U2 Overtakes Taylor Swift On Top Of Billboard Music Chart

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Taylor Swift was on top of the music charts for over three weeks in the USA, but now the pop singer dropped a few places thanks to the new album released by U2.

As reported by Billboard, U2 released its new album called 'Songs of Experience' and it's the eighth number 1 album that the band has released in its illustrious career. The album sold over 186,000 equivalent album sales.

The album is the biggest rock release of 2017, and the first from the genre since Metallica's 'Hardwired...To Self Destruct' to reach the number one spot. That said, Metallica's album sold more in its first week selling 291,000 equivalent units.

The album sold more units than the band's 2014 release of 'Songs of Innocence'. To be fair though, the 2014 album sold less because the band released it surprisingly to many users for free via iTunes.

U2 is still behind other artists that have more number 1 albums. Even though eight number 1 albums is impressive, it's far less than the 19 number 1 albums that The Beatles managed to get back in the day.

Number 2 on the list this week is an album from Chris Stapleton. Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' album dropped to number 3 this week after holding the top spot for three straight weeks. She still managed to sell 112,000 equivalent units.

Swift's numbers were a bit high mainly because Reputation was finally released on streaming services like Spotify. Despite Taylor Swift dropping this week, Reputation is still the best selling album of 2017.

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