Politico – The top five music albums of 2017 by album length, according to data from Nielsen Music, is: The Weeknd’s “25,” Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” Taylor Swift’s “1989,” Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse.”
The Weekends “25” and “1989” are both in the Top Ten of the Billboard 200 album charts, while Taylor Swift is the highest-charting artist in the Billboard Music Awards Top Ten.
“Sorry,” by Taylor Swift, is the top-selling album in the U.S. on Apple Music.
“Lime Tree,” by Rihanna, is No. 1 on Spotify.
“Dark Horses,” by Beyoncé, is also No. 2 on Spotify, while “T.I.N.C.,” by Drake, is third.
“The Weeknd,” by the Weeknd, is in the top five of the Top 10 of the Hot 100 album chart.
“We were just happy that people were listening to our music,” Justin Timberlake, “Lapdance” singer, said in a statement.
The Billboard 200 albums chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the United States based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums.”
We are incredibly grateful to our fans for continuing to make us the best we can be and for making us feel so comfortable with who we are as people and as artists.”
The Billboard 200 albums chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the United States based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums.
The 20th Annual Billboard 200 Album Chart ranks the albums that have the most equivalent tracks in the digital age, based on multiple streams.
The top 10 of this year’s Billboard 200 chart is dominated by Taylor and Beyoncé.
Taylor has two hits on the Billboard Hot 100: “25/25” (featuring Adele, Adele and Rihanna) and “Love Yourself” (with Taylor, Rihanna and Beyonce).
Both albums have sold more than 6.3 million copies.
The Weekends 25 has sold over 2.7 million equivalent equivalent streams, while the Weekends 1989 has sold 2.3 millions.
“1989’s” sales have also been outpacing those of other albums from the same era, such as Beyoncé and Drake’s “Blank Space,” which has sold more equivalent streams than all of Beyoncé or Drake’s albums combined.
Taylor and Beyonces 25 and 1989 albums also make the top 10 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
Beyoncé has sold the most of any artist in this year of all artists to sell more than 1 million equivalent songs.
Her previous album, Beyoncé: I Do, sold over 1.4 million copies, which is the most sales of any single artist in history.
Her 2017 album, Lemonade, has sold 1.3m copies.