Taylor Swift’s new album, Lover, blasts in at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart with the first week sales of 867,000 EAU in US. Of that sum, 679,000 were in pure album sales. Swift becomes the first woman to have 6 different albums each sell at least 500,000 copies in a single week.
The only other act to do so is Eminem. Em previously managed the half-million one-week pure sales feat with the debut weeks of The Marshall Mathers LP, The Eminem Show, Encore, Relapse, Recovery and The Marshall Mathers LP2.