BBMAs 2018

Both Taylor Swift and Ryan Adams' '1989' Albums Are in Top 10 of Billboard 200 Chart

Julia Brokaw
Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams’ interpretation of Taylor Swift’s 1989 album joins its inspiration in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart (dated Oct. 10).

The former debuts at No. 7 with 56,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept. 24, according to Nielsen Music. It's one step ahead of Swift's own 1989 set, which moves 5-8 in its 48th week on the chart (42,000 units; up 4 percent).

It’s the fourth top 10 for Adams, who previously visited the top 10 with his self-titled album in 2014 (No. 4), Ashes & Fire in 2011 (No. 7) and Easy Tiger in 2007 (No. 7).

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Oct. 10-dated chart (where Adams and Swift are top 10 buddies) will be posted in full to Billboard's website on Tuesday, Sept. 29.