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For comparison purposes, Red sold 1.21 million copies its first week available. If 1989 sells 1.2 million, it will fall short, though barely, of the sales of Red. Sales of 1989 have already come close to topping the 1 million mark, which will make Taylor Swift the only artist in history, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to have 1 million copies or more sold upon first opening on the Billboard 200.
1989, which launched in stores nationwide on October 27, is the fifth studio album that Taylor Swift has created so far. When the next Billboard 200 chart comes out on Wednesday, November 5, 1989 will more than likely be sitting at the number one spot.