Industry forecasters predicted that country pop diva Taylor Swift‘s new album, ‘1989,’ would soar right to #1 with over a million sold its first week. What they didn’t predict, however, is how far past the 1 million mark the record would scorch.
With official numbers finally tallied, reports have it the album shifted 1.287 million copies its first week and, in turn, etched the singer’s name in history books as the only artist to have three albums sell over 1 million copies in one week.
“…of the top selling albums on the Billboard 200 chart for the week, 1989 sold more than Nos. 2-107 combined.
Or, yet another way to view 1989’s massive bow: It debuts with more copies sold than the combined first-weeks of the last eight No. 1-debuting albums. Note: Swift’s 1989 was briefly on sale for 99 cents during its release week through the Microsoft’s Music Deals app, but those sales were not counted by SoundScan.”
As if that’s not reason enough to celebrate, the album’s lead single, ‘Shake It Off,’ has finally shaken Meghan Trainor‘s ‘All About That Bass’ from the top spot of the Hot 100. This is in addition to the four other songs from ‘1989’ that made a debut in the Hot 100 this week. The five entries put Taylor Swift in second place (behind Aretha Franklin) with most Hot 100 entries by a female ever.
With a #1 single and album simultaneously and five entries in the Hot 100, the question is now: will that Taylor Swift reign ever let up?
Your full chart check below – Hot 100 and Billboard 2o0: