Taylor Swift Sells 1 Million Copies of Speak Now During First Week of Release

Taylor Swift has sold more than 1 million copies of her new album, Speak Now, during its first week of release to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s country albums chart and the all-genre Billboard 200. Speak Now sold 1,047,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to become the first album to generate first-week sales of 1 million copies since Lil’ Wayne achieved the feat in 2008 with Tha Carter III. Swift’s sales topped Lil’ Wayne’s level to claim the largest sales week since 50 Cent’s The Massacre sold 1,141,000 million copies in 2005. She performed Tuesday night (Nov. 2) on Dancing With the Stars. She’ll perform on the CMA Awards show taking place Nov. 10 in Nashville.