Sales boom for Taylor Swift album
Taylor Swift's new album has sold almost 1.3 million copies in its first week.
Nielsen SoundScan said 1989 earned the largest sales in a week for an album - 1.287 million - since The Eminem Show sold 1.322 million units in 2002.
The 24-year-old is the only artist to have three albums push more than one million units in their debut week: 2012's Red sold 1.208 million and 2010's Speak Now sold 1.047 million copies.
Her fifth album features the smash hit Shake It Off and she will launch a world tour next year.
Shake It Off was the most-played song on Spotify last week but in a savvy business move Taylor pulled her music from the streaming service.
That meant a large number of fans would have only one option to hear her new album - buy it - which hundreds of thousands have already done.