Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ becomes fastest selling album in the US AND…

by Martin
Taylor Swift is having a huge amount of success with her new album
Taylor Swift in the Live Lounge for BBC Radio 1 last month (© BBC)

Taylor Swift in the Live Lounge for BBC Radio 1 last month (© BBC)

American songstress Taylor Swift is having an incredible amount of success with her latest album ‘1989’ which is the follow-up to her 2012 release, ‘Red’.

The album has already soared to the top of charts around the world and Taylor has even announced plans for ‘The 1989 World Tour’, which is set to take place next year.

In her home country it’s been reported that ‘1989’ has become the quickest selling album in the United States since 2002 after it managed to shift 1.287 million copies in its first week.

This means that ‘1989’ now beats Eminem’s ‘The Eminem Show’ which was released in 2002. The album sold a total of 1.322 million copies – and that high level of sales looks set to continue.

Taylor Swift's new album '1989' is out NOW!

Taylor Swift’s new album ‘1989’ is out NOW!

Billboard have also confirmed that the young songstress is the only artist to have three million-selling weeks with a new album.

During an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald recently, Swift admitted that she has to make her songs and her lyrics autobiographical to some extent, otherwise she doesn’t feel like they are ‘honest.’

The US star explained: “I could make music that’s catchy and has not a shred of personal information in it. But that wouldn’t feel honest and my fans wouldn’t connect to it…”

“It’s like these people have been reading my diaries since I was 16. I spend two years making an album, so I mean it to be meaningful and an accurate representation of my life.”

Taylor announced her world tour earlier this week

Taylor announced her world tour earlier this week

Earlier this week Taylor confirmed plans for ‘The 1989 World Tour’ including three dates in the United Kingdom. For the full tour schedule click here.

The beauty will perform at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on the 23rd of June before going to Manchester on the 24th of June. Taylor will then perform at the BST Hyde Park in London on the 27th of June. If demand is high enough, more dates could be added.

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