Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ Sells 1.21 Million Breaking Records + DWTS Performance (Video)


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:

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!

Congrats Taylor!