Bringing its projected destiny to fruition, Taylor Swift’s “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” won this past week’s US album sales and consumption races.
According to Hits Daily Double, the new version of Swift’s 2008 chart-topper sold 185.2K US copies during the April 9-15 tracking period. With units from track sales and streams included, the album generated just over 300K in total first-week units.
Both figures easily rank as the week’s best. Ariana Grande’s “Positions,” the week’s #2 seller, moved 35.2K US copies this week. DMX’s “The Best Of DMX,” the week’s #2 overall performer, posted a tracking period consumption figure of 78.0K.
“Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” becomes Swift’s ninth career #1 album in the United States. It joins “folklore” and “evermore” as Swift’s third #1 in less than a year; the former first hit #1 in the week ending July 30, 2020 while the latter debuted at #1 in the week ending December 17, 2020.
Due Sunday, Billboard’s specific numbers may differ slightly from those reported by Hits. The main takeaway — “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” at #1 for sales and total units — will nonetheless be the same.