Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Now Predicted To Sell 1.2 Million Copies In Its First Week

Robbie Daw | October 30, 2014 6:27 am

Taylor Swift was already on track to sell a million copies of her fifth album 1989 out of the gate, but now industry forecasts have upped the number to 1.2 million.

1989 went on sale this past Monday, and according to Billboard sources, the album sold 600,000 copies on the first day alone (mostly at Target, where an exclusive copy of the CD with bonus tracks is available, and iTunes). Taylor’s previous album, 2012’s Red, sold 1.21 million copies in its first week.

Whether it’s 1 million or 1.2 million sold, 1989 will single-handedly become the best-selling album of 2014 once next week rolls around if either of those two predicted figures hold true — not to mention it will be the only album released this year to have sold a million copies.

So far Disney’s Frozen soundtrack, released in November 2013, stands at 3.2 million copies sold.

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