Friday, July 12, 2024

Taylor Swift Didn’t Perform at the Grammys But She Sold the Most Albums This Week, Edging out Rihanna


Taylor Swift has got this game down cold.

She didn’t sing at the Grammys two weeks ago, but this past week she sold the most albums of anyone in the top 50.

According to, Taylor placed five albums in the top 50. The total came to around 118,500. If the chart just went by artist, Taylor was number 1.

As it was, she’s number 2 with her Midnights album selling 57,573. Four more albums sold 60,000 more copies. Big chunks of Taylor’s sales were in physical units, CDs, downloads, and vinyl.

Rihanna sold the second most albums, with five of her titles in the top 50. Her Super Bowl show continues to pay off big time.

SZA came in third, with around 109,000. Her “SOS” album continued to set records for continuous weeks at number 1 with 93,329 copies this week.

Female performers are outselling male singers, that’s for sure. And we didn’t even get into Lizzo or Beyonce!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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