Taylor Swift’s sixth studio album, Reputation, finds her with the country’s best-selling album for the third consecutive week. Per Billboard, Swift’s sonic departure from her Country/Pop roots (that is almost certainly one, long audio sub directed at Kanye West), moved 147,000 equivalent album units during the week ending on November 30. Given that Reputation was just recently added to all streaming platforms December 1, it comes as no surprise that 131,000 of the reported album equivalent units were “traditional album sales.”
Reputation is the first album to top the charts for three weeks in a row since Swift’s “Bad Blood” collaborator Kendrick Lamar pulled off the feat in May with Damn. The Weeknd’s Starboy and Drake’s More Life also spent three weeks at the top spot on the charts, cementing their collective status as commercial juggernauts.
The U.K. has a strong presence on this week’s chart thanks to appearances from Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran. Smith’s The Thrill of it All is the third best selling album in the country with 62,000 units, while Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) moved 42,000 units to claim the fifth spot.
Lil Uzi Vert's Luv Is Rage 2 maintained a top 10 showing with 35,000 units.
The oft-delayed Friday on Elm Street collaboration by Fabolous and Jadakiss is the only new album to crack the top 10. The two New York veterans sold 33,000 album equivalent units during their debut week.
According to Keith Caulfield of Billboard, this is the sixth time Fab’s released a debut that charted within the top 10, while it’s the fifth for Jadakiss.
You can read the full highlights from the “Top 200 Albums Chart” via Billboard.