Taylor Swift 1989 Album

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Album Set To Break Britney Spears Sales Records

Taylor Swift continues to prove that she is a phenomenal singer with the release of her new album, 1989.

According to Time Magazine, her fifth album is on track to sell more than 1.3 million copies.

Taylor Swift’s 1989 could sell more than 1.3 million copies by the end of the week, which means the pop star could set the record for the biggest-ever album sales week by a female artist.

Perez Hilton reported that while the official sales figures for 1989 won’t be released untill November 5, the trend seems to be moving towards overtaking current record-holder Britney Spears, whose 2000 album Oops!… I Did It Again sold 1.319 million copies in its first week.

Additionally, 1989 is expected to have the largest sales week for any album since 2002, when Eminem sold 1.322 million copies of The Eminem Show in its first week.

According to the Inquisitr, Taylor Swift received backlash from fans because 1989 was not released on Spotify. Despite this, the album continues to do well.

1989 is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, released on October 27 by Big Machine Records. After releasing her fourth studio album Red and embarking on The Red Tour, her personal life generated significant media attention. Swift began planning her follow-up project in 2013 and continued work into 2014, during which time she collaborated with producers, including Max Martin and Shellback. Inspired by the music scene of her birth year and representing a musical departure from the country pop styles in her earlier work, 1989 is a pop and synthpop album which Swift described as her first documented, official pop album. Its lyrical content frequently discusses the complexities of relationships.

1989 received generally favorable reviews from contemporary music critics, who felt that its experimental production was well-executed. Having initially been predicted to move 750,000 units, it is currently expected to debut on the U.S. Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 1.3 million copies. “Shake it Off” was released as the lead single from the record on August 18. It debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, becoming Swift’s second number one single in the country and the 22nd track to debut in the peak position on that chart in Billboard history.

A little over two weeks ago, forecasters pegged the new album to sell 750,000 in its debut frame. On October 23, it was upgraded to 800,000. By October 27, the album’s release day, its projection grew to over 1.25 million.

1989 will be Swift’s third consecutive album to sell more than a million copies in its first week, making her the only act ever to earn three million-selling weeks.

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