Taylor Swift's 'Folklore' breaks top-selling album record

Carla Harmon
January 13, 2021

The album finished the year with nearly 2.3 album units.

The 31-year-old's eighth studio album sold 1.276million from its release in late July, through the end of the year, also making it the only album to sell at least a million copies, according to MRC Data.

Her four other albums that hit the milestone are her 2019 album Lover, her 2017 album Reputation, her 2014 album 1989 and her 2009 album Fearless.


"Evermore" has been on top for three of the four weeks it's been out, and reasserted its dominance this week with 53,800 album equivalent units in a mostly sluggish post-holiday season.

Five months prior, Swift dropped "Folklore", which captured the No. 1 spot on multiple Billboard charts, becoming the top-selling album of the year and breaking more records.

Nonetheless, to be reasonable, two of those distinctions were from Adele's sophomore album "21", which was a top dealer in both 2011 and 2012.


Snapped together for the first time possibly in public, Taylor Swift gave a sneak peek into her romance with boyfriend Joe Alwyn as the duo took a winter stroll in London. Swift's second surprise album, released in December, Evermore, brought even more tears to our eyes as haunting tunes and meditative lyrics brought Swift's stories to life.

"The evermore deluxe album with 2 bonus tracks "right where you left me" and "it's time to go" is now available!" the performer wrote in a January 8 Instagram post. The two in fact have been writing songs and discussing music among other things during this lockdown time.


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