Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ is first album since 2011 to sell 5 million copies in U.S.

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Taylor Swift‘s risky jump from country pop artist to no-country-strings-attached pop star continues to pay off as her fifth studio album, 1989, just surpassed 5 million copies sold.

The album reached the 5 million mark in 36 weeks, quicker than any artist since 2004 when Usher’s Confessions hit the milestone in just 19 weeks. No other artists has tallied 5 million since Adele accomplished the feat in 43 weeks in 2011 with 21

As of July 5, Swift had sold 5,015,000 copies of 1989 since it debuted Oct. 27, Nielsen Music confirmed to Mashable The figure includes 2,890,000 physical CDs, 2,067,000 digital copies and 58,000 vinyl LPs Read more…

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