Taylor Swift’s acclaimed new album Reputation returned to Number One on the Billboard 200 as last-minute Christmas shopping propelled the year’s top-selling album back into the top spot on the North American charts.
Reputation added 107,000 total copies to its platinum-plus haul to spend a fourth week at No 1. Swift’s latest LP opened up with three straight weeks atop the album charts before hovering at Numbers Two and Three for the past three weeks, according to reports in Billboard.
Ed Sheeran’s Divide jumped two spots to No 2, selling a further 92,000 copies, with the album’s sales aided in part by Sheeran’s three-week Hot 100 reign for the single “Perfect.”
The Greatest Showman soundtrack also entered the Billboard Top 10 following the musical film’s release, with the album making a massive jump from No 63 last week up to Number 5 after the movie hit theaters across the States.
Huncho Jack, a collaboration between Travis Scott and Migos’ Quavo, and their new LP Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho became the lone new release to crack the Billboard Top 10. The album sold 90,000 total copies in its debut week, although 70,000 of the total came from streaming equivalent albums, or SEAs.
Eminem’s new album Revival dropped from No 1 to No 4 in its second week on the Billboard 200. The rest of the Top 10 were all returning albums with Pentatonix’s A Pentatonix Christmas at No 6, Sam Smith’s The Thrill of It All coming in at No 7, G-Eazy’s The Beautiful & Damned at N0 8, Kendrick Lamar’s Damn. Staying at No 9 and Post Malone’s Stoney finishing at Number 10.
According to predictions in Billboard, The first US Top 10 of 2018 is expected to remain largely unchanged as no major new releases arrived during the last sales week of 2017.
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