Taylor Swift is not guaranteed to top the album charts forever, but her latest album Paul McCartney and an Eminem Deluxe have made a strong debut since the re-release, dropping to second place at least in the second week before Christmas
Swift’s “Evermore” has collected 165,700 album units to top the Rolling Stone album chart in its second week. It includes 102,500 full album sales, which are very fast since its early week, as the CD version was available in stores for the first time in Week 2. Two bonus tracks debuted as part of the compact disc, a week after the digital premiere of the dazzling album. “Evermore” sold 10,600 standalone songs and recorded .6 76. song million song streams.
In second place, “McCartney III” debuted with 111,000 album units. It also had a very solid album sales of 86,600. Much of the authentic sales image can be attributed to McCartney’s marketing of the album with multiple album-covers and color-vinyl variants. “III” has the strongest album sales (3.6 million streams) and track sales (3,300), made for minimal streaming.
Eminem’s album may look like a new release after coming in third, but technically it wasn’t, although at full length itself, “Kill by Music – Side B” was released earlier this year to make his double-album. This is still the 46th week, officially still under the tag “Music to Kill Music”. The album unit of the week was 97,600. Broken, this includes 32,700 full album sales, 34,900 track sales (probably from buyers who wanted to immerse themselves in new songs selectively without having to repurchase the whole thing) and a stream of 67 million songs.
Along with accounting for these three chart leaders, the top 10 albums included Seasonal Rentals, Swift’s previous 2020 release, “Folklore, which fell to No. 7 in four rounds.” Twenty-two weeks after the charts, “Folklore” has managed to sell another 23,100 full albums as a result of the interest of the new sister album “Evermore” on its way to scoring 54,200 more album units.
With the release of the holidays, the top ten by Michael Bubble’s “Christmas” No. At number 26, Mariah Carey’s 26-year-old “Merry Christmas” filled in at No. 5 and Bing Crossby’s “White Christmas” filled in at number. During the seven-day period ending December 24, “The Best of Pentatonics Christmas,” a Charlie Brown Christmas, and Carrie Underwood’s 2020 Christmas album, “My Gift.”
The week before Christmas is usually seen as a weak time to bring new products to market, although McCartney and Eminem clearly disagree. (McCartney’s hand may be stressed; the album was originally set a week before the delay due to production issues.) Only two other albums to make their debut in the top 50 were NCT’s “The Second Album Resonance PT.” “Voice” at No. 2 (with 2, 100 album units) and No. 45 by Lil Durak.
In all, 25 of the top 50 albums of the week included a large Christmas song in the Holiday collection or catalog albums. It may make seasonal music impressive, but it’s still not as far behind in terms of Christmas music as the song chart (read a story on Maria-dominated rankings here).
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