Taylor Swift Rocks The Music Business, Sells Over One Million Albums This Week

Taylor Swift can do no wrong!  The country/pop superstar’s third album “Speak Now” sold more than 1 million copies in its first week and will debut at the top of Billboard’s album chart this week.

Billboard notes:

Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now” album spoke loud and clear last week, as it will debut at No. 1 on this week’s Billboard 200 chart with a whopping 1,047,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It’s the largest sales week for an album since 50 Cent’s “The Massacre” bowed at No. 1 with 1,141,000 in March of 2005.

Since SoundScan began tracking music sales in 1991, there have only been 16 instances where an album sold at least a million copies in a week. The last time we had a million-plus frame was when Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter III” launched at No. 1 with 1,006,000 in June of 2008. The SoundScan-era record week is still held by NSYNC’s “No Strings Attached,” when it debuted at No. 1 with 2,416,000 in 2000.

Taylor took to her Twitter account to thank her fans:

I… Can’t… Believe… This… You guys have absolutely lit up my world. Thank you.

Here’s Taylor Swift performing Mine from “Speak Now”

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