Several artists have already registered their names in the American music industry during this year 2021. Building on the quality of their project, these American artists have pushed back the limits, particularly in terms of album sales at the end of the year. Here are the top 5 best-selling year-end albums according to the Billboard 2021 chart.
1- Evermore (Taylor Swift)
Project out by surprise December 11, 2020, ” Evermore ” is the 9 th studio album Taylor Swift . After its release, it should be noted that the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. At the same time, the album remained at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the longest time of all time. A total of 4 weeks at the top of the American rankings. Performances that make Taylor Swift the only artist in history whose first 9 albums ranked number 1 on this top. Logically, the ” Evermore ” project ranks first in this top 5 best-selling year-end album on Billboard 2021.
2- Folklore (Taylor Swift)
Released on July 24, 2020, “ Folklore ” is Taylor Swift’s eighth studio album. As an indie folk and alternative rock album, the project received positive reviews from the media. With many records broken on streaming services, the album sold 2,000,000 copies in its first week. In addition, in countries such as Australia, Canada, Belgium, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, ” Folklore ” has reached first place. With so much performance, this 8 th album from Swift is ranked 2 nd on the Billboard 2021 Billboard 2021 Year-End Best Selling List.
3- Be (BTS)
The album ” Be ” was released on November 20, 2020 via the Big Hit Entertainment label. Inspired by the prospect of life during the pandemic, the South Korean group has produced this BTS 5 th album was a runaway success. Indeed, the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. This performance made BTS the fastest group to have five albums topped the charts in the US. In addition, it must be notified that the project has been certified triple million by the KMCA and platinum by the RIAJ. Today, “Be ” ranks 3 rd on the 2021 Billboard 2021 best-selling year-end album.
4- Sour (Olivia Rodrigo)
American singer Olivia Rodrigo’s first studio album , “ Sour ” was released on May 21, 2021. The project was notably propelled by the single Good 4 U which quickly recorded more than 50 million plays in one week on Spotify. At the same time, the track breaks the record for the most streamed song in a week on the Global Spotify Charts. For its part, the album is well received by critics and achieves great performances. Fourth deserved place in this ranking of the best-selling albums at the end of the year on Billboard 2021.
5- Fearless (Taylor Swift)
Released on November 11, 2008, “ Fearless ” is Taylor Swift’s second studio album. With this opus, the American country pop singer won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2010. In addition, the project broke the record for the album which remained in the American Top 10 for the longest time. With 3.2 million cumulative sales, the “ Fearless ” project is the best-selling album of 2009. In all, around the world, it should be remembered that this 2 nd opus by Taylor Swift was released. sold over 10,000,000 copies . Quite remarkable figures which confirm the presence of the project in this Top 5 of the best sales of end-of-year album on Billboard 2021.
In conclusion, it should be noted that the American Country pop singer largely dominates this ranking with three successful projects. In other words, Taylor Swift confirms all his notoriety in the American music industry. In addition, we find in this classification, the group BTS and the American singer Olivia Rodrigo with their respective album ” Be ” and ” Sour “.