Just like that, 2014 has its first million-selling album.
Taylor Swift sold 1.287 million copies of 1989 last week, according to data from Nielsen SoundScan. As a result, the album becomes the first released this year to sell a million copies, and the year's second-highest seller overall, behind the Frozen soundtrack.
It also means Swift sold more than two copies of 1989 every second last week.
Swift is the first act ever to have three albums sell a million copies in a week. In 2010, her Speak Now sold 1.047 million. Two years ago, Red debuted with 1.21 million sales, the last album to top the million mark in a week.