Squint and you might mistake the latest Billboard album chart for last week’s: Almost all of the top slots are unchanged, led by Taylor Swift at No. 1 for a fourth time with “Midnights.”
With no major new releases rising to challenge it, “Midnights” remains at the top with the equivalent of 177,000 sales in the United States, including 156 million streams and 57,000 copies sold as a complete package, according to the tracking service Luminate. Since its blockbuster release last month, “Midnights” has moved the equivalent of 2.6 million copies, including 1.4 billion streams.
The next three spots on the chart are also unchanged: Drake and 21 Savage’s “Her Loss” (No. 2), Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” (No. 3) and Lil Baby’s “It’s Only Me” (No. 4). Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” rises one spot to No. 5 in its 98th week on the chart, all but one of them spent in the Top 10.
The highest-charting new release is “Jupiter’s Diary: 7 Day Theory,” an eight-track EP by the Florida rapper and singer Rod Wave, arriving at No. 9.
Among the few other notable changes in the Top 10 this week are Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” which rises 108 spots to No. 7 after the release of an expanded edition for the classic album’s 40th anniversary, and the return of holiday music with Michael Bublé’s “Christmas” — a seasonal hit each year since its release in 2011 — which lands at No. 10.