Taylor Swift Again Has Half the Week's Top-10 Albums

Taylor Swift again dominates Billboard's Top Album Sales chart with five titles on Dec. 23. She's had at least half of the top 10 five times, three of them this month.

Luminate reports that 1989 (Taylor's Version), her latest album, charted at No. 2 with 65,000 sales (up 21%) in the week of Dec. 14.

Folklore rebounds 5-4 (24,000; up 17%), Midnights 8-5 (24,000; up 29%), Speak Now (Taylor's Version) 7-6 (22,000; up 15%), and Lover 12-8 (20,000; up 50%) return to the top 10. The five past No. 1s all saw rises thanks to vinyl sales during the holidays.

Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday 2 launches at No. 1 with 92,000 sales, joining Swift in the top 10. As previously reported, that was the best sales week for a female rap album in the 2020s and an R&B/hip-hop album in 2023. 

Billboard's Top Album Sales chart only takes into account traditional album sales. Billboard began tabulating charts with electronically monitored piece count data from SoundScan, now Luminate, on May 25, 1991. 

The Billboard 200 albums chart used album sales alone until Dec. 6, 2014, when it began combining album sales with track equivalent album units and streaming equivalent album units.

Overall album sales are 99.256 million (up 6.2% from last year). Physical album sales are 81.604 million (up 10.3%) and digital album sales are 17.652 million (down 9.2%).

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