Taylor, Megan, Billie & Chappell: Women Claim Four in Top Five on Billboard 200 for First Time in Over a Year

Women dominate the top five of the Billboard 200 albums chart (dated July 13), as four of the top five titles are by female artists. It’s the first time in over a year that at least four of the top five are by women, or by women-led acts.


Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department achieves an 11th week at No. 1, Megan Thee Stallion’s Megan debuts at No. 3, Billie Eilish’s Hit Me Hard and Soft is a non-mover at No. 4 and Chappell Roan’s The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess reaches the top five for the first time, rising 6-5. (Morgan Wallen is the lone man in the top five, as his former No. 1 One Thing at a Time rises 3-2.)

Women last had at least four of the top five on the Billboard 200 dated March 24, 2023. One Thing at a Time was No. 1, the all-women group TWICE debuted at No. 2 with Ready To Be, Miley Cyrus’ Endless Summer Vacation bowed at No. 3, SZA’s SOS fell 2-4 and Karol G’s Mañana Será Bonito dipped 3-5.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units, compiled by Luminate. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new July 13, 2024-dated chart will be posted in full on Billboard‘s website on July 9. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both X, formerly known as Twitter, and Instagram.

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