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Evidently somebody forgot to tell Taylor Swift fans that albums just don’t sell anymore.Swift’s fifth studio album, 1989, is on track to top the 4 million mark in U.S. sales in this, its 12th week of release. It’ll be the first album to reach 4M in just 12 weeks since Usher’s 2004 blockbuster Confessions.
Swift’s achievement is more impressive than Usher’s because album sales overall were much stronger in 2004 than they are nowadays. Seventy albums sold 1 million or more copies in 2004, compared to just four in 2014. (Sadly, that’s not a typo.)
Each of Swift’s four previous studio albums has also reached 4M.Swift will become just the second artist to top 4M with each of his or her first five studio albums since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking music sales in 1991. The first was Garth Brooks. (Brooks’s first two studio albums were released before the start of the Nielsen SoundScan era, but they have each sold more than 4M copies since the meters were turned on in January 1991.)
1989 sold 3,944,000 copies in the U.S. in its first 11 weeks. It is expected to sell in the 80K range this week, which will bump it up to about 4,024,000.
Swift’s previous studio albums all took much longer to reach 4M in U.S. sales. Her debut album, Taylor Swift, took 125 weeks to reach the plateau. Her sophomore album, Fearless, took 50 weeks. Her third and fourth albums, Speak Now and Red, each took 69 weeks.
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Taylor Swift absolutely loves her fans and it shows.
Swift, 25, has yet again sent a care package to a super fan that was so detailed and filled with goodies that it must have taken hours to put together. Indeed, she sent proof that she put the package together herself: a Polaroid “painting flowers for Rebekah.”
Swift routinely reaches out to fans with support.
This time, Rebekah Bortnicker shared pictures of the amazing package on her Tumblr Monday and there was one special gift inside that made her break down in tears: a check for $1,989 to help with student loans.
The package came in a FedEx box that swift had altered to say SwiftEx and had a handwritten note, where the singer, whose most recent album just happens to be “1989″ (also her birth year), said she thinks Bortnicker is “so beautiful and positive” and a little zip bag that said “now you’re $1989 closer to paying off those student loans.”
After finding out Swift wanted to help with her loans, the young girl breaks down in happy tears.
“Oh, my God,” she says. “Just thank you so much, I can’t even.”
There are so many gifts that it takes her more than seven minutes to get through the entire box.
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