Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' sells a million copies in four days

Carla Harmon
November 15, 2017

Ever since Taylor Swift released her latest album Reputation, people keep talking about the twelfth track where she seductively sings about her "best friend".

Billboard reported that the singer's first album in three years has sold 1.05 million copies in the USA, making it the top-selling album of 2017.

Her previous albums to top that mark were "1989", which sold 1.29 million in 2014, "Red" (1.21 million in 2012) and "Speak Now" (1.05 million in 2010).

I say allegedly because the album is now not available to stream and I have not bought a CD in ages and if I were to buy a CD, which I wouldn't, I probably would not be out in these streets at Target copping a Taylor Swift album because people might judge me but more importantly it's not my proverbial cup of tea.

This million-sales week does give Swift a leg up over Adele in one respect, though: Since Nielsen Music began electronically tracking music sales in 1991, Swift is now the sole artist to have four million-selling weeks. The last record to do so was Adele's "25" in 2015.

The record is now on track to sell an estimated 1.5 million in its first week - and that's all without putting the album on streaming services.

"Reputation", her first studio album in three years, marked another transformation for Swift with songs marked by vengeance that take aim at the media and some of her haters.

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