Taylor Swift’s Speak Now Sells Over 1 Million in 1st Week

Taylor Swift has officially joined the elite club of artists who have sold over a million copies of their CD in its debut week.  The numbers have all been tallied and Taylor sold an impressive 1,047,000 copies of Speak Now its first week in stores.  It’s estimated that one out of every five albums purchased in the last week was Taylor’s.  The last country artist to sell more than a million copies of an album in its debut week was Garth Brooks and his Double Live CD back in 1998.

A list of previous albums that have sold over one million copies in their debut week according to Ace Showbiz:

Garth Brooks
Double Live (November 1998)
1 million

Backstreet Boys
Milllenium (May 1999)
1.13 million

No Strings Attached (March 2000)
2.42 million

The Marshall Mathers LP (May 2000)
1.79 million

Britney Spears
Oops!… I Did It Again (May 2000)
1.32 million

Celebrity (July 2001)
1.9 million

The Eminem Show (June 2002)
1.32 million

Confessions (March 2004)
1.1 million

50 Cent
The Massacre (March 2005)
1.1 million

Lil Wayne
Tha Carter III (June 2008)
1.01 million

In other Taylor news she has been confirmed as a performer on the upcoming American Music Awards.  Taylor will sing her ode to Taylor Lautner, “Back to December,” on the show that will air live from Los Angeles on November 21st on ABC.


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