Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart


The singer-songwriter's sixth album shifted 1.216 million, Billboard reports, to debut at the summit of the Billboard 200 chart.

That makes Reputation the highest-selling album in America since Adele moved more than three million copies of 25 back in 2015.

Her label Big Machine reported that a further 905,000 copies were sold worldwide, 84,000 of which were in the United Kingdom, which gives it the sixth-largest first week United Kingdom sales of the year, behind albums by Sam Smith, Liam Gallagher, Take That, Rag'N'Bone Man and Swift's friend Ed Sheeran, who sold 671,000 copies of ÷ in the first week of its release.

Elsewhere, Reputation landed at Number 1 in a further nine countries, including Australia, where it dethroned P!nk's Beautiful Trauma. She is now the only artist in Nielsen Music history to achieve four million-selling weeks. Further, Reputation secures Swift her fourth million-selling week. That total comfortably beats the 931,000 copies of ÷ sold by Ed Sheeran since he released it in early March.

Taylor Swift's Reputation album has soared to Number 1 in America with huge opening week sales. And then there are the two volumes of me-focused magazines she put out through Target, which come bundled with the album, thus encouraging fans to buy it twice. It is also the tenth biggest debut week since Nielsen began tracking. That's the biggest week for a physical album since Adele's 25 sold 1.03 million copies on CD and vinyl LP in the week ending December 24, 2015 - its fifth week of release.

Reputation's overall album sales were likely enhanced to a degree by how the full album was not available on streaming services during release week.