Taylor Swift’s ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ dominates Billboard 200 for 7th week

Taylor Swift’s latest album, The Tortured Poets Department, continues its reign atop the Billboard 200 chart, securing a seventh consecutive week at No. 1, per billboard.com. The album earned 148,000 equivalent album units in the US during the week ending June 6, according to Luminate. This figure represents a 16% decrease from the previous week.

The Tortured Poets Department is the first album to maintain its No. 1 position for seven straight weeks since Morgan Wallen’s One Thing at a Time, which led the chart for 12 weeks in 2023. This achievement also marks a new personal best for Swift, as Poets surpasses her 2020 album Folklore, which topped the chart for six weeks before dropping to No. 5 in its seventh week.

In Swift’s illustrious career, The Tortured Poets Department now matches her album Red for the fourth-most weeks at No. 1. The only albums surpassing this record are 1989 and Fearless (each with 11 weeks) and Folklore (eight weeks).

Additionally, Swift extends her record for the most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 among solo artists, with a total of 76 weeks across her 14 chart-topping albums. Elvis Presley holds the second spot with 67 weeks. Swift is also tied with Jay-Z for the most No. 1 albums among solo artists.

Other notable entries in the top 10 include ATEEZ’s Golden Hour: Part.1 debuting at No. 2, marking the group’s fifth consecutive top 10 effort, and Shaboozey’s Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going entering at No. 5, his first charting album.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, including album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). For the latest chart news, follow Billboard on X and Instagram. The full June 15 chart will be available on Billboard’s website on June 11.

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