Taylor Swift's 'Lover' album smashes sales record in the US, making it her sixth No. 1 Album
Taylor Swift's newest album blasted in at number one at the Billboard 200 chart with the biggest week for any album since her last release, Reputation, in 2017.
The heart-fluttering, sweet melody-filled album earned an equivalent of 867,000 album units in the week ending on August 29th. According to Nielsen Music, almost 680,000 of those were pure album purchases, while the rest were downloads.
This means 'Lover' landed the biggest sales week for any album since Swift's last release, 'Reputation,' in 2017, which debuted with over 1.2 million sales.
The country-turned-pop singer is now tied with rapper Eminem as the only artists to debut six different albums with at least 500,000 copies sold in a single week. But she surpassed that too, earning herself the title of the only singer to have four different albums each sell a million copies in a single week.
And Taylor's excitement probably didn't stop there.
The hitmaker was left "screaming" after learning that the man she once supported on tour, has sung a new rendition of song 'Lover' for a Washington State Fair show.
Country singer, Keith Urban performed his version of Tay's song at Puyallup Fairgrounds on Saturday night, and Taylor was so thrilled, she posted a fan-taken image at the show on Twitter and gushed about the tribute.
She wrote: "MY HEART EXPLODED INTO CONFETTI HEARTS THANK YOU."
MY HEART EXPLODED INTO CONFETTI HEARTS THANK YOU https://t.co/N7fUelR7cU— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) September 1, 2019
Keith made it very clear that he was a huge fan of the song upon its release last month, writing: "Huge shoutout today to @taylorswift13 on the SUPERB new single LOVER. When a song so exquisitely written becomes a record so gorgeously crafted I feel such a deep sense of gratitude for the 'art' of making music."
Huge shoutout today to @taylorswift13 on the SUPERB new single LOVER. When a song so exquisitely written becomes a record so gorgeously crafted I feel such a deep sense of gratitude for the “art” of making music. - KU— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) August 17, 2019
Of course, Taylor unleashed her inner fangirl, and responded:
ARE YOU KIDDING ME THIS IS THE NICEST THING ANYONE HAS EVER SAID - you’re just the best and so kind to say this https://t.co/y3z1JzSejX— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 17, 2019
Well, it seems like the whole world is now totally in love with 'Lover'...