Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Is Fastest-Selling Record in More Than 10 Years
Country-turned-pop superstar Taylor Swift is the reigning queen of the music world, and she's once more set a record with her newest album, 1989.
Swift's 2014 pop album is now the fastest-selling disc in over 10 years. Swift's newest offering, according to Nielsen Music, has sold over 5 million copies in the U.S.; it crossed that threshold in the week ending July 5, according to Billboard.
It only took 1989 36 weeks to reach the 5 million mark (with its total now at 5.015 million) -- something that hasn't happened since R&B icon Usher released Confessions in 2004 and sold 5 million copies in just 19 weeks.
If you're wondering which artist last sold 5 million records in the United States, it was Adele, whose 21 album has sold 11.1 million total copies and, in 2011, hit the 5 million mark in the 42nd week since its release. The British singer's record stayed in the Top 10 for almost 80 weeks, and only time will tell if Swift will beat that record, but she's got a good shot: She's at 36 weeks and counting right now.
The "Bad Blood" singer is currently out on her 1989 World Tour.
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