Taylor Swift dominates Billboard charts: ‘Midnights’ week 2 sales greater than top 7 combined?

TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 09: (NO COVERS) Taylor Swift attends 'In Conversation With... Taylor Swift' during the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 09, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift is on a roll and shows no signs of slowing down.

Swift’s latest album, “Midnights,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart after a massive rollout; it marks Swift’s biggest opening week of her career, with around 1.578 album-equivalent units, attributing a million units from pure album sales alone.

The album holds down the fort in its second week on the charts, remaining at the top of the genre-blending album charts.

According to Luminate, “Midnights” generated 342,000 album-equivalent units in its second week since its release on October 21, 2022.

There are 114,000 pure album sales, 224,000 streaming equivalent units, and 4,000 track equivalent units among the 342,000.

According to Billboard, “Midnights'” second-week sales rank third among this year’s biggest single-week debuts. The project’s first week tops the chart, followed by Harry Styles’ “Harry’s House” at 521,000 and, finally, the “Midnights” second week at 342,000. It outsold Beyonce’s “Renaissance” by 10,000 units, debuting at 332,000 on July 29, 2022.

According to the publication, the massive second-week sales outstripped the majority of the albums in the Billboard 200 Top 10.

With 81,000 units, Lil Baby’s “It’s Only Me” remains at No. 2, followed by Bad Bunny’s opus, “Un Verano Sin Ti,” with 62,000, and The Beatles’ “Revolver,” which returned to No. 4 with 54,000.

Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” is No. 5 with 41,000 units, The Weekend’s “The Highlights” is No. 6 with 41,000, and Baby Keem’s 37,000 units vaulted to No. 7 from No. 105 the previous week.

The combined album units for the six albums would only amount to 316,000 album-equivalent units, falling 8,000 units short of breaking Taylor Swift’s second-week records.

Swift dominates the Billboard Hot 100 charts, with four songs on the chart solely from “Midnights.”

“Anti-Hero,” which received a remix from Jack Antonoff earlier today, has remained at the top of the charts. Meanwhile, Rihanna’s “Wakanda Forever” anthem “Lift Me Up” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Meanwhile, Swift’s song “Lavander Haze” for boyfriend Joe Alwyn is at No. 6, with “Midnight Rain” at No. 7. “Bejeweled,” on the other hand, is at No. 9 thanks to its easter egg-filled music video.