Taylor Swift is nothing if not a force to be reckoned with.
The Pop/Country princess dropped her 4th studio album last week, Red, to the tune of 1,280,000 million copies in the first week.
Thanks to the success of the albums first single, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Taylor sold the copes, making it the greatest one-week total since Eminem’s The Eminem Show sold 1,322,000 in its first full week in June 2002. It’s the second-highest one-week sales tally ever for a female artist. Britney Spears’ Oops!…I Did It Again sold 1,319,000 in its first week in May 2000.
Red becomes Swift’s third #1 album on The Billboard 200. Swift is only the third female artist in country music history to notch three #1 albums. She follows Faith Hill, who scored with Breathe, Cry and Fireflies, and Carrie Underwood, who scored with Carnival Ride, Play On and Blown Away.