As "Evermore" debuts atop the #Billboard200 and "Willow" atop the #Hot100, @taylorswift13 is the first artist in @billboardcharts history to debut at No. 1 on both charts simultaneously twice. https://t.co/P2tbhfI6n0— billboard (@billboard) December 21, 2020
Taylor 9th album "evermore" debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 329,000 equivalent album sales. Physical albums/CDs were not available last week for "evermore". Meanwhile, her previous album "folklore" jumped to #3 (from #11 last week) with 133,000 equivalent album units sale pricing and promotion in Swift’s official webstore of the Folklore vinyl LP (in assorted colored vinyl variants) and a signed CD edition of the album.
Kid Cudi's new album debuted at #2. Poor guy, who is label mates with Taylor (at Republic Records), must be pissed that he missed the #1 spot because of her surprise release.
Meanwhile, single "willow" from "evermore" debuted at #1, thanks to SEVEN versions of the song which were all discounted the past week (as low as $0.48).