Taylor Swift's album Midnights has returned to the top of the Billboard 200 chart for the third time, ending Morgan Wallen's historic streak at the summit. Midnights moved an additional 282,000 equivalent album units in the past week alone, with album sales accounting for 196,000 units and streaming equivalent units contributing 80,000. The album has maintained a strong presence on the charts since its initial release in late 2022, and its resurgence can be attributed to the release of a deluxe edition with a previously unavailable song and two reworked fan favorites, as well as a colorful vinyl edition marketed as a collector's item.
Swift's new single "Karma," featuring rapper Ice Spice, is expected to impact the Hot 100 chart significantly, and all the streaming attention the tune is garnering helped it return to No. 1. Midnights has now spent six nonconsecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard 200, and its remarkable performance is reflected in its continuous presence in the top 10 throughout its 32 weeks on the chart.
Midnights is the first album to dethrone Wallen's immensely popular release, One Thing at a Time, since he claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200. Despite the fall, One Thing at a Time still maintains a strong presence on the chart, currently holding the No. 2 position with a notable 126,000 equivalent album units moved.