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Taylor Swift's "folklore" debuts at No. 1 in the UK

The art of surprise has sent Taylor Swift straight to the top in this week's UK charts as "folklore" debuts at Number 1.

It earns Swift her fifth consecutive chart-topping album in the UK, making her only the fifth female artist to score five or more UK Number 1 albums - joining Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion.

The superstar's eighth album was announced just hours before its release last week and tops the chart with streams and downloads only, notching up 37,000 chart sales. 67% of its week 1 total was streams, while 33% was downloads. In the process, Swift claims the biggest week of album downloads this year, surpassing the opening week of Eminem’s Music To Be Murdered By.

The singer-songwriter's previous UK Number 1 albums are Red (2012), 1989 (2014), Reputation (2017), and Lover (2019). View Taylor Swift’s full UK singles and albums chart history here.

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