Billboard Magazine reports:
Taylor Swift’s Folklore finishes 2020 as the top-selling album of the year in the U.S., and the only album to sell at least a million copies during the year, according to MRC Data. Plus, the superstar has now claimed the top-selling album of the year five times — becoming the first act to earn the honor.
Folklore was released on July 24 and sold 1.276 million copies through Dec. 31, 2020.
Swift also logged the top-selling album of the year in the U.S. in 2019 (Lover, 1.09 million), 2017 (Reputation, 1.9 million), 2014 (1989, 3.66 million) and 2009 (Fearless, 3.22 million).
In both 2020 and 2019, only one album sold a million copies in the U.S., and both were by Swift.
— billboard (@billboard) January 8, 2021