Photo credit:  PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 09: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO BOOK COVERS.) Taylor Swift performs onstage during “Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour” at La Defense on May 09, 2024 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management )

Taylor Swift’s album “The Tortured Poets Department” continues its reign at number one on the Billboard 200 chart for the fifth consecutive week, with 378,000 equivalent album units sold in the U.S.  The album saw a significant increase in units following the release of new digital and CD variants, as well as a restock of previous editions.  This marks Swift’s 74th career week at number one, extending her record among soloists.  Billie Eilish’s new album “Hit Me Hard and Soft” debuts at No. 2 with 339,000 equivalent album units, marking the first time in eight years that two albums have each exceeded 300,000 units in a single week on the chart.