Taylor Swift sells 1.2 million copies of 'Red' in its first week
"Red" is the first album to sell more than a million copies in one week since Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" in 2011, reports Billboard, which also notes that it's the second-largest album debut for a female artist ever, following the sale of 1.319 million copies of Britney Spears' "Oops! ...I Did It Again" in 2000.
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Not that it really needs to be stated, but this means "Red" will debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, Swift's third No. 1.
Breathe easy, *NSYNC fans: The boy band still holds the record for most albums sold in one week when "No Strings Attached" sold 2.416 copies in 2000.
Swift will embark on a gigantic North American tour in support of "Red" beginning in March of 2013.