Taylor Swift Sold More Albums in a Week Than Anyone Since Eminem

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As expected, Taylor Swift sold more than a million copies of 1989 in its first week of release — 1.287 million, to be exact. That’s slightly more than Red did and, in fact, it’s more than every album since 2002’s The Eminem Show, which sold 1.3 million copies its second week of release. Who needs Spotify? Not Taylor Swift. (Somewhere, Spotify is sobbing.)

Taylor Swift’s Album Sales Predictably Brisk