Taylor Swift’s ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ Leads Billboard 200 for Sixth Week

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ Leads Billboard 200 for Sixth Week

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Taylor Swift’s 1989 (Taylor’s Version) nabs a sixth nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Jan. 13, 2024), as the set earned nearly 64,000 equivalent album units (down 35%), according to Luminate. Swift has four albums in the top 10 on the new chart, as her chart-topping Midnights, Lover and Folklore are found at Nos. 5, 6 and 10, respectively.

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With the new chart’s data reflecting the tracking week of Dec. 29, 2023-Jan. 4, 2024 — the first week after the Dec. 25 Christmas holiday — seasonal albums vacate the top 10 (and entire 200-position chart). A week ago, five holiday efforts populated the top 10.

Meanwhile, Republic Records claims the Billboard 200’s top six and a modern-era single-week record eight of the top 10.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units, compiled by Luminate. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold 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 new Jan. 13, 2024-dated chart will be posted in full on Billboard‘s website on Tuesday (Jan. 9). For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both X, formerly known as Twitter, and Instagram.

The top seven titles on the new Billboard 200 are all former chart-toppers, as, following 1989 (Taylor’s Version) at No. 1 are Morgan Wallen’s One Thing at a Time (rising 5-2 with nearly 64,000; up 6%); Drake’s For All the Dogs (6-3; 58,000, up 1%); Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday 2 (3-4; 57,000, down 13%); Swift’s Midnights (9-5; 46,000, down 13%); Swift’s Lover (11-6; 45,000, down 10%); and SZA’s SOS (13-7; 44,000, down 5%).

Noah Kahan’s Stick Season surges 18-8 with 42,000 equivalent album units earned (up 5%), Zach Bryan’s self-titled former No. 1 vaults 20-9 with 41,000 (up 9%), and Swift’s chart-topping Folklore flies 21-10 with 36,000 (down 3%).

Republic Records has a banner week in Billboard 200’s top 10, as the label is home to eight of the top 10 titles. Since Luminate’s electronically monitored music data began powering the chart on May 25, 1991, no label had previously held eight of the top 10 on the Billboard 200 simultaneously. Republic previously boasted seven of the top 10 on six different occasions — all in 2023. The company first claimed seven of the top 10 on the Feb. 18, 2023-dated chart.

Republic also stands tall on the new chart with the Nos. 1-6 titles, marking the second time that the label has achieved the feat. Republic, which formed in 1995, is the only label to have held the entire top six (since August 1963, when the chart combined its previously separate mono and stereo rankings into one overall chart) and last did so on the Dec. 9, 2023-dated list.

Luminate, the independent data provider to the Billboard charts, completes a thorough review of all data submissions used in compiling the weekly chart rankings. Luminate reviews and authenticates data. In partnership with Billboard, data deemed suspicious or unverifiable is removed, using established criteria, before final chart calculations are made and published.

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