Taylor Swift's 'Folklore' album is first million-selling project of 2020 in U.S.

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Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” album just became the first studio release from any artist to hit 1 million copies sold in the U.S. in 2020.

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The country-pop superstar’s album returns to its No. 1 top spot on the Billboard 200 chart for an eighth nonconsecutive week on the chart dated Oct. 31 – with another 57,000 copies sold stateside in the tracking week ending Oct. 22, Billboard reported on Monday, citing data from Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Per the data sourced by the publication, the number boosted “Folklore’s” overall album sales north of 1 million mark, making it the first album released in 2020 to reach the milestone.

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Swift continued the trend set by her previous album, “Lover,” in 2019 when it became the only album in the year to sell a million in the U.S., selling 1.09 million copies.

“Folklore,” Swift’s ninth album, was released on July 24 to much anticipation and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart dated Aug. 8.

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The two projects are the only albums released in 2019 and 2020 to sell a million copies in the U.S., Billboard said.

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