Taylor Swift Sells as Many Albums as Early-2000s Eminem

Which is quite the feat.

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While Taylor Swift was imitating her cats (opens in new tab) and accidentally releasing (opens in new tab) static on iTunes, 1989 was basically selling itself straight into the record books, reports Billboard (opens in new tab).

According to the music mag, the recent New York City transplant's fifth record sold 1.287 million copies during its first seven days on sale, the biggest sales week for an artist since Eminem's The Eminem Show moved 1.322 million copies in June 2002.

The good news doesn't stop there: Swift has become the only artist to have three million-selling weeks with an album in the history of the US chart.

All that's left now is for 1989 to dethrone the Frozen soundtrack, which still stands as the highest-selling album of 2014.

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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.