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If 1989 comes out on top, this will be the second time that Swift has had the year’s top-selling album. Swift would be the third act to have the year’s best-selling album twice since 1991, when Nielsen SoundScan began tracking music sales. She would follow Adele (whose 21 finished first in both 2011 and 2012) and Eminem (whose The Eminem Show was #1 for 2002 and whose Recovery was on top for 2010).
Whichever album comes out on top, this will be the fifth time that Swift has put an album in the year’s top three. She’s only the second artist to do that in the Nielsen SoundScan era, following Eminem.