AceShowbiz - Taylor Swift nabs another No. 1 album with her latest effort "Reputation", which debuts atop the Billboard 200 chart. The set, which made its way out to stores on November 10 via Big Machine Records, racked up 1.238 million equivalent album units, including 1.216 million in traditional album sales in the week ending November 16, according to Nielsen Music.
"Reputation" traditional album sales mark the biggest sales week of the year as well as the 10th largest sales week since 1991. Moreover, it sets Swift's fourth million-selling week following "1989" (1.287 million), "Red" (1.208 million) and "Speak Now" (1.047 million), making her the only artist in Nielsen Music history to achieve four million-selling weeks. Taylor was previously tied with Adele with three million-selling frames.
On the other hand, the album's debut sales sum is the largest week for any album since Adele's "25" launched at No. 1 with 3.378 million units on November 25, 2015. The set also becomes the best-selling album of the year as it defeated the total sales of this year's previous best seller, Ed Sheeran's "Divide (division sign)", which sold a total of 931,000 units.
Back to Billboard 200 chart, Sam Smith's "The Thrill of It All" drops one spot to No. 2 in its second week. The set sold additional 66,000 units. Trailing behind is Chris Brown's "Heartbreak on a Full Moon", which stays steady at No. 3 with 51,000 units. Post Malone's "Stoney", meanwhile, returns to its peak at No. 4 with 39,000 units.
Ed's "Divide (division sign)" soars from No. 10 to No. 5 with just under 39,000 units. 21 Savage, Offset and Metro Boomin's collaborative album "Without Warning" descends one spot to No. 6 with 37,000 units, while Maroon 5's "Red Pill Blues" drops five spots to No. 7 in its second week with 36,000 units.
Swift is not the only musician who debuts on this week's top 10. Rock band Evanescence arrives at No. 8 with its latest effort "Synthesis". The set racked up 34,000 equivalent album units, including 30,000 in traditional album sales. Closing out the top 10 for this week are Kenny Chesney's "Live in No Shoes Nation", which dips to No. 9 with 33,000 units, and Blake Shelton's "Texoma Shore", which falls six spots to No. 10 with 32,000 units.