Taylor Swift’s Evermore returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a fourth nonconsecutive week on top, as the set vaults 74-1 with 202,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending June 3 (up 1,709%), according to MRC Data. Of that sum, album sales comprise 192,000 (up 8,307%) — marking the biggest sales week of 2021. It surpasses the previous largest sales week of the year, when Swift’s Fearless (Taylor’s Version) sold 179,000 in its first week (chart dated April 24).
Evermore’s sales surge in the week ending June 3 was fueled by a number of drivers, including modern-era record-breaking vinyl LP sales (102,000), Swift-signed CDs and deep discounting on its digital album.
Meanwhile, with Evermore’s fourth nonconsecutive week at No. 1, Swift’s cumulative total weeks atop the Billboard 200, across all of her No. 1 albums, climbs to 53 weeks. She breaks out of a tie with Garth Brooks (52 weeks at No. 1) as the artist with the third-most weeks at No. 1. The Beatles have the most weeks at No. 1, with 132, while Elvis Presley is in second place with 67.