‘Reputation’ is her fifth No. 1 on the list, following ‘1989,’ ‘Red,’ ‘Speak Now’ and ‘Fearless.’
Taylor Swift’s Reputation blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 2017’s biggest week for an album, as the set earned 1.238 million equivalent album units in the week ending Nov. 16, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 1.216 million were in traditional album sales — the largest sales frame for an album since 2015.
Reputation is Swift’s sixth studio album and was released on Nov. 10 through Big Machine Records. It is her fifth No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Dec. 2-dated chart (where Reputation launches at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard’s websites on Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Reputation’s whopping 1.216 million sales figure is the biggest sales week of 2017, and the 10th largest sales week for any album since Nielsen Music began electronically tracking sales in 1991. Further, Reputation secures Swift her fourth million-selling week. She is the only artist in Nielsen Music history to achieve four million-selling weeks. (Previously, both Swift and Adele had three million-selling frames.)