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Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ sells 1.3M copies in 1st week

    Taylor Swift and Metallica are among the lineup for the U.S. debut of the Rock in Rio music festival May 2015.

NEW YORK » Taylor Swift’s new album has sold 1.287 million copies in its first week.

Nielsen SoundScan announced late Tuesday that "1989" earned the largest sales in a week for an album since Eminem’s "The Eminem Show" sold 1.322 million units in 2002.

Swift is the only artist to have three albums push more than 1 million units in its debut week: 2012’s "Red" sold 1.208 million and 2010’s "Speak Now" sold 1.047 million copies, respectively.

The 24-year-old’s fifth album features the smash hit, "Shake It Off." She will launch a world tour next year.

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