Taylor Swift’s “Lover” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard

Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards. Photo by John Salangsang/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9919915hb)

Taylor Swift achieves a sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 Chart with Lover. 

According to Billboard, 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.

Lover marks so many achievements and milestones for the singer — it marks the biggest week for any album since her last release, reputation, in 2017. The pop icon is 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. 

Lover follows five other No. 1’s for Swift: reputation, 1989, Red, Speak Now, and Fearless.

Lover is Swift’s first release since signing to Republic Records, an imprint of the giant Universal Music Group.

Also on the Billboard 200 Chart this week is Young Thug’s So Much Fun at No. 2, Brockhampton’s Ginger opened at No. 3, and Jeezy’s TM104: The Legend of the Snowman started at No. 4. Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You rounded out the top five.