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Swift sells more than 1M copies of new CD

November 3, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Taylor Swift sold more than 1 million copies of her new album "Speak Now" to debut at the top of the Billboard album chart this week. Billboard.com said Wednesday that it's the biggest debut since 50 Cent's "The Massacre" five years ago. According to Billboard, Swift's record outsold positions number two through 62 on their chart combined.

"I... Can't... Believe... This... You guys have absolutely lit up my world. Thank you," the country pop star tweeted Wednesday morning.

According to Nielsen SoundScan figures, "Speak Now" sold 1,047,000 copies since it was released last week. That's slightly higher than the 1,006,000 posted by Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" in 2008.

"Speak Now" is the 20-year-old's third album. Her self-titled debut and her sophomore album, 2008's "Fearless," both went multiplatinum.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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