Taylor Swift’s Folklore becomes first album to hit over a million sale in 2020

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Taylor Swift

American singer and songwriter, Taylor Swift’s latest album Folklore has broken the record of the first album to sell more than a million copies in 2020.

Swift took her fans by surprise when she launched her eighth album, which was recorded during the lockdown, in August.

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Folklore album returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for an eighth non-consecutive week (on the chart dated Oct. 31).

According to Billboard, Folklore sold 57,000 copies in the US last week, bringing its total to 1.038 million.

Folklore was released on July 24 and debuted atop the Aug. 8-dated Billboard 200. Swift’s last album, Lover, released on Aug. 23, 2019, was the only album to sell a million in the U.S. in 2019. It sold 1.09 million that year, of its now-total 1.22 million.

Folklore and Lover are the only albums released in 2019 and 2020 to sell a million copies in the U.S.

Folklore is the star’s ninth album to reach that milestone – with all eight of her studio albums, along with her Christmas release The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection, each selling more than a million.

Here’s a look at all of Swift’s million-selling albums, in order of release: Taylor Swift (2006, 5.75 million sold to date), The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection (2007, 1.08 million), Fearless (2008; 7.21 million), Speak Now (2010, 4.71 million), Red (2012, 4.49 million), 1989 (2014, 6.25 million), Reputation (2017, 2.28 million), Lover (2019, 1.22 million) and Folklore (2020, 1.04 million). [Billboard]

 

 

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