Taylor Swift Continues to Dominate Albums Chart; Twenty One Pilots Debuts at a Strong No. 3

Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” holds the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s album chart for a sixth consecutive week. The 31-song record blocks Billie Eilish from achieving the top status for a second week while also shutting out competition from Twenty One Pilots and RM, who land at No.s 3 and 5 in their debut week, respectively.

Since the debut of “The Tortured Poets Department” last month, Swift has put out over 20 album variants and new physical versions of the LP, but the album dominates this week with its strongest showing in streaming (133,000 units or 173.65 million streams, per Luminate via Billboard). Touting 175,000 units earned, “Tortured Poets’” is the first set to spend its first six weeks at No. 1 since Morgan Wallen’s “One Thing at a Time” led for its first 12 weeks a year ago last March (through June).

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The top-selling album of the week (113,00 units) is Twenty One Pilots’ “Clancy,” also the final act in the duo’s multi-album series that started with 2015’s “Blurryface.” The LP enters at No. 3 with 143,000 equivalent album units earned.

“Clancy” was available for purchase in a variety of formats, including two limited-edition deluxe box sets, four additional retailer-exclusive vinyl variants, a package consisting of a CD, journal book and cassette, and more. Meanwhile, “Clancy” — co-produced by Joseph and Trench producer Paul Meany — is the first rock album to achieve Top Five status this year.

Elsewhere, RM’s “Right Place, Wrong Person” shoots to No. 5 as the BTS leader’s second solo top 10-charting album with 54,000 equivalent album units and 43,000 sales, his largest opening week by both units and traditional album sales.

The remainder of the Top 10 of the albums chart is filled out by Morgan Wallen’s “One Thing at a Time falls” at No. 4, and his 2021 record, “Dangerous: The Double Album” at No. 6. Future and Metro Boomin’s “We Don’t Trust You” is at No. 7; Gunna’s “One of Wun” is at No. 8; Noah Kahan’s “Stick Season” is at No. 9; and Zach Bryan’s self-titled record is at No. 10.

Wallen also holds the No. 1 single on the Hot 100 with Post Malone and their country duet, “I Had Some Help.” The song has held the No. 1 slot for three consecutive weeks. It lands at No. 1 on the May 24-30-dated chart with 52.4 million radio impressions and 47.4 million official streams.

Kendrick Lamar’s Drake diss track “Not Like Us” is at No. 2 and Tommy Richman’s “Million Dollar Baby” is at No. 3 after hitting a peak at No. 2 in previous weeks. Outside of chart repeats (Shaboozey at No. 4; Sabrina Carpenter at No. 5; Teddy Swims at No. 7; Hozier at No. 8; Benson Boone at No. 9; Eilish’s “Lunch” at No. 10), Zach Bryan’s “Pink Skies” debuts at No. 6 with 31.6 million streams and 166,000 in radio impressions. The single is reportedly a part of Bryan’s new album, tentatively titled “The Great American Bar Scene.”

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