol 😝 I don’t think so. The album is cute and unique

  15. G-bby July 25, 2020

    Most of y’all on here are so fake. Stanning for sales when you probably don’t even own a Taylor Swift album. Yall just use her to go against other artists.

    Anyway. Good for Taylor. She has a loyal fanbase. I haven’t listened to an album of hers since 1989 and don’t plan on listening to this one.

    • HELLOKITTY July 26, 2020

      @G.. – hahaha!

  16. Theman July 25, 2020

    And this was out of nowhere. This is huge. The numbers will probably keep growing.

  17. High Price July 25, 2020

    Despite her boring song and single AND past big number debuts, she’s INDIE so this is definitely a WIN!


  18. Taytayfan July 26, 2020

    Best selling Foreign Musicians in China
    1. Going to Powerfully Burst R1SE 3,024,887
    2. Lit Lay 2,344,383
    3. Jay Chou’s Bedtime Stories Jay Chou 1,983,638
    4. Wow Li Yuchun 1,844,935
    5. Lover Taylor Swift 1,734,608
    6. Reputation Taylor Swift 1,668,271
    7. 1989 Taylor Swift 1,660,102
    8. New World Hua Chenyu 1,635,823
    9. Kwon Ji Yong G-Dragon 1,495,666
    10. Lose Control Lay 1,252,799
    11. To the Nines Nine Percent 1,246,861
    12. Liu Xing Li Yuchun 1,241,237
    13. NaMan Lay 1,161,379 [25]
    14. Message in a Bottle JJ Lin1,024,860
    15. Lay 02 Sheep Lay 991,545
    16. 2Don’t Mess Up My Tempo Exo 933,151
    17. No. 13 – A Dancing Van Gogh Stefanie Sun 927,263
    18. Winter Special Gift Lay 888,303
    19. The War Exo 869,241 [32]
    20. Mirrors Jackson Wang 814,915
    21. Changes Justin Bieber 753,226
    22. More Than Forever Nine Percent 744,077
    23. The Wind Rocket Girls 101 725,864
    24. Kill This Love BLACKPINK 690,358
    25. Antares Kris Wu 607,044
    26. 2018 L.O.V.E. Eason Chan 601,298
    27. Ge Ge Bu Ru Chen Linong 570,640
    28. Ugly Beauty Jolin Tsai 559,804
    29. Map of the Soul: Persona BTS 527,076
    30. Prism Katy Perry 521,330
    31. 2018 Kamikaze Eminem 482,229
    32. Adele 25. 468.991
    33. Ariana Grande Sweetener 451,251
    34. Ariana Grande Thank U Next 448.772
    35. Rihanna Anti. 444,221

    • marilyn mon-H-o-E July 26, 2020

      Who cares about China????? They started the c virus 🦠 sh#t and they should be paid for what they did. Trumps is gonna get their nasty communism a:s:s.

    • Doja Cat Say So July 26, 2020

      Wow Damn Taylor occupies three albums in top 10. I see Katy , Ari and Riri in lower charts. 😂

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