Taylor Swift's Lover debuts at Number 1 in America with the biggest one-week sales since her last album Reputation

Taylor Swift's latest album Lover scores a big debut on America's Billboard 200 albums chart.

Taylor Swift's Lover album has stormed to Number 1 in America with the biggest one-week chart sales since... her last album. 

Lover lands straight in at Number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 867,000 chart sales, split between 679,000 pure sales and 188,000 equivalent album streams, Billboard reports.

It's the biggest one-week tally for an album in America since Taylor's last collection Reputation, which debuted at Number 1 with 1.2 million chart sales in November 2017.

It means Taylor is the only female artist to have six album sell at least 500,000 in a single week. On streaming, she's claims the second-biggest week for an album by a woman, behind Ariana Grande's Thank U, Next (228,000). Lover is Taylor's first to be available to stream in full across all streaming platforms in its first week.   

Lover marks the star's sixth chart-topping album in the US; her only album to miss the summit is her Number 5-peaking self-titled debut from 2006. With five chart-toppers this decade, Taylor ties with Lady Gaga for most Number 1s between 2010-present among women. Drake holds  the overall title, with nine.  

In the UK, Lover debuted at Number 1, becoming Taylor's fourth chart-topper. The record notched uph 53,000 chart sales in its opening week, including 18,000 equivalent album streams (27 million individual track streams). View Taylor Swift's Official UK Chart history in full.

America's Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and albums 200 chart are posted here, weekly, on OfficialCharts.com.