Taylor Swift’s Evermore Returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Charts, Marks the Biggest Week of Sales of 2021
Taylor Swift Evermore has success in the charts.
The 31-year-old pop megastar’s latest album — which originally debuted in December 2020 — has returned to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart for a fourth non-consecutive week at the top.
As the talented star sold 192,000 copies according to MRC Data, it marks the biggest sales week of 2021, even surpassing the previous big sales week of the year as Swift’s Fearless (Taylor’s Version) sold 179,000 in the first week of late April.
Evermore’s fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1 places her cumulative total weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 in her entire discography at 53 weeks when she passed Garth Brooks who has had 52 weeks.
Top of her game: Taylor Swift’s album Evermore – which originally debuted in December 2020 – has returned to the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart for a fourth non-consecutive week
She now has the third most cumulative weeks with No. 1 albums behind Elvis Presley with 67 and The Beatles with 132.
Swift’s latest surge in album sales has come from multiple avenues, including record sales of modern-era vinyl LPs (102,000), Swift-signed CDs, and massive discounts on the digital album.
Just days ago, it was reported that Swift’s triumphant ninth studio album broke the record for the largest single-week vinyl album sale in the United States.
Grammy winner Folklore’s sister record, which was released in 2020, succeeded in just three days.
Good luck! Just days ago, it was reported that Swift had broken the record for the largest single-week vinyl album sales in the United States with her triumphant ninth studio album.
According to MRC Data, the album moved as many as 40,000 copies between May 28 and May 30.
Taylor caught up with Jack White’s Lazaretto LP, which sold the same amount of vinyl in one whole week, ending June 15, 2014.
The Shake It Off singer also broke several records with her previous album Folklore, including the Guinness World Record for the largest opening day of an album by a female artist on Spotify.
She previously admitted that she liked the “escapism” that came with writing “imaginary or non-imaginary stories” on the two albums, which deal with rejected marriage proposals, infidelity, revenge and murder.
Prior to Evermore’s release, she wrote on social media: “Just to make it clear, we just couldn’t stop writing songs. To put it more poetically, it feels like we were standing on the edge of the folkloric woods and had a choice: turn around and go back or travel further into the woods of this music.
Cover art: The Grammy winner’s 31-year-old sister record of Folklore, which was released in 2020, managed in just three days
“We chose to delve deeper in and my collaborators and I are proud to announce that my 9th studio album and the sister album of folklore is here. It is mentioned more and more.
‘I’ve never done this before. In the past, I’ve always treated albums as one-off eras and moved on to planning the next one as soon as an album was released. There was something different about folklore.’
She continued: “When making it, I felt less like I was leaving and more like I was returning. I loved the escapism I found in these imaginary/non-imaginary stories.
“I loved the way you welcomed the dreamscapes and tragedies and epic stories of love lost and found. So I just kept writing them. And I loved making these songs with Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff, WB and Justin Vernon.
‘This time we also welcomed some new (and old) friends to our musical kitchen table…’
She went on to detail the stories woven into her new songs, saying, “Before I knew it there were 17 stories, some of which are mirrored or intersecting.
The one about two young con men who fall in love while loitering in posh resorts trying to score rich romantic beneficiaries. The one where old college sweethearts had very different plans for the same night, one to end it and one that brought a ring.
“Dorothea, the girl who left her small town to pursue Hollywood dreams – and what happens when she returns for the holidays and rediscovers an old flame.”
Achievement: According to MRC Data, the album moved a whopping 40,000 copies between May 28 and May 30
She added: ‘The “happily ever after” anthology of broken marriages, including infidelity, ambivalent tolerance and even murder. The most just motive, to avenge the fallen.
“The realization that perhaps the only path to healing is to wish good luck to the one who took it from you. One starring my grandmother, Marjorie, who still visits me sometimes… if only in my dreams.
‘I wanted to surprise you with this in the week of my 31st birthday. You were all so caring, supportive and thoughtful about my birthdays and this time I wanted to give you something!
She concluded, “I also know that this holiday season will be lonely for most of us and if there are any of you who turn to music to cope with missing loved ones like me, this is for you.” (sic)
Record holder: Taylor has caught up with Jack White’s Lazaretto LP, which sold the same amount of vinyl in one whole week, ending June 15, 2014