Taylor Swift has done it again!
As expected, the 22-year-old’s new album Red exceeded the 1 million first week sales. In fact, according to Hits Daily Double, Red sold a whopping 1.21 million copies in its first week, outselling Taylor’s Speak Now which sold 1.05 million in its first week.
Red had the highest first-week total in a decade, since Eminem’s The Eminem Show debuted with 1.3m in June 2002, finishing behind The Beatles’ 1 compilation, which sold 1.26 in January 2001. Taylor is the first artist since Eminem to have two first-week million sellers in a row. In addition, Swift will set the record for largest, non-99-cent-sale-priced digital album, besting the 420k digital first week most recently set by Mumford & Sons’ Babel. Wowzers!
Taylor took to twitter to share her excitement:
They just told me Red sold 1.2 million albums first week. How is this real life?! You are UNREAL. I love you so much. Thanks a million 😉
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) October 31, 2012
Last night, Taylor also performed on the “Dancing with the Stars” results show performing her hit single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Check it out below!