Taylor Swift's latest album, Evermore, has passed the 1 million mark in its first week of sales, according to a press release from her label, Republic Records. The surprise second body of work from the singer and songwriter has amassed half a billion worldwide streams as well.
Evermore ranked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and was Taylor's second chart-buster in five months and third No. 1 in 16 months. The second and third bodies of work that also took the top rank are titled Folklore and Lover. Taylor had accomplished this blockbuster feat six times prior with Fearless, Speak Now, RED, 1989, and Reputation.
Evermore's predecessor and sister-work Folklore will close out 2020 as the No. 1 selling collection of the year, per the press release. Thus far, sales of Folklore have surpassed approximately 4 million around the globe. Evermore dropped nearly five months after its sister body of music also charted at the top. Additionally, the press notes mentioned that this marked the shortest gap between new No. 1 compilations by a female artist since the Billboard 200 tally became a regularly published weekly chart in March 1956.
Evermore will more than likely experience a second week of popularity, as reported by Variety, and remain at its peak position after the inclusion of sales tallies of the CD version, which includes two bonus tracks. A hard copy of Evermore was not made available for purchase in stores until one week after its songs debuted on streaming services.
Taylor also treated her followers to a new video from Evermore called "Willow." Prior to its midnight drop on December 11, Taylor teased her Instagram followers with 15 separate posts where she shared new photographs and stories regarding the compilation of tunes. She began posting early in the hours of December 10 and continued until the new music was shared, reported The Inquisitr.
In a passionate Instagram post seen here, Taylor explained that she had a burst of creative energy and expressed her elation regarding the release of her ninth studio work. Her statement has already earned well over 3 million likes thus far. Taylor explained in the caption of the share that she could not stop writing songs.
Taylor posted a stunning black-and-white image on December 16, seen here, where she touted the "Willow Moonlit Witch Version" of the album.
"Ever find yourself waiting for the signal & meeting someone after dark & happening upon a majestic coven in the woods? Me neither," she penned in the caption.