"Swift's 'reputation" sales top 1.2 million units

Posted November 22, 2017

It's official: Taylor Swift's "Reputation" album sold 1.216 million copies in its first week in the US, according to Nielsen Music.

In addition to Billboard No. 1- Nielsen Music have stated that Taylor Swift's new work of the album is topping the charts and its sell is more than the rest of this week's Billboard 200 chart combined. The new December 2-dated chart (where Reputation launches at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on Tuesday, Nov. 21. Swift's previous three albums have all sold more than a million copies in the USA in their first week- a feat increasingly hard to achieve as the popularity of downloads and CDs continues to wane.

"Reputation", released on November 10, has sold more traditional albums than any other release this year. Further, Reputation secures Swift her fourth million-selling week. It's the best selling first week for any artist since Adele's "25" debut two years ago.

Reputation's unit total of 1.238 million is mostly comprised of traditional album sales (1.216 million albums sold), along with a small number of TEA units (8,000) and SEA units (13,000) from the album's four songs that were available to purchase a la carte through digital retailers and stream via on-demand audio services during the album's first week of availability.

Taylor Swift on Nov. 11 2017 in New York City
View Slideshow Taylor Swift on Nov. 11 2017 in New York City. James Devaney GC Images

As earlier reported, "Reputation" is already the best-selling album of 2017.

Congrats to Taylor Swift on the success of her diabolical endeavor to take over the world!

The album's first single, "Look What You Made Me Do", scored the biggest YouTube debut in history with more than 43 million views in the first 24 hours when it was released in August.

Taylor Swift did business in a very handsome manner by choosing a way that is kind of very old-fashioned as the album was not made available on streaming services to download them, so the public had to buy the album hard copy Cds or download the digital fading format instead.