Billboard 200: Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ Locks in Third Week at #1

Published: Sunday 16th Aug 2020 by Rashad

The tale of ‘Folklore,’ Taylor Swift‘s eighth studio album, is playing out just as fans expected it to – at least on the charts.

After bursting onto the Billboard 200 with the highest first-week sales of 2020 two weeks ago (as we reported here), the ‘Cardigan’-led project is holding tight to the tally’s summit for a third stretch.

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With the 840,000+ units sold its first week, ‘Folklore’ 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).

Now, in week 3, ‘Folklore’ – already the fastest album to sell 1 million copies this year – has lured in another 136,000 to maintain her Billboard reign.

The updated sales and continued dominance over the Billboard 200 makes her the first female artist in years (but second artist overall in 2020) to see an album spend its inaugural three weeks at the top.

In 2020, The Weeknd‘s latest album – ‘After Hours’ – held the top spot for four weeks.  The last time a female act’s album could boast watching its inaugural three weeks at the top was in 2018 when Lady Gaga did the same with her ‘A Star Is Born’ joint LP with Bradley Cooper.


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  1. #WAP August 16, 2020

    Nicki Minaj is at home crying. Everyone is racking up achievements and she’s only racking up the pounds. Boohoo. Nicki Minaj cannot compete with Cardi B or anyone else at this point. Nicki is what Kim was 10 years ago…washed up

    • Urg August 17, 2020

      Seriously u are mad obsessed with ole girl Nicki. Like damn are u are secret No 1 fan.

    • Fergalicious 💅 August 17, 2020

      U Stan for Nicki unconsciously lol

  2. Fergalicious 💅 August 16, 2020

    Wow that’s what’s up
    Congrats Queen Taylor Swift
    Yasss I said it
    Queen Taylor Swift 👑

  3. Bebo August 16, 2020

    Love her 💥💥💥⭐️

  4. Section8DaGreat August 16, 2020

    The only reason you punks like her is because she does numbers. Y’all are some number Queens these days. If she didn’t sale but made the same music y’all would be dragging her. Flip flopping A$$ punks

    • Shayla Queen 👑 August 17, 2020

      Number and size Queen, dahhhling! Shayla Queen to you, sweetie 👑

    • Fergalicious 💅 August 17, 2020

      Why u mad gurl? Ain’t nobody got time for that💅😴

  5. TRANS RACIAL QUEEN August 17, 2020

    Amazing Taylor Swift!

  6. WHERE IS SHE August 17, 2020

    She is the QUEEN.
    Bow down.

  7. Shayla Queen 👑 August 17, 2020

    I really do enjoy this album!

    • Fergalicious 💅 August 17, 2020

      Me too

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