"Monster" sales for Taylor Swift's "Speak Now"?
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
– Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" looks to have a "monster" sales week, according to Billboard.
"Industry prognosticators are suggesting the Big Machine set may arrive with as much as 800,000 to 900,000 copies sold by week's end on Oct. 31. And, there's even a chance it could approach 1 million," Billboard.biz said on its web site Tuesday. The disc was released with great fanfare by Swift on Monday.
The largest sales this year was Eminem's "Recovery" with 741,000 units sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The last disc to sell 1 million copies in 1 week was Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" with 1,006,000 in June 2008.
Swift's last album, "Fearless," started at number 1 with 592,000 in
November 2008 and has sold 6 million.
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