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Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Sells 1.2m Albums in 1st week; Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Top 200

Taylor Swift‘s Reputation has broken records with first week album sales; The album has sold 1.22 million units in its first week. Nielsen Music and Billboard report Monday that the album is Swift’s fourth project to sell more than a million copies in a week. Swift has become the first artist in history to have three albums in a row sell more than a million units in their album debut week when 1989 sold 1.29 million copies in 2014. Her albums Red and Speak Now each sold 1.21 and 1.05 million copies when they released in 2012 and 2010, respectively. Reputation is the first album to sell a million copies in a tracking week in nearly two years, since Adele’s 25 sold 1.16 million copies in the frame ending Dec. 25, 2015 (the album’s fifth week on sale). Reputation also marks Swift’s fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard Top 200. Swift has also debuted her song “End Game” featuring Ed Sheeran & Future to Pop Radio and her song “New Year’s Day” to Country Radio which will be her first country single since the release of her country album.

Reputation sold over 1.2 million units in its first measured week, The other 199 albums on the Billboard Top 200 charts combined sold only 723,000 units when streaming consumption and song sales are excluded. That means for every 10 albums sold last week, more than six of them were Reputation, told via: FORBES.

Reputation, was released on Nov. 10th via Big Machine Records, and has sold more traditional albums than any other release this year. Reputation is still not yet available on streaming services.

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