Swift's "1989" wracks up big sales
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
– Taylor Swift seems to be doing just fine in her transition to pop with "1989," wracking up the largest sales for an album since 2002. "1989" sold 1.287 million copies in the week ending Nov. 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
This is Swift's fourth number one album on the Billboard charts. She also hit the top with "Fearless" in 2008, "Speak Now" in 2010 and "Red" in 2012.
Eminem sold 1.322 million of "The Eminem Show" in 2002.
Billboard said that Swift was the only artist to score three million-selling weeks with an album. She also did so with the debut week of "Red" (1.208 million) and "Speak Now" (1.047 million).
"1989" is already the second largest selling album of 2014 with only the "Frozen" soundtrack ahead with 3.2 million sold this year.
Swift announced on Monday she would launch a world-wide tour starting in May in Louisiana.
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