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Taylor Swift’s “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” Rockets To #1 On US iTunes Album Sales Chart

The eagerly anticipated album reached #1 shortly after its release.

Taylor Swift - 1989 Taylor's Version cover art | Photo by Beth Garrabrant | Republic/UMG/TS

It was one of the year’s most anticipated releases, making its immediate impact the antithesis of surprising.

Indeed, Taylor Swift’s “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” rocketed to #1 on the all-genre US iTunes album sales chart shortly after its release late Thursday/early Friday. It remains atop the chart as of 1:15AM ET Friday morning.

The new release follows “Fearless (Taylor’s Version),” “Red (Taylor’s Version),” and “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” as the fourth re-recording/update of Swift’s albums. It contains the original tracks, as well as five never-before-released “From The Vault” songs.

Released in 2014, the original “1989” debuted as Taylor Swift’s first official pop album. It unsurprisingly caught fire, posting massive global sales numbers while yielding megahits in songs like “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space,” and “Bad Blood.”

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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