Speaking of a blitz start: the album 1989 (Taylor’s version) by Taylor Swift can already call itself the best-selling album of the year in America. That’s remarkable, considering that the album was released barely a week ago.
Numbers don’t lie. Billboard – say the American Ultratop – knows that the number of units sold 1989 (Taylor’s version) already stands far above the rest, and that on the fifth day after release. More than a million copies are said to have been sold. It’s rare these days for an album to actually sell a million copies in the US since streaming became the primary way to consume music. Swift is one of the last artists to sell albums and singles in large quantities.
1989 (Taylor’s version) will land at number 1 on the Billboard 200 in a few days, almost a million units ahead of the rest. Once all streaming figures are included, the opening score for the album could be close to one and a half million in its first week. Earlier this week it was announced 1989 (Taylor’s version) also recorded the most number of streams in one day. It will be the superstar’s thirteenth number one in the American charts.