Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' is 2017's highest-selling album

Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' is 2017's highest-selling album

With the arrival of a new Taylor Swift album, a new spiral of theories regarding the real-life stories behind the lyrics begins.

But the figure was less than half the monster sales for the debut of Adele's "25" album, which surpassed 2.43 million copies in the first four days of release in November 2015 and smashed a 15-year-old USA record set by boy band NSync in 2000.

Besides retweeting photos of her fans with their Reputation gear, Swift also featured a positive tweet from country star Keith Urban, and responded with a bit of an "Old Taylor" enthusiastic tone-exclamation points abounding.

Swift's 1.05 million USA sales of "Reputation" came despite the singer keeping the album from streaming services and gave her the best-selling album of 2017. Other big debuts include 2014's "1989", 2012's "Red", and 2010's "Speak Now". She's the only artists ever to have four million-selling weeks since Nielsen Music started tracking music sales electronically in 1991, according to Billboard. It's not quite what Adele accomplished with the release of 25 in 2015, which sold 1.16 copies in one week, but pretty close.

Ed Sheeran wants to make it known that Taylor Swift was definitely, 100% percent, forsure forsure, absolutely not talking about him on her Reputation track "Dress". That album sold 3.48 million its first week.

Swift reportedly kept "Reputation" off streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify for the first week of release.

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