It’s official! Taylor Swift achieves a sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 Chart with Lover.
According to multiple sources, Lover earned 867,000 equivalent album units in the US in the week ending August 29, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 679,000 were in album sales. This marks the biggest week for any album since her last release, reputation, in 2017, even though sales fell short of a million. Swift’s reputation debuted with 1.238 million units in its first week, of which 1.216 million were in album sales.
Lover follows five other No. 1’s for Swift: reputation, 1989, Red, Speak Now, and Fearless.
The album marks another big milestone for the pop icon as she is now officially the only woman artist with six albums to sell at least half a million copies in a single week. She’s also officially tied with Lady Gaga for the most No. 1s this decade.