Taylor Swift has had the biggest US first week sales for over ten years as her newest album Red shifted a total of 1.2 million copies within just seven days. The album which sold most of the copies via iTunes, marks the singer’s second album to surpass 1 million sales in its first week, which she last achieved in 2010 with her album Speak Now.
Swift has proven that even country stars can beat records. The singer knocked Eminem off of the top spot after ten years when the rapper released The Eminem Show in 2002, which sold around 1.19 million in a week. Swift’s album now joins the collection of 18 other albums who have achieved the same success to hit the million mark, including Lil Wayne with Tha Carter III in 2008, and the most recent one being Lady Gaga with Born This Way in 2010.
Now, who was the person who said buying music legally doesn’t happen anymore? Taylor just proved you wrong. Ha. Sharing her excitement upon hearing the great news, TayTay took to Twitter and thank all her fans for the support they have shown her: “They just told me Red sold 1.2 million albums first week. How is this real life?! You are UNREAL. I love you so much. Thanks a million ;)”