Taylor Swift Makes Billboard History As ‘Folklore’ Blasts To #1 With Biggest Sales Debut Of 2020

Published: Sunday 2nd Aug 2020 by Sam

Taylor Swift has done it again.

The Pop titan has premiered atop of the Billboard 200 with new album ‘Folklore’ and has made chart history in the process.

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The LP – which was announced just a few hours before its release – opens at #1 with a gargantuan 846,000 units sold.

Swift’s incredible feat renders her the only artist in history to have seven albums sell half a million copies of a studio album in a week.

Additionally, ‘Folklore’ serves as the singer’s seventh consecutive #1 entry on the Top 200 and 6th consecutive studio album with over 800,000 albums in the first week.

On home soil, the ‘Cardigan’ led album benefitted in earnest from a broad number of retail configurations – including cassettes, vinyls, and a wide variety of alternate collectible covers.

Globally, the project has already become the best selling album of the year after amassing over 2 million in sales worldwide (and half a billion streams).  

The cherry on top? ‘Folklore’ becomes the biggest album debut by an artist since… Swift’s own ‘Lover’ LP landed 11 months ago.

Suffice to say, there’s no denying her potency.

Congrats.

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[Photo Credit: Republic Records / Beth Garrabrant]

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  1. Shayla Queen 👑 August 2, 2020

    Bye Beyoncé 🤣🤣🤣

    • You’ll Gag August 2, 2020

      You’ve been saying that for a long time now…you’ll be saying it every time she comes out with music lol dumbass …

  2. Fierce August 2, 2020

    She truly the music industry.You all can argue that for all I care cos I don’t even read comments after dropping mine….

    • Swifter2020 August 3, 2020

      I agree with you.

  3. Susan August 2, 2020

    Bye Lady Gaga AKA FlopGa! She thought she’d have the biggest album by a female in 2020 🤣 Congrats Taylor on solidifying that FlopGa is nothing in 2020 without Ariana Grande.

    • Gworl Bye August 2, 2020

      Girl sit down, Gaga still has the second biggest debut of the year by a female and did that before she even released the single with ariana. You sound stupid and bitter lol.

  4. FLOP IS KING August 2, 2020

    lmaoooo roach is about to make history too, first artist to flop the same album twice in one year, and the first artist to flop 4 albums in a row lmfaoooooo!

  5. Swifter2020 August 2, 2020

    This is one of the reason why Kanye didn’t drop his album and sent him into a meltdown. He couldn’t compete. Great album and congratulations Taylor. She’s in her 8th studio album, and still able to pull this type of number is legendary.

    • Fenty Beauty August 5, 2020

      🤣 😂😂😂😂😂😂🤪

  6. Dc August 2, 2020

    Beyoncé who lol

  7. Shawn August 2, 2020

    I’m not a fan of her music but this is very impressive Congrats!! I’m shocked she pulled these numbers on her 8th album. Taylor has some very loyal fans, again impressive.

    • Fenty Beauty August 5, 2020

      Agreed

  8. TRANS RACIAL QUEEN August 3, 2020

    Well done Taylor Swift!

  9. Fancy BISH August 3, 2020

    You go Miss Flavor.

  10. Fenty Beauty August 5, 2020

    Good job Taylor Swift! Congratulations

  11. PinotNoir August 9, 2020

    👍 #’s pre-bundle annulment 👀

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