Taylor Swift Could Beat Britney Spears’ Record For The Highest First-Week Album Sales Tally By A Female Artist
Taylor Swift could eclipse a record Britney Spears set way back in 2000 for the highest first-week album sales tally by a female artist. The 24-year-old’s new LP 1989 sold 1.316 million copies in its first seven days of release according to Hits Daily Double, which is marginally less than the 1.319 million opening bow of Oops!… I Did It Again in 2000. However, HDD doesn’t include all sales data, so the “Shake It Off” diva could still squeeze past her.
And even if Taylor doesn’t beat that record, 1989 will still deliver the biggest first-week sales tally of her career (Red sold 1.208 million copies in 2012) — an incredible achievement given the steady decline of album sales. It will be interesting to see how many copies the former country queen can sell by the year’s end. She has a hectic promo schedule and another single on the horizon, so three million copies doesn’t seem out of reach.
EDIT: Taylor Swift ultimately fell short of Britney’s record. 1989 sold 1.287 million copies this week according to Billboard.
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