It’s been half a year since Taylor Swift shared her surprise album Evermore with the world, but that’s not stopping her from topping the charts. This record returned to the no. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart for its fourth week following its vinyl release.
The delayed release of vinyl copies was caused by the album’s surprise release because physical editions take more time to manufacture. Evermore originally hit the shelves last December, but its vinyl version only came out on May 28th and significantly aided its chart performance.
With the 202,000 equivalent album units earned in the week following its vinyl release, Evermore topped the Billboard 200 chart for its fourth week. Billboard also reported that it broke the record for the largest sales week for a vinyl album in the modern era.
In addition to vinyl sales, Billboard also credited the sale of Swift-signed CDs and discounting on its digital album for Evermore’s return to no. 1. The rest of this week’s Billboard 200 chart mostly consisted of past no. 1 albums, including Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour and J. Cole’s The Off-Season.