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Taylor Swift’s “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” Debuts With Over 3.5 Million Global Units, Becoming Her 13th 7-Figure Debut

Swift has again debuted in six-figure territory.

In addition to debuting atop the Billboard 200 with the biggest US numbers of her career, Taylor Swift’s “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” posted a massive global figure.

According to Republic Records, “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” debuted with over 3.5 million global album equivalent units. The tally reflects combined activity from album sales, track sales, and track streams.

“1989 (Taylor’s Version)” notably becomes Swift’s 13th career album to debut with over a million worldwide units**.

Along with debuting as a dominant #1 in the US, “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” earned first place in key international markets like Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.

**Editor’s Note: Republic’s press release directly mention the “13th album” milestone, but it had previously confirmed “evermore” as the eighth Taylor Swift album to achieve that feat. Since it subsequently reported seven-figure weeks for “Fearless (Taylor’s Version),” “Red (Taylor’s Version),” “Midnights,” and “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version),” this new release would indeed be her 13th million-plus debut.

Brian Cantor

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