AceShowbiz - Taylor Swift's "Reputation" continues to soar on Billboard 200. The sixth and latest studio album of the 27-year-old singer/songwriter tops the chart for the third week with 147,000 equivalent album units (down 43 percent), including 131,000 in traditional album sales, in the week ending November 30, according to Nielsen Music.
"Reputation" is the first set to score three weeks atop the list since Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN." did so in May. In fact, so far only four albums have spent three or more weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this year and they include "Reputation", "DAMN.", Drake's "More Life" and The Weeknd's "Starboy". Meanwhile, the last album by a woman to earn three weeks or more at No. 1 was Adele's "25" which debuted in 2015 and spent 10 nonconsecutive weeks in the penthouse.
Taylor's newest set will likely extend its stay on the top spot as its sales are expected to see a spike, particularly in streaming activity, on next week's chart. The album has only been made available in full through streaming services since December 1.
Back on this week's top 10, Pentatonix's Christmas album "A Pentatonix Christmas" jumps from No. 5 to No. 2 with 70,000 units (up 47 percent). It benefits from the premiere of the group's NBC special "A Very Pentatonix Christmas" on November 27 and sale pricing and promotion in the iTunes Store, where the album was marked down to $6.99.
At No. 3, Sam Smith's "The Thrill of It All" stays steady with 62,000 units (up 6 percent). Garth Brooks' "The Anthology: Part 1, The First Five Years" is also a non-mover at No. 4 with 57,000 equivalent album units (up 7 percent), all in traditional album sales.
Ed Sheeran's "Divide (division sign)" surges from No. 9 to No. 5 with 42,000 units (up 3 percent). Post Malone's "Stoney" is also up four positions from No. 10 to No. 6 with a little over 37,000 units (down 5 percent).
Just in time for the holiday season, Michael Buble's former No. 1 album "Christmas" is back to the top 10, rising from No. 23 to No. 9 with 34,000 units (up 61 percent). The only newcomer in the top 10 this week, Fabolous and Jadakiss' collaborative album "Friday on Elm Street" enters at No. 10 with 33,000 units, including 18,000 in traditional album sales. It marks the sixth top 10 effort for Fabolous and the fifth for Jadakiss.