Taylor Swift sets impressive record with ‘Lover’ as new album debuts atop Billboard chart
People sure love “Lover.”
The critically acclaimed new album by Taylor Swift made its debut atop the Billboard 200 chart and catapulted the pop superstar to an impressive new stratosphere.
“Lover,” which released on Aug. 23, became Swift’s sixth album to sell at least 500,000 copies in one week, making her the first female artist to accomplish that feat, according to Billboard. The only artist to hit that mark before Swift is Eminem.
Swift’s latest studio album ? her seventh overall ? tallied 679,000 album sales. Couple that with streaming numbers and the purchases of singles and “Lover” recorded a whopping 879,000 album-equivalent units in its first week.