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Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Scores Best Album Sales Week Since 2002

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Scores Best Album Sales Week Since 2002


Taylor Swift’s new album 1989 has sold more than 1.2 million copies in the U.S.

The “Shake It Off” hitmaker has broken new chart records thanks to first-week sales of 1989.

The album has sold 1.287 million copies in the week ending November 2, giving Swift the best sales week on the Billboard charts in the U.S. since Eminem’s The Eminem Show sold 1.322 million copies in June, 2002.

She also becomes the first artist to earn three one million-plus selling weeks on the album countdown. Swift’s fourth number one album is also the first record released in 2014 to sell more than a million.

The rest of the new Billboard 200 chart will be released later on Wednesday.

Swift recently made news for removing all of her music from streaming service Spotify, after noticing a drop in revenue and album sales, which was attributed to the service. Fans have begun petitioning to have the music restored, but there are no updates on if or when that will happen at this time.

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