Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Is Now the Only Album Released in the Last 2 Years to SELL Over 2 Million

Published: Wednesday 21st Mar 2018 by Rashad

Taylor Swift‘s done it again.

Despite her latest album, ‘Reputation,’ not earning quite the response of its predecessors on the Hot 100 front (see:  only launching 2 top 10 singles to date), the project is still leaving the competition in the dust on the Billboard 200.

Released in November 2017, it went platinum its inaugural week by shifting a whopping 1.2 million units.  Going on to be the year’s biggest seller, the set – kicked off by the chart-topping ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ – passed the double platinum mark in sales this week.

Continuing an impressive sales streak, much like the titles before it, the new feat’s gifted Swift a unique accomplishment.  See what we mean:

Notably, Reputation — which was released on Nov. 10, 2017 — is the only album released in the last two years to sell 2 million copies in the U.S.

Reputation reached the 2 million milestone in its 18th week of release. To compare, here’s a look at how fast Swift’s five earlier studio albums cleared 2 million: 1989(three weeks), Red (five), Speak Now (six), Fearless (seven) and her self-titled debut (61). [source]


Although it took ‘Reputation’ a bit longer than its predecessor, we guess ‘slow and steady wins the race.’ The newest honor means all six of Swift’s albums have reached the 2 million sold threshold in the U.S. alone (not including streaming figures).


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  1. Jacob March 22, 2018


    • earl March 22, 2018

      LEMONADE was released June 6, 2016 and still has only gone platinum. How long do you think it will take it to go 3 x platinum?

      • DanYiel Iman March 22, 2018

        Caucasian folks know how to purchase B******* non stop!!

    • ??? March 22, 2018

      lmaooooooo roach hasnt even hit 2 million with koolaid. nobody cares if shes ‘coming’ except the exterminators lmfaooooo

  2. Just_blaze March 22, 2018

    Who cares. I think shes so overrated and boring.
    Where is beyonce,mariah carey, toni braxton
    The other diva

    • earl March 22, 2018

      Beyoncé has sold 81 certified million records sold from 1997 to present.
      Mariah Carey has sold 137.1 million certified records from 1988 until now.
      Toni Braxton has sold 30 million certified records from 1993 until now.
      Taylor swift has sold 183.9 million certified records from 2006 until now.
      (certification by RIAA)

      • PeaceMaker March 22, 2018

        First of all Mariah has sold over 200 mill,
        Toni has sold over 67 mill, Bey over 100 mill and your Basic Swift sales are less than 180 mill. Do not downplay other women’s success to over hype your favorite.

    • madbrax March 22, 2018

      not selling 2 million

  3. Earl March 22, 2018

    Actually Reputation went 3 time platinum on 11 Dec. 2017. So it sold 3 million in the first 5 weeks. This story is a big pile of male bovine droppings.

    • DOnt M3$$ March 22, 2018

      Those figures are including SPS, this article is about PURE SALES. Reading and comprehension are key 🙂

  4. Audreyherbsburm March 22, 2018

    And it’s off hype alone because the album was trash

  5. Francis March 22, 2018

    She’s lucky, this album survived on hype, it can’t touch ‘1989’, that was a good pop record.

  6. Yes. March 22, 2018

    Album sales are gonna continue to decline. People just don’t wanna pay for music. It’s not about quality.

  7. DanYiel Iman March 22, 2018

    CAUCASIAN folks will support anything she says even if it’s BLAND MATERIAL!! ✌??

    • madbrax March 22, 2018

      just like BLACK folk with Beyawnce? I guess not enough though cause she ain’t selling 2 mil

  8. ??? March 22, 2018

    lmfaoooooo roach can’t relate, even with all her hype & Camel pimping her, koolaid still cant sell 2 million albums lmfaooooooo.

  9. Casual March 22, 2018

    The sales era is declining. Taylor Swift has all-around market appeal — country, pop, teens, middle age — and even her sales aren’t what they used to be. The good news for the industry is that streaming revenue is just as good overall.

  10. Theman March 22, 2018

    Taylor’s other albums were out far longer. So these sales are great regardless. She just needs a few more sustainable hits. She has a massive fan base.

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