Taylor Swift Guidelines Billboard 200 for Third Week With ‘The Tortured Poets Division’

Taylor Swift Guidelines Billboard 200 for Third Week With ‘The Tortured Poets Division’

Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Division spends a 3rd straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart (dated Could 18), marking her first title to spend its first three weeks atop the chart since 2020’s Folklore spent its first six weeks at No. 1. (Between Folklore and the brand new album, Swift earned six No. 1 albums.) The Tortured Poets Division is the primary album to spend its first three weeks within the pole place since Travis Scott’s Utopia led in its first 4 weeks final summer season (Aug. 12-Sept. 2, 2023).


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The Tortured Poets Division earned 282,000 equal album items within the U.S. within the week ending Could 9 (down 36%), in accordance with Luminate. That marks the biggest third-week for any album since Swift’s personal Midnights clocked 299,000 items in its third body (Nov. 19, 2022-dated chart).

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Additionally within the high 10 of the brand new Billboard 200, Dua Lipa achieves her highest-charting album but, as Radical Optimism debuts at No 2. Plus, SEVENTEEN logs its fifth high 10-charting effort with the No. 5 arrival of SEVENTEEN Finest Album ’17 Is Proper Right here.’

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most well-liked albums of the week within the U.S. based mostly on multi-metric consumption as measured in equal album items, compiled by Luminate. Models comprise album gross sales, observe equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). Every unit equals one album sale, or 10 particular person tracks offered from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The brand new Could 18, 2024-dated chart will probably be posted in full on Billboard‘s web site on Could 14. For all chart information, observe @billboard and @billboardcharts on each X, previously often called Twitter, and Instagram.

Of The Tortured Poets Division’s third-week unit sum of 282,000, SEA items comprise 229,500 (down 30%, equaling 298.33 million on-demand official streams of the set’s songs), conventional album gross sales comprise 51,000 (down 53%) and TEA items comprise 1,500 (down 43%).

Swift provides her 72nd profession week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, extending her record among soloists (Elvis Presley has the second-most amongst soloists, with 67). The entire encompasses her 14 leaders. (She’s tied with Jay-Z for probably the most No. 1s amongst soloists.)

Dua Lipa scores her highest-charting album but on the Billboard 200 as her third studio effort, Radical Optimism, bows at No. 2. It enters with 83,000 equal album items earned — a private greatest for the singer-songwriter. Of its beginning sum, album gross sales comprise 51,500 (it’s the top-selling album of the week, and it’s Lipa’s greatest gross sales week ever), SEA items comprise 30,500 (equaling 39.7 million on-demand official streams of the album’s songs) and TEA items comprise 1,000.

The album’s gross sales had been bolstered by its availability throughout 20 bodily variants, all with the identical 11 songs. There have been 11 vinyl editions in assorted colours (one among which was signed, and most variants had been unique to particular retailers) and two cassette tapes. By way of CDs, there was a broadly obtainable normal CD with a lenticular cowl, after which a number of CD iterations offered completely in Lipa’s webstore (a signed normal CD, a zine CD bundle, and 4 deluxe CD boxed units — every containing a branded T-shirt and a CD, and two of the bins additionally included a signed artwork card).

As well as, the album was issued as a broadly obtainable normal 11-song digital obtain and a deluxe digital album with two stay bonus tracks offered completely in Lipa’s webstore.

Radical Optimism is Lipa’s second high 10-charting effort, following her sophomore set, 2020’s Future Nostalgia, which peaked at No. 3.

The brand new 11-song album was introduced on March 13 following two previously-released singles “Houdini” and “Coaching Season.” The previous dropped final November and peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Scorching 100 that month, whereas the latter topped out at No. 27 in March. A 3rd single, “Phantasm,” bowed at No. 43 on the chart dated April 27.

On the promotional entrance, Lipa opened each the Brit Awards (March 2) and the Grammy Awards (Feb. 4). On the previous, she carried out “Coaching Season,” whereas on the latter she offered a medley of “Coaching Season,” the Grammy-nominated Barbie soundtrack hit “Dance the Evening” and “Houdini.” On Could 4, a day after the album’s launch, Lipa hosted and carried out on NBC’s Saturday Evening Dwell, performing “Phantasm” and the album’s “Comfortable for You.” Additional, the entertainer was named to Time 100 record of probably the most influential individuals of 2024 (and appeared on the journal’s April 29 cowl), graced the covers of each Rolling Stone (for its February concern) and Elle (Could concern), sat down with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe for an hour-long interview (Could 1) and even went day drinking with Seth Meyers (Dec. 11, 2023).

Two former No. 1s are up subsequent on the Billboard 200, as Morgan Wallen’s One Factor at a Time is pushed down 2-3 regardless of a 3% achieve (to 71,000 equal album items) and Future and Metro Boomin’s We Don’t Belief You falls 3-4 (down 1% to 61,000 items).

SEVENTEEN collects its fifth high 10 on the Billboard 200, all consecutive, as SEVENTEEN Finest Album ‘17 Is Proper Right here’ debuts at No. 5. The retrospective compilation earned 53,000 equal album items in its first week. Of that sum, album gross sales comprise 49,000, SEA items comprise 4,000 (equaling 5.5 million on-demand official streams of the set’s songs) and TEA items comprise a negligible sum. The set’s gross sales had been supported by its availability throughout a dozen CD variants, all containing branded paper merchandise like posters and photocards (some randomized). Unique iterations had been offered by Barnes & Noble and Goal, whereas signed editions had been additionally obtainable.

Ye (previously Kanye West) and Ty Dolla $ign’s chart-topping Vultures 1 flies again into the highest 10, because it wings 52-6 following the set’s arrival on vinyl. The trouble earned 45,000 equal album items within the monitoring week (up 173%), whereas album gross sales comprising 31,000 of that sum (up 37,841%). Basically all of its gross sales had been from vinyl — almost 31,000, which marks the most important gross sales week on vinyl for each Ye and Ty Dolla $ign. The vinyl version of the album was completely offered by way of Ye’s official webstore, and was initially offered as a pre-order when the album was first launched on Feb. 10 (as a paid obtain and by way of streaming companies). At the moment, when prospects pre-ordered the vinyl, the webstore acknowledged the vinyl would ship in “2024.”

Wallen’s former No. 1 Harmful: The Double Album is squeezed 6-7 on the brand new Billboard 200, although with a 4% achieve (to 42,000 equal album items). Beyoncé’s chart-topping Cowboy Carter falls 4-8 with 41,000 items (down 21%), Noah Kahan’s Stick Season slips 5-9 with 40,000 items (down 2%) and SZA’s former chief SOS falls 9-10 with 39,000 (down 1%).

Luminate, the unbiased information supplier to the Billboard charts, completes an intensive evaluation of all information submissions utilized in compiling the weekly chart rankings. Luminate critiques and authenticates information. In partnership with Billboard, information deemed suspicious or unverifiable is eliminated, utilizing established standards, earlier than last chart calculations are made and printed.

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