Taylor Swift’s “Tortured Poets” Returns to No. 1 for Tenth Consecutive Week

Taylor Swift at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2024
Taylor Swift at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2024. Photo by David Fisher/Shutterstock (14325203sl)

Most artists never get to spend ten weeks at No. 1 with a single album, but Taylor Swift has done it for the third time! The Tortured Poets Department just scored its tenth consecutive week atop the Billboard 200 chart, becoming her third studio album to achieve this milestone.

The Tortured Poets Department returned to No. 1 during its tenth week on the chart, beating Gracie Abrams’ The Secret of Us to top the Billboard 200. It earned 115,000 equivalent album units this time around, including 87,000 SEA units (equaling 113.21 million on-demand official streams of the deluxe edition’s 31 songs), 28,000 in album sales, plus 1,000 TEA units.

Tortured Poets joins the original editions of 1989 and Fearless as Swift’s third album to spend at least ten weeks at No. 1. Whitney Houston, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and The Kingston Trio are the only acts to spend ten weeks atop the Billboard 200 chart with at least three albums before Swift, but she made history as the only artist to do so this century.

The Tortured Poets Department hit the shelves on April 19, and Swift promoted its release by dropping the double album edition The Anthology and the lead single “Fortnight” ft. Post Malone.