Taylor Swift’s New CD Sells More Than 1 Million Copies, Biggest Album Opening In 5 Years
(AP) – Taylor Swift fans have spoken – more than a million times.
The country pop superstar sold more than 1 million copies of her new album “Speak Now” to debut at the top of the Billboard album chart this week.
Billboard.com said Wednesday that it’s the biggest debut since 50 Cent’s “The Massacre” five years ago.
According to Nielsen SoundScan figures, “Speak Now” sold 1,047,000 copies since it was released last week. That’s slightly higher than the 1,006,000 posted by Lil’ Wayne’s “Tha Carter III” in 2008.
“Speak Now” is the third album for the 20-year-old, who performed two songs from it Tuesday night on “Dancing With the Stars.”