For the 85th week in a row, Taylor Swift is leading the pack on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Nov. 18). With her latest rerecorded album, 1989 (Taylor’s Version), and a total of nine albums on the Billboard 200, as well as 16 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, Swift continues to dominate the music scene. Meanwhile, a K-pop star has hit a new No.2 high, and the late Buffett re-enters the charts at No. 7.
Taylor Swift’s re-recorded album, 1989 (Taylor’s Version), has maintained its position at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for the second week in a row. It earned 245,000 album units in its second week, as reported by Luminate. The album had an impressive debut, earning 1.653 million album units, the highest one-week total since Adele’s 25 in 2015, which earned 3.482 million album units during its debut week.
Let’s take a look at the list of albums that Taylor Swift currently has on the Billboard 200 chart. At the top spot is “1989 (Taylor’s Version)”, followed by “Midnights” at No. 9, “Lover” at No. 11, “Folklore” at No. 15, “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” at No. 20, “Reputation” at No. 24, “Red (Taylor’s Version)” at No. 25, “Evermore” at No. 27, “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” at No. 51, and “1989” at No. 53. As for her songs, Swift has a total of 16 tracks on the Hot 100, with 15 of them from “1989 (Taylor’s Version)”. Her other song on the chart, “Cruel Summer” from 2019’s “Lover”, has rebounded to take the top spot for the third week in a row.
Jung Kook has made an impressive leap on the Artist 100 chart, jumping from the 100th position all the way to second place, making history with the biggest rise in the chart’s almost 10-year history. This incredible feat is attributed to the release of his first solo album, Golden, which debuts at number two on the Billboard 200 with 210,000 units sold. The album’s single, “Standing Next to You,” also enters the charts, debuting at number five on the Hot 100. This marks Jung Kook’s sixth solo entry outside of BTS, and his third top 10 hit, following the success of “Seven,” featuring Latto, which hit number one, and “3D,” with Jack Harlow, which reached number five.
In addition, the recently departed Jimmy Buffett makes a comeback on the Artist 100 chart, taking the 7th spot thanks to his latest album, Equal Strain on All Parts. The album debuts at number 6 on the Billboard 200 chart with an impressive 53,000 units sold, making it his 14th album to enter the top 10. The Artist 100 index assesses an artist’s overall activity across various metrics of music consumption, combining factors such as album and track sales, radio airplay, and streaming data to offer a comprehensive weekly rating of their popularity.