Taylor Swift aims to be the first artist to have a dedicated artist. Record Store Day Enter the top 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart when the next results are announced next weekend. This is because 75,000 domestic copies of his RSD exclusive double LP “Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions” are believed to have sold out within a day of going on sale Saturday.
Although the 75,000 copies of “Long Pond Studio Sessions” released in the US were almost four times that of any previous RSD release, it was not surprising that it was so popular that it sold out in one day. . The 115,000 copies released worldwide are said to be the only edition the album will ever receive. While that may be a high amount for others, it’s worth remembering that Swift’s previous album “Midnights” sold nearly 400,000 copies on its first day, making no promises that it would ever be found again.
The album “Long Pond” would have been good at number 3 on the Billboard 200 if it had been released during the previous charting period, which had just been announced, and had sold 75,000 copies within that framework. Morgan Wallen and Metallica finished at #1-2 on the last chart with 166,000 and 146,000 album units, respectively, but SZA, who finished in third place, was far behind the pack with 66,000 album-equivalent units.
If “Long Pond Studio Sessions” hits the top 10 next week, Swift could claim three albums in the top 10 if the two albums already in it hold a solid grip. On the current chart, “Midnights” is #4 with 60,000 units and “Lover” has re-entered the top 10 at #9 with 34,000 units, fueled by renewed interest from the Eras Tour.
Music from “Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions,” a simplified, in-studio acoustic interpretation of songs from the 2020 “Folklore” album from a Disney+ special, has strangely become available for more. It’s been over two years for streaming and downloading, but hasn’t been recorded as an album on the charts. This is because the digital release of the material was bundled with the original “Folklore” as a deluxe version of that album, so all the streams where the “Long Pond” versions have accumulated are associated with “Folklore”.
However, Luminate confirms Variation The stand-alone vinyl version of “Long Pond”, which was not included with the original album, has its own ISRC code and will therefore collect its own sales data. Except for other complications, this will make the album list available.
It’s possible that some stray copies will survive being sold on store shelves somewhere, but that’s highly unlikely, but for an item that sold for around $50 as part of a Record Store Day presentation, resale that immediately started exceeding $100 or even $200 over the weekend. considering the prices. Even with some duplicates probably not disclosed in the data, the album should have a solid chart entry. A few more major releases came out this past weekend… and certainly none of Record Store Day were produced in large enough volumes to threaten to break into the top 10.
If “Long Pond” does indeed make it to the top 10, it is believed to be the first release in the modern era to do so as a vinyl-only release without the aid of CD or streaming.
Republic Records did not extensively promote the release, which easily found its own audience through the promotion about Record Store Day. The company did not immediately respond to a request to comment on the album’s chart prospects.
The album could also debut this big, breaking the record for the highest debut ever, and then quickly disappear, never having a chance to hit the charts again due to strictly limited numbers.