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Taylor Swift Collects Fourth No. 1 Album, 'Now 52' Debuts at No. 2

Taylor Swift performs on Hollywood Boulevard for ?Jimmy Kimmel Live? on October 23, 2014.
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Taylor Swift performs on Hollywood Boulevard for Jimmy Kimmel Live on October 23, 2014.

As reported earlier, Taylor Swift's 1989 debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with the largest sales week in over 12 years.

1989 sold 1.287 million copies in the week ending Nov. 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the largest week for any album since Eminem's The Eminem Show sold 1.322 million its second chart week (ending June 2, 2002).

1989's first-week sum also makes it the biggest selling album released in 2014, outpacing Sam Smith's In the Lonely Hour (746,000). 1989 is also immediately the second-biggest selling album of the year (following the Frozen soundtrack, which was released in 2013, and has sold 3.2 million in 2014).