It's Official: Taylor Swift Sells Over 1 Million Albums in a Week

9:18 AM PST 11/03/2010 by Lindsay Powers
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Nielsen SoundScan numbers show Speak Now bowed at 1,047,000 -- the biggest debut since 50 Cent's "The Massacre" in March 2005.

It's official: Taylor Swift's album Speak Now has sold more than 1 million copies in its debut week.

According to Nielsen SoundScan, the country singer moved 1,047,000 copies -- the most since 50 Cent's March 2005 release, The Massacre, which bowed with 1,141,000. Related: 10 artists who moved a million in a week. [pullquote]

Swift, who has also been garnering media attention for reportedly romancing Jake Gyllenhaal, will debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

There have only been 16 over-a-million first-week album sales since SoundScan began tracking music sales in 1991, Billboard reports. The last was Lil Wayne's The Carter III in June 2008.  N*Sync's No Strings Attached holds the record with 2,416,000 records sold in 2000.

The newly relaunched issue of The Hollywood Reporter, on stands Wednesday, projected Swift would have a million debut.

"Whatever the number is, it's mind-blowing," says Big Machine CEO Scott Burchetta, whose Universal-distributed label has issued all three of Swift's albums, 10 million strong and counting.

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