Billie Eilish’S “Hit Me” Debuts High Amid Taylor Swift’S Chart Reign

## Billie Eilish’s ‘Hit Me Hard and Soft’ Debuts at No. 2, Taylor Swift’s ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ Maintains Chart Dominance

Los Angeles, CA (May 27, 2024) – The highly anticipated album from Billie Eilish, “Hit Me Hard and Soft,” has made a strong entry on the Billboard 200 chart, debuting at No. 2. Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” continues its reign at the top, securing a fifth consecutive week at No. 1.

### Eilish’s Stellar Performance

Eilish’s third studio album has garnered critical acclaim and impressive sales figures. With 339,000 equivalent album units earned and over 193 million streams, “Hit Me Hard and Soft” stands as Eilish’s highest-charting album to date.

Its physical sales have been particularly noteworthy, with vinyl sales accounting for 90,000 units. The album’s success is a testament to Eilish’s continued growth and artistry.

### Swift’s Enduring Dominance

Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” continues to dominate the albums chart, logging a fifth straight week at No. 1. The album’s longevity is driven by strong sales, including the release of new digital and physical variants.

With 378,000 equivalent album units, “The Tortured Poets Department” has sold over 1.5 million copies in the United States alone. Swift’s chart-topping success is further enhanced by her upcoming “Eras Tour,” which is set to break records.

### Notable Chart Movements

Morgan Wallen’s “One Thing at a Time” has resurged in popularity, returning to No. 3 following the release of his single with Post Malone. Future and Metro Boomin’s “We Don’t Trust You” slips to No. 5, while Noah Kahan’s “Stick Season” debuts at No. 7.

Zach Bryan’s self-titled album continues to perform well, holding steady at No. 8. SZA’s “SOS” remains in the Top 10 at No. 9, while Benson Boone’s “Fireworks & Rollerblades” rounds out the chart at No. 10.

### Upcoming Tours and Anticipation

Both Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift are embarking on massive world tours in the coming months. Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever, The World Tour” will kick off in September, while Swift’s “Eras Tour” is set to commence in May.

The anticipation for these tours is immense, with both artists promising unforgettable live experiences for their fans. The success of their latest albums is a further testament to their enduring popularity and artistic relevance.