Taylor Swift sells a million copies in just four days
NEW YORK (AP):
In just four days, Taylor Swift's new album has sold more traditional albums than any other release this year.
Billboard reports the album, Reputation, sold 1.05 million copies in the first four days after its November 10 release.
Before Swift, Ed Sheeran's Divide was the year's best-selling album, with 919,000 units. Kendrick Lamar's Damn has sold 842,000 units.
Since Billboard changed how it views albums sales incorporating single track sales (10 song sales = one album sale) and streaming (1,500 streams = one album sale) Sheeran's album has sold 2.3 million units overall. Lamar's has moved 2.5 million units.
Swift's album is not available on streaming services, pushing fans to buy it or wait until it appears on Spotify or Apple Music.
It's Swift's fourth album to sell more than one million units in its first week of release.
Swift became the first artiste to have three albums sell more than one million copies in their first week when 1989 achieved the feat in 2014.
Her albums Speak Now and Red also sold more than one million units in their debut weeks.