Taylor Swift is also well-ahead of the game in the United Kingdom, where Reputation cruised to No. 1 on the midweek charts by outselling its closest rival, Sam Smith's "The Thrill Of It All", by a ratio of 2:1.
This million-sales week does give Swift a leg up over Adele in one respect, though: Since Nielsen Music began electronically tracking music sales in 1991, Swift is now the sole artist to have four million-selling weeks.
Per Billboard, the album sold 1.05 million copies in four days. After speculation swirled that Taylor Swift's new song "Dress" was about her close friend Ed Sheeran, he ended those rumors on Tuesday, November 14.
Reputation, which is the 27-year-old Swift's sixth studio album, is also her fourth to sell a million copies in a week.
Taylor Swift, like Adele in 2015, managed these lava-hot numbers with old-fashioned CD sales and digital downloads. This belief was crystallized very early on: It was reported that after only an hour of being available on iTunes, the album sold over 800,000 copies. She's already passed up Ed Sheeran, whose newest album, ÷, sold 919,000 copies, for the top-selling album in the U.S.
Swift reportedly kept "Reputation" off streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify for the first week of release.
"A lot of it is going to be pirated", he told the Internet Association's Virtuous Circle Summit on Monday, Variety reports.
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