Taylor Swift’s new album, ‘Lover’, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with the biggest week for any album since her last release, ‘reputation’, in 2017. In a single week, “Lover” netted 867,000 equivalent album units (679,000 of that were album sales) in the US.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 31, 2019
With “Lover” topping the charts, Swift has become the first female artist to have six different albums each sell at least 500,000 copies in a single week, Billboard added.
The singer also made UK history, becoming the only female with four UK number one albums in a decade. “Lover” joins Swift’s previous UK number one albums “Red,” 1989″ and “Reputation.
According to a press release, Lover “smashed the all-time pre-sale record at Target and eclipsed debut physical sales of Reputation. In addition, the album has hit #1 in 98 countries on iTunes. On the Spotify U.S. chart, every song debuted in the top 25 with 9 in the top 10. Lover also broke the global record as the ‘top album debut in the history of Amazon Music.'”
Taylor took to Twitter on Saturday to thank her fans.
“I just have to say to you guys, thank you so much for one of the best weeks of my life. I can’t thank you enough,” she said.