Billboard 200: Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ #1 For Fourth Week / On Track To Reign for Fifth

Published: Monday 24th Aug 2020 by Rashad

Taylor Swift‘s ‘Folklore’ pencils in yet another week atop the Billboard 200.

What’s more, industry analysts are already forecasting the set will hold tight to the position next week as well!

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Swift’s 8th studio album, ‘Folklore,’ landed at the Billboard 200’s #1 spot at the top of the month with the highest first-week sales of 2020 (as we reported here).  With the 840,000+ units sold its first week, ‘Folklore’ also became the year’s highest-selling musical effort to date.

Ownership of that title was extended when the next week saw the LP pack on another 135,000 (as we reported here).  In week 3, ‘Folklore’ – already the fastest album to sell 1 million copies this year – lured in another 136,000 units.

Adding another 101,000 units to its tally in week 4, the LP is leasing tenancy of the position for another 7 days – a term insiders are already speculating will be extended to a fifth week.  As of time reported, it’s believed Swift’s latest set will likely sell at least another 45,000 copies in the tracking week that ends 12am Friday (August 28).  If accomplished, that sum will be higher than the week’s top debuts from The Killers and Nas, both of which are pacing toward a finish line of 35k-40k SPS respectively.

The updated sales and continued dominance over the Billboard 200 makes her the first female act since Adele‘s blockbuster 2015 album, ’25,’ to see an album spend its first four weeks at #1.  What’s more, ‘Folklore’ is Swift’s only album to spend its first four weeks at #1.

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  1. TRANS RACIAL QUEEN August 24, 2020

    A legend!

  2. Billboard Queen August 24, 2020

    Wow congratulations Taylor! Job well done. You have loyal fans.

    • Don’t touch my hair August 25, 2020

      Yasssssssss
      Taylor is that bish

  3. Cardigan August 24, 2020

    That’s our Queen👑 Taylor Swift 👑

    • Taylor Swift 1989 August 24, 2020

      ❤️❤️❤️

  4. Cardi B August 24, 2020

    Taylor is awesome 🎵🎶beautiful 🎵🎶🎶🎶🌻

    • Taylor Swift 1989 August 24, 2020

      Yes💕

  5. Lava August 24, 2020

    Its crazyyy how she has achieved soooo much at suchhh a young age

    • Don’t touch my hair August 25, 2020

      Exactly. Ariana is the second place

  6. A2 August 24, 2020

    Bow down to the queen I am so happy and proud!!! 🙌❤️❤️

  7. Sweet Jhana August 24, 2020

    exile and invisible string.. pure bliss <3

    • Don’t touch my hair August 25, 2020

      Exile is a good song

  8. Taylor stan August 24, 2020

    more I listen and get to know each song, the more I love. magical.

  9. Benjamin August 24, 2020

    Mad woman & august are my favs

  10. Kenja August 24, 2020

    I’m so proud of Taylor and proud of the album ‘folklore’ . I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT SO MUCH ♥️♥️♥️

    • Don’t touch my hair August 25, 2020

      I started to like it too. At first I didn’t really like it but after listening for few times, it started growing on me.

  11. Monica Angel of Mine August 24, 2020

    Que en🙌🙌🙌😍😍

    • Brandy Boy Is Mine August 24, 2020

      love her so much!!! Better than Monica

  12. Taylor Swift 1989 August 24, 2020

    Awesome Taylor 💜👏🎵🎶🎶🌻
    Congrats!

  13. Ragan August 24, 2020

    And she only wrote this album in like, 4 months! She really is a living legend.

    • Taylor Swift 1989 August 24, 2020

      Facts

  14. Selena Gomez August 24, 2020

    Everytime I look at my newsfeed and see Taylor Swift’s breaking records I just smile.

  15. Keep Portland Weird August 24, 2020

    Her music is so refreshing cause it’s always evolving. You never know what she will do next. Brava Taylor!

  16. Lizzo Good As Hell August 24, 2020

    And that is why she is the Artist of the decade!!!and she don’t have nothing to prove to no one no more and yet haters are just gonna hate!!!!

  17. Shaniqua August 24, 2020

    Congrats Taylor the Queen 👑

  18. Courtyard Marriott August 24, 2020

    That’s our queen Taylor she is a record-maker.

  19. Swifties Me! August 24, 2020

    This is incredible. I am a proud swiftie

  20. Girl Gwen August 24, 2020

    she’s a legend

  21. Pat August 24, 2020

    Chiile. Taylor is making u girls know it

  22. Cotton Candy August 24, 2020

    We are the music industry #swifties

  23. Cotton Candy August 24, 2020

    Not only did she make the entire album in quarantine, queen did an entire genre shift! Again!!

  24. Ashlee August 24, 2020

    Life is too short to pretend to NOT like Taylor Swifts music

  25. SVW August 24, 2020

    I’ve been listening to exile And cardiganrepeatedly.

  26. Malik August 24, 2020

    Amazing, considering that there are no standard pop songs on the album. Also, you’re a great journalist.

  27. Tinashe 2.0 August 24, 2020

    None of our faves (I have many btw so shh..) can match or oversell Taylor sales….. which is sad!
    I would love to see someone like Jazmine Sullivan become our Taylor and selling this many units but she BLACK and R&B. 2 “X’s” that won’t ever make her see that happening 🙁

    • Don’t touch my hair August 25, 2020

      😂😂😂😂😂😂

  28. Tina August 24, 2020

    Queen Taylor, when will your fav? Pure sale #LegendaryLane

  29. Suicide Blonde August 24, 2020

    Everybody is mad at her, she’s basic, she sells because she’s white, blah blah blah, well, I dislike her too but because she’s a mediocre artist but her sales are genuine, people buy her music, there’s no more to it, there are plenty of white artists who should be selling this much based on their talent alone but they don’t, so race has nothing to do with her sales, y’all buy Beyoncé’s albums but ignore Jazmine Sullivan’s releases, it’s simple, people are to blame for the lack of/or success of an artist’s project.

  30. ??? August 24, 2020

    LOL STRUGGLEYONCE WILL NEVER lmfaoooo

  31. Fenty beauty August 24, 2020

    Wow I’m very happy that taylor has dominated the sales so much. I think this is somewhat due to swifites being so loyal. I honestly love so many of her songs, still play all her older songs, and loving the new ones too.

    • Don’t touch my hair August 25, 2020

      Yeah many people said same thing

  32. Rihanna Navy August 24, 2020

    Taylor Swift outsold Lemonade and Beyonce secret album!!! Lol

    • Don’t touch my hair August 25, 2020

      Damn lol

  33. The Man August 24, 2020

    Taylor is just an amazing album seller.. People are so contradictuary.. A lot of the kiddies purchased her album.. These are the ones that people claim don’t buy too many albums anymore.. Lol. She has a huge huge following.. She sales singles & albums. She’s sold over a million copies three times in a damn row.. That’s selling power there.. She ain’t have to pull any midnight surprises to do it either.. She writes & produces Her own songs.. She’s an artist artist..

  34. HavanaONana August 24, 2020

    She’s the girl next door, a blonde young woman with a body for European fashion runways, very sweet, basically the American dream but she’s also talented, i do her 😀

  35. BoyzHot August 24, 2020

    This is an amazing feat that an artist can still sell like this when their album releases and I’m solely respect Taylor for being able to do that. I don’t wanna take that away from her, but you would think that the way her first week sales are always consistently out of this world, you would think she would have more than two Diamond albums to her name? Of which she doesn’t. She have one from Fealess and almost with 1989 But with that said congratulations and much credit due to Ms. Swift.

  36. Queen Nicki Minaj August 24, 2020

    I can’t believe that Taylor slayed all of your faves. Hates will hate.
    Go Taylor!!!

  37. Doja Cat Say So August 24, 2020

    Congratulations Taylor Swift 😍🥰👏

  38. Grammy and AMA winning Singer August 24, 2020

    Taylor is the music industry 👑

    • Don’t touch my hair August 25, 2020

      Exactly girl

  39. A…. August 24, 2020

    Wait, where’s Brandy’s album? I can’t find it on the charts.

    • Don’t touch my hair August 25, 2020

      Bish stop😂🤣😂🤣
      You’re very funny😂😂😂😂😂
      I think she #197 this week

      • A…. August 25, 2020

        🤣🤣🤣😭

  40. Don’t touch my hair August 25, 2020

    Big congrats Taylor Swift 🥰

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