Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ becomes first million-selling album of 2020 in US

American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift’s Folklore album returned to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for an eighth non-consecutive week (on the chart dated October 31), becoming the first album to sell a million copies in the US in 2020.

According to Billboard, with another 57,000 copies sold in the US in the tracking week ending October 22 (according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data), Folklore’s total album sales jump past 1 million (to 1.038 million), making it the first album to sell a million copies in 2020.

Released on July 24, Folklore debuted atop the August 8-dated Billboard 200. Swift’s last album, Lover, released on August 23, 2019, sold 1.09 million that year, of its now-total 1.22 million.

Both Folklore and Lover are the only albums released in 2019 and 2020 to sell a million copies in the U.S.

As per Billboard, Folklore is the 30-year-old singer’s ninth album to sell at least 1 million copies in the US. Those nine albums include all eight of her studio efforts, along with her Christmas release The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection.