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Taylor Swift Outsold Every Other Album on the Billboard 200 Combined

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Brittany Hodak, writing at Forbes:

    Reputation sold north 1.2 million units in its first measured week. The other 199 albums on the Billboard 200 combined sold only 723,000 units when streaming consumption and song sales are excluded (only four tracks from reputation are available on streaming services). That means for every 10 albums sold last week, more than six of them were Reputation.

    When streaming and digital track sales are included, Reputation still accounts for more than a third of all music consumption in the United States last week.

  2. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    That's amazing. I can't wait for this thing to get up on streaming.
  3. AshlandATeam


    Is this the most impressive musical sales achievement of all time? Because it sure seems impressive.
    skogsraet likes this.
  4. youwontknow

    If I smile with my teeth, bet you'd believe me

    LOL that's epic. She got a big reputation.
  5. Yellowcard2006


    Is it fair to say Taylor Swift is the biggest artist in music? Based on this I think so.

    I think delaying putting the album on streaming services was also a good move.
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  6. Sean Murphy

    Prestigious Supporter

    I don't think that's even a question. I don't know any other artist besides Adele who can sell like this.
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  7. ARo24


    That’s unreal. She has ultimate bragging rights forever now.
  8. Ferrari333SP

    Prestigious Supporter

    Too bad the album is a dud (imo)
    josh.hofer and Jonathan like this.
  9. Sean Murphy

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  11. heymattrick

    Pool Boy at the Vampire Mansion

    Album is pretty solid. Good for her
  12. Analog Drummer


    Yeah I can’t tell you how much I hate it. Can’t put it into words. I’m prob stuck in the past but I like 2009-2014 taylor.
    What do I know though look at those sales
  13. Sander


    Good for her but this can't be good for the music industry at large.
  14. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    It's almost like the gap between the 1% and everyone else is growing wider...
  15. That is insane. I try to explain to friends how big Taylor is and they kind of laugh me off but those numbers are undeniable.
  16. contra11mundum

    I hate spoilers. Supporter

  17. tyramail

    Trusted Supporter

    Where is that guy who claimed he didn’t know any Taylor Swift fans in real life so there was no way she’d sell this many records?
  18. :crylaugh:
  19. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    He'll be back when Run the Jewels sell 1.2 million copies in a week.
  20. jeff.dart


    Pretty stellar marketing I guess.
  21. Lucas27


    And I remember my older brother being super into country music and psyched about this new artist who was only 16. It's so weird thinking about Taylor Swift before she was a household name.