Taylor Swift’s ‘Tortured Poets Department’ Album Soars to 2 Million U.S. Sales – Find Out Why Fans Can’t Get Enough!

Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department has achieved a remarkable feat by surpassing 2 million in U.S. album sales in just two weeks since its release, as reported by Luminate. This marks her 11th album to reach this milestone, a true testament to her enduring popularity among music enthusiasts. It’s important to note that album sales encompass both digital downloads and physical formats such as CDs, cassette tapes, and vinyl LPs.

In the week ending on May 2, The Tortured Poets Department sold 107,000 copies, representing a 94% decrease from its debut week when it sold 1.914 million copies. Despite the decline in weekly sales, the album has made quite an impact, with a total of 2.021 million copies sold within its first two weeks. Impressively, this accounts for 8.4% of all U.S. album sales so far this year, totaling 24.05 million.

The Tortured Poets Department has etched its name in music history by becoming the first album to achieve sales of over 2 million copies in its first two weeks since Adele’s monumental release, 25, which sold 4.49 million copies in the same timeframe back in 2015. On Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart dated May 11, The Tortured Poets Department continues to reign supreme at No. 1 for the second consecutive week.

Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart ranks the best-selling albums each week based solely on traditional album sales, aligning with a historical tradition dating back to May 25, 1991. Initially focused only on pure album sales, the chart evolved on Dec. 6, 2014, to incorporate a blend of album sales, track equivalent album units, and streaming equivalent album units, setting a new standard within the industry. For all the latest chart updates, stay connected with @billboard and @billboardcharts on Twitter and Instagram.

The rest of the top 10 on the Top Album Sales chart is bustling with fresh debuts and returns, highlighted by Grateful Dead’s Dave’s Picks, Volume 50: The Palladium, New York, NY – 5/3/77 making a grand entrance at No. 2 with 20,000 units sold in its debut week.

Lafey’s Bewitched storms back onto the chart at a new peak of No. 3, amassing 15,000 sales due to a deluxe reissue titled Bewitched: The Goddess Edition, inclusive of four bonus tracks and released across various formats including vinyl, CD, cassette, digital download, and streaming platforms.

The top six positions witness a flurry of debuts, with Yung Bleu’s Jeremy at No. 4 (13,000 units), Luke Hemmings’ Boy at No. 5 (10,000 units), and St. Vincent’s All Born Screaming entering at No. 6 with nearly 10,000 units sold.

Swift’s classic album 1989 (Taylor’s Version) slips to No. 7 (9,000; down 35%) while Lover descends to No. 8 (8,000; down 42%). ILLIT’s Super Real Me secures a debut at No. 9 with nearly 8,000 sales, and TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s minisode 3: TOMORROW climbs to No. 10 with 7,000 units sold, marking a 25% decrease from the previous week.

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