"I'm freaking out. [I've] listened to Taylor Swift since second grade", one fan said, relaying the message to her friend over the phone.
It is understood that the star's sixth album "Reputation" is the first album to sell a million copies in a tracking week in almost two years, since Adele's 25 sold 1.16 million copies in the frame ending December 25, 2015 (the album's fifth week on sale).
Taylor Swift's new album Reputation has already claimed the top selling album of 2017, just four days after its release.
Swift's last three albums all sold over 1m copies within a week of release 1989 (1.29 million in 2014), Red (1.21 million, 2012), and 2010's Speak Now (1.05 million).
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Sheeran's record was released in March and has sold 919,000 copies to date. Now, the album is tracking to be No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart December 2, with critics now generally praising the album itself.
Around the same time, Perez Hilton was sent a "take-down notice" after sharing an image of Swift's leaked track list and when he failed to comply, his Twitter account was suspended.
Besides retweeting photos of her fans with their Reputation gear, Swift also featured a positive tweet from country star Keith Urban, and responded with a bit of an "Old Taylor" enthusiastic tone-exclamation points abounding. Tay documented the whole thing on her Instagram Story.
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