Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ sells 1.287 million copies in first week, biggest open in 12 years

November 5, 2014 3:02 PM

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Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ sells 1.287 million copies in first week, biggest open in 12 years

Swift's fifth record had the largest opening for an album since Eminem's 'The Eminem Show' in 2002. But it fell short of numbers that gave Britney Spears the top opening week for a female artist in history.

Taylor Swift's numerically named "1989" album just racked up some amazing numbers of its own: In its debut week, the album sold 1.287 million copies, according to the tallies of Nielsen/SoundScan. That's the largest opening for an album in 12 years, since Eminem's "The Eminem Show," back in 2002. (T...

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