‘folklore’ debuts at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart in the UK

Taylor earns her fifth consecutive chart-topping album in the UK with folklore! She’s the fifth female artist to reach this achievement, alongside Madonna and Celine Dion to name a few. Congrats Taylor!

The art of surprise has sent Taylor Swift straight to the top of this week’s Official Albums Chart as Folklore debuts at Number 1.

It earns Taylor her fifth consecutive chart-topping album in the UK, making her only the fifth female artist to score five or more UK Number 1 albums – joining Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion. View the acts with the most chart-topping albums in the UK.

Taylor’s eighth album was announced just hours before its release last week and tops the chart with streams and downloads only, notching up 37,000 chart sales. 67% of its week 1 total was streams, while 33% was downloads. In the process, Taylor claims the biggest week of album downloads this year, surpassing the opening week of Eminem’s Music To Be Murdered By.

Taylor’s previous UK Number 1 albums are Red (2012), 1989 (2014), Reputation (2017), and Lover (2019). 

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