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Our girl T. Swift officially has the best-selling album in ten years with new album "RED"! Happy Halloween! You're watching ClevverMusic. It's a RED Halloween for Taylor Swift who no doubt is celebrating in more ways than one today on Halloween. Her brand new album "RED" has sold a whopping 1.2 million copies in its first week. That is the most number of albums in a single week since 2002 when Eminem's "The Eminem Show" sold 1.322 million in its first week.
Further accomplishments for Taylor's fourth album "RED" include debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and setting the record for the 18th album to sell a million units in a single week. Britney Spears is the only female artist to ever sell more than Taylor's 1.2 million records in one week, with 1.3 million in 2000 with "Oops!...I Did It Again".
Little Monsters may be surprised to know that Taylor's "RED" debut is larger than Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" in 2011 which sold 1.1 million copies in its first week. So to what can we attribute Taylor's epic first week sales? Well we have to admit this girl works hard, and she's been hardcore promoting the album for months. She had a very clever marketing campaign: she debuted a new song each week in October, debuted the album on an off day (a Monday), and is selling the record in unconventional places such as Walgreens and Papa John's Pizza.
Taylor's recently announced "RED" tour kicks off March 13 for 58 dates and we're sure she won't have any trouble selling tickets. Taylor tweeted her excitement today writing, "They just told me RED sold 1.2 million albums first week. How is this real life?! You are UNREAL. I love you so much. Thanks a million ". Taylor, we love you too. What do you guys think of Taylor nabbing this honor? Are you surprised? I'm Misty Kingma, thanks for watching ClevverMusic be sure to subscribe for more music news, bye.