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Taylor Swift cements her chart reputation with third UK number one album

Taylor Swift cements her chart reputation with third UK number one album
From BBC - November 17, 2017

I am sorry, Taylor Swift ca not come to the phone right now. Why? Because she's busy selling thousands of albums.

Reputation has shifted 84,000 copies this week, giving the star the third UK number one album of her career.

It has also become 2017's fastest-selling record by a female artist, despite being unavailable on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music.

Swift's previous number ones are 1989, which sold 90,000 copies in week one, and Red, which managed 61,779 copies.

In her home country, Swift is set to top the Billboard charts after racking up more than a million sales of Reputation - the only record to achieve that milestone this year.

But in the UK, where the star has yet to give any interviews or make any TV appearances, her album has failed to match the commercial performance of Take That and Ed Sheeran (who happens to appear on Swift's album track End Game).

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