Taylor Swift (‘Tortured Poets Department’) spends 2nd week at #1 on Billboard 200 albums chart

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Taylor Swift‘s record-breaking debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart with “The Tortured Poets Department” has unsurprisingly been followed by a second week on top. In fact, its first week was so massive that even with a second week drop of 83%, nothing else even came close. It achieved 439,000 equivalent album units for the tracking week that ended May 2 based on its combined record sales, individual track sales and online streams. Read more about this week’s chart here at Billboard.com.

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Those 439,000 album units mark the biggest second week for an album since Adele‘s “25” achieved more than a million in its second week in 2015. Coming in a distant second on this week’s chart, though with a gain of nine-percent, was Morgan Wallen‘s “One Thing at a Time” with 69,000 album units. Dropping a spot to third place was Metro Boomin and Future‘s collaboration “We Don’t Trust You” with 61,000 units. Beyonce‘s “Cowboy Carter” is down one position to number-four with 52,000 units. And rounding out the top-five was Noah Kahan‘s sleeper hit “Stick Season” with 41,000 units.

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In our weekly predictions contest, the vast majority of game players correctly bet that “Tortured Poets Department” would remain at number-one and would achieve more than 300,000 album units. But only one of us anticipated that “One Thing at a Time” would bounce all the way back up to second position. Our consensus was correct about “We Don’t Trust You” at number-three, however, while 11 people were right about “Cowboy Carter” at number-four. Lastly, the lion’s share of users got “Stick Season” right at number-five. Ultimately, one user got a perfect score answering this week’s six prediction questions — the lone soul who predicted “One Thing at a Time” at number-two was right about everything else too. How did you do forecasting this week’s chart? Find out here.

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