Taylor Swift’s latest album Evermore easily debuted atop the Billboard 200, and no other new release could rival it during its second week on the chart. This surprise album returned to the no. 1 spot for the second week in a row.
Evermore originally came out on December 11th, as a follow-up and “sister record” to Swift’s previous album Folklore. During its second week on the chart, it earned 169,000 equivalent album units, easily beating all the other new albums that recently hit the shelves.
Paul McCartney’s latest album McCartney III debuted at the second spot, with 107,000 equivalent album units sold. It was closely followed by Eminem’s previous no. 1 record Music to Be Murdered By, which owes its surge to the recent deluxe reissue.
Despite her return to the top spot on the Billboard 200, Swift failed to replicate the same success on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her latest single “Willow” fell from the top spot to no. 38, marking the greatest fall from no. 1 in the history of this chart.