We all knew Taylor Swift’s 1989 was going to be this year’s most mammoth music release, but it appears the album has managed to surpass expectations. The record, which has been praised by fans and critics alike, has already shifted over 1.2 million copies in its first week of release alone.

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift's 1989 has sold over 1.2 million copies in its first week

The album will debut at the top of the billboard chart after selling a phenomenal 1.287 million copies in the week ending Tuesday, November 2nd. The figure marks the largest single week sales for one album since Eminem’s The Eminem Show in 2002, which sold just over 1.3 million copies.

It also means that 1989 has already broken a few records, including becoming the best-selling album to be released in 2014. Before 1989 no artist this year had so far managed to achieve platinum status, not even the mighty Coldplay whose Ghost Stories, is yet to hit the 800,000 mark. 

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Taylor has also just become the only act to earn three million-selling weeks with an album, as well as becoming the only woman to have three albums sell over one million copies in a single week. In 2012 Red shifted 1.208 million in its first week, while Speak Now sold 1.047 million copies in its debut week back in 2012.

However despite the impressive sales 1989 is still not the biggest selling album of the year so far. That accolade still falls to the Frozen soundtrack, which was released late last year. So far this year it has sold 3.2 million copies.

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1989’s record breaking sales numbers might have had something to do with Swift deciding to withhold the album from streaming service Spotify, meaning that the only way to hear it in full was to purchase it.

The 24 year old singer has since gone one step further and removed her entire catalogue from the streaming service, much to the chagrin of her loyal fanbase.

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift, no longer being heard on Spotify