Taylor Swift breaks record for best-selling album for the 5th time
For the fifth time, Swift won the best-selling album of the year in the United States, according to Billboard.
The music charts ranking outlet analyzed the sales figures of MRC Data – the leader music sale data platform under Nielsen.
Swift’s 2020 hit album “Folklore” reportedly sold 1.276 million copies between its July 24 and December 31 release.
Her other four albums to reach this milestone include her 2019 album “Lover”, which sold for 1.09 million; his 2017 album “Reputation”, which sold for 1.9 million; her 2014 album “1989”, which sold 3.66 million; and her 2009 album “Fearless”, which sold for $ 3.22 million.
Swift’s latest album, “Evermore”, was released on December 11 and has sold 283,000 copies starting Thursday – making it the # 10 best-selling album of 2020. It’s not immediately clear if the album will gain momentum over time.
The other eight bestsellers for 2020 were BTS’s “Map of the Soul: 7”. “After Hours” by The Weeknd, “Fine Line” by Harry Styles, “When we all fall asleep, where do we go? By Billie Eilish, “Chromatica” by Lady Gaga, “Legends Never Die” by Juice WRLD, “Manic” by Halsey and “Music to be Murdered By” by Eminem.
Over the past decade, Adele has given Swift, who is 31, a run for her money with the British singer being honored three times with the title of the best-selling album.
However, to be fair, two of those honors came from Adele’s second album “21”, which was a bestseller in 2011 and 2012. Adele’s third bestseller came in 2015 with her album “25” .
Overall, Swift has produced nine studio albums and sold over 50.1 million copies. This number does not take into account sales or downloads of Swift live albums, compilation albums, or extended plays.
Since the beginning of January, Forbes Swift’s estimated net worth is around $ 365 million.