Taylor Swift Sold a Million Copies of Speak Now This Week


Early forecasts had Speak Now moving somewhere between 800,000 to 900,00 units in its first week, but the official sales number is now in — and it is a monster. Ready? Taylor Swift did 1,047,000 this week, bettering the first week tally for Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III, which was the last album to break a million in one week, and good for the highest first week number since 50 Cent's The Massacre did 1,141,000 in 2005. An even more impressive feat when you consider that, unlike 50 and Wayne, Swift did these numbers without any oral-sex metaphors. [Billboard]