Taylor Swift’s “Evermore” Returns to # 1 on Billboard 200 Chart
Always was the last number 1 five months ago, on the chart dated Jan. 16. It’s the first album to wait this long between weeks at No.1 since last November, when Luke Combs’ What you see is what you get returned to # 1 after almost a year. Always released in December 2020 and spent its first two weeks at No.1 on the charts on December 26, 2020 and January 2, 2021.
AlwaysThe 74-1 move is the biggest positional jump to No. 1 since the chart of Jan. 19, 2008, when Radiohead’s In the rainbows flew 156-1 after Street date violation sales pushed it onto the chart a week earlier. It should be noted that since In the rainbows hit n Â° 1, three albums have returns the graph at n Â° 1: that of Chris Stapleton Traveler (November 21, 2015), Prince’s The best of Prince (May 7, 2016) and Bon Jovi’s This house is not for sale (March 10, 2018).
Also in the new top 10: Juice WRLD’s Goodbye and good riddance jumps from 30 to 7 after its third anniversary reissue with two new tracks while DMX’s posthumous debut album, Exodus, inclines to n Â° 8.
The Billboard 200 rankings ranks the most popular albums of the week in the United States based on multimeter consumption measured in equivalent album units. Units include album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported official audio and video streams or 1,250 paid / subscription-on-demand generated by songs from a album. The new chart dated June 12, 2021 (where Always refers to n Â° 1) will be displayed in full on BillboardJune 8. For all the latest chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on Twitter and Instagram.
Of Alwaysof the 202,000 equivalent album units obtained during the follow-up week ending June 3, album sales include 192,000 (up 8,307%), SEA units include 9,000 (up 7%, or 12.4 million on-demand streams of songs on the album) and TEA units include a negligible amount. The majority of the album’s sales came from online sellers (136,000 out of 192,000), including Swift’s official online store.
As stated previously, Always broke the record for the best-selling week for a vinyl album in the United States since MRC Data began tracking sales in 1991. Released on May 28, the album’s vinyl edition sold at 40 000 copies in its first three days, and has sold 102,000 copies. in the week ending June 3. This breaks the MRC Data-era weekly sales record for a vinyl album, previously owned by senior executive Jack White Lazaretto, with 40,000 sales in the week ending June 15, 2014. (MRC Data began electronically tracking music sales in 1991, with the company known as SoundScan.)
Always was originally released digitally and via streamers on December 11, 2020, but its vinyl edition was not released until May 28. AlwaysS’s huge vinyl sales are aided greatly by five months of pre-orders in the bank, as the vinyl version of the album was announced in mid-December and went up for pre-order at the same time.
The LP was widely available at all retailers, and in two green color variants, along with a Target exclusive red vinyl. The latter was promoted in Target’s flyer (for $ 24.99) while the company also offered a 20% discount on the set (in-store) on June 3.
After a week, Always is the second best-selling vinyl album of 2021, behind Harry Styles’ one Fine line, with 109,000. Swift has two of the top 10 best-selling vinyl albums of 2021, as Folklore is No. 6, with 74,000 sold. (Folklore remains available exclusively on vinyl through Swift’s online store and through Target.)
While LP vinyl sales include 102,000 AlwaysOf the 192,000 sales for the week, CD sales contributed 69,000 (up 3,705%), digital downloads accounted for 21,000 (up 5,197%) and cassettes contributed just under. 1,000 (up 578%). AlwaysSales of s CDs were bolstered by the availability of signed CDs by Swift in its online store (which increased in pre-order earlier in May) and at independent retailers. AlwaysDigital album sales were boosted by the digital deluxe edition of the album, which retailed for $ 6.99 on iTunes and Swift’s online store from May 28 to June 2. Then, on June 3, the price of all digital versions of Always fell to $ 4.99, while Swift also showcased four “digitally signed fan edition” versions of the album on its online store, each with an alternate cover art and a new bonus track, the on-trend ’90s remix of “Willow”.
Always moves Olivia Rodrigo Sour, which drops to No. 2 in its second week with 186,000 units gained (down 37%). This is the first time in two years that women have found themselves No. 1 in a row since P! Nk’s Injury 2B Human debuted at No.1 on the May 11, 2019 leaderboard, replacing Billie Eilish’s When we all fall asleep, where do we go?, which posted its second non-consecutive week at No.1 on the May 4 chart.
While Sour is rocketed to No.2 on the Billboard 200, it does so with the third smallest percentage drop for a No.1 debut in 2021, after Justin Bieber’s Justice (down 35% in its second week) and Moneybagg Yo’s The pain of a gangsta (36.8%). Additionally, Sour is the first album in over a year to see its first two weeks each gain over 185,000 units. The last album to start this strong was Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal grip (288,000 and 247,000 in its first two weeks, respectively, on the charts March 21-28, 2020).
A trio of alumni # 1 follows Sour on the new Billboard 200, like J. Cole Off-season drops 2-3 (58,000 equivalent album units earned; down 37%), Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: the double album is a no-move at No. 4 (52,000; down 5%) and Moneybagg Yo’s The pain of a gangsta was stable at No. 5 (43,000; down 12%). Dua Lipa Nostalgia for the future moved up one place to No. 6 with 34,000 (down 2%).
WRLD juice Goodbye and good riddance returns to the top 10 for the first time in over 18 months, as the ensemble jumps from 30 to 7 after its third anniversary reissue on May 28 (32,000 equivalent album units earned, up 71% ). The set has been reissued with two bonus tracks: “734” and a remix of the single “Lucid Dreams” with Lil Uzi Vert. Goodbye peaked at # 4 on the chart dated August 11, 2018 and was last in the top 10 on the list dated December 21, 2019 (# 6).
DMX’s posthumous debut album, Exodus, debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 with 32,000 equivalent album units earned. Of this, SEA units include 16,000 (equivalent to 22.12 million on-demand streams of the album’s tracks), album sales include 14,000, and TEA units include 1,000. set includes an array of guest stars including Bono, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Lil Wayne, Moneybagg Yo, Nas, Snoop Dogg and Usher. Exodus marks DMX’s eighth album in the Billboard 200 top 10.
To complete the new top 10 of the Billboard 200, two former No.1s: The Weeknd’s After hours (12-9 with 30,000 equivalent album units; up 5%) and Luke Combs’ What you see is what you get (11-10 with 29,000; down 1%).