So, did the "Blank Space" singer go platinum? Shuh-DOBVIOUSLY. According to Billboard, her fifth studio album sold a grand total of 1.287 million copies on the Nielsen SoundScan in the week ending November 2. Wait, wait, wait -- we've gotta let that soak in.
Taylor sold 1.287 million copies of 1989!!!!
When will your faves? Maybe in the year 2002. No, seriously -- according to Billboard, Taylor's is the largest sales week for an album since Eminem's The Eminem Show was released 12 years ago.
Additionally, 1989 is already the biggest-selling LP released this year (sorry, Coldplay), and now the second-biggest-seller of 2014 after the "Frozen" soundtrack's tbh terrifying 3.2 million sales. (Don't let it go, Tay. You must crush them -- and their little talking snowman thing, too.)
And if all that's not enough (IT'S NOT IT NEVER IS), Swift is now the only artist who can claim three million-selling album sales weeks under her belt.
How did Taylor celebrate? With a little Kendrick Lamar, of course.
That's Kendrick Lamar's "Backseat Freestyle" Tay's lip-synching along to, btw. As she told Rolling Stone back in September, it's one of her go-to pump-up jams. Wonder if she's listened to K-Dot's cover of "Shake It Off" yet?
"Industry experts predicted 1989 would sell 650k first week," Swift wrote in the Instagram video's caption. "You went and bought 1.287 million albums."
We think we speak for about 1.287 million people when we say: