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.
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”