To celebrate the massive sales, Taylor posted an Instagram video of herself lip-syncing "Backseat Freestyle" by Kendrick Lamar. She captioned the video: " Industry experts predicted 1989 would sell 650k first week. You went and bought 1.287 million albums."
1989 had the biggest week in sales since the release of The Eminem Show in 2002 which sold 1.32 million copies.
According to Billboard, Swift's first pop album has set a number of impressive records. In its first week, 1989 has become the biggest selling album of the entire year. No other record released in 2014 has reached a million copies sold, period. The only other album to sell more copies in 2014 was the soundtrack to the Disney movie Frozen, which was released in late 2013 but has sold 3.2 million copies this calendar year.