For the second time, Taylor Swift holds both the Nos. 1 and 2 spots on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart, as Evermore is steady atop the list and her previous album, and former leader, Folklore rises 3-2.
Evermore sold 16,000 copies in the U.S. in the week ending Jan. 7 (down 40%), while Folklore sold 11,000 (down 37%).
Both albums decline in sales, as does every album in the top 10, as the chart comes down off its holiday shopping sales high during the Christmas season.
Swift was also Nos. 1 and 2 on the Dec. 26, 2020-dated chart, when Evermore debuted at No. 1 and Folklore jumped 11-2.
Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart ranks the top-selling albums of the week based only on traditional album sales. The chart’s history dates back to May 25, 1991, the first week Billboard began tabulating charts with electronically monitored piece count information from SoundScan, now MRC Data. Pure album sales were the measurement solely utilized by the Billboard 200 albums chart through the list dated Dec. 6, 2014, after which that chart switched to a methodology that blends album sales with track equivalent album units and streaming equivalent album units. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
NCT’s Resonance, Pt. 1 falls 2-3 on the latest Top Album Sales chart (10,000; down 45%), Harry Styles’ Fine Line lifs 5-4 (just over 9,000; down 17%) and Paul McCartney’s McCartney III dips 4-5 (9,000; down 48%).
Chris Stapleton’s Starting Over rises 7-6 (7,000; down 24%), Logic’s No Pressure returns to the top 10 with a 15-7 vault (just under 7,000; down 7%), Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D City ascends 9-8 (just over 6,000; down 25%) and AC/DC’s Power Up pounces back to the top 10 with a 14-9 jolt (just under 6,000; down 22%). Michael Jackson’s Thriller closes out the top 10, as it moonwalks 19-10 with 6,000 sold (down 8%).