Taylor Swift’s Folklore, the eighth studio album in the popular American singer-songwriter's discography remains the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 albums chart. This marks the third time the album has held this position in just as many weeks, making its first album by a woman to spend its first three weeks following its release on the No. 1 position on the Billboard since 2018.
Released on the 24th of July, the surprise album made an impressive equivalent of X sales in the US in the very first week.
Folklore is the fourth album to hold the No. 1 position on the Billboard this year, coming after Lil Baby’s My Turn, The Weekend’s After Hours, and Roddy Ricch’s Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial; which spent five, four, and three weeks on the No. 1 spot respectively. Folklore is also the first female album to hold the No. 1 position for up to 3 weeks since Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Got its third (though nonconsecutive) week at the No. 1 position on the 18th of July, 2019.
Folklore also sets the record of being the first album by a woman to spend the first three weeks after its release at the No. 1 position on the Billboard since Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s joint project A Star is Born. A Star is Born held the No. 1 position for the first three weeks after its release from (Oct. 20-Nov. 3, 2018) as well as for one more week on the March 9, 2019 chart.