Taylor Swift lands America’s top sales week in a day

Taylor Swift’s new album Lover has landed the year’s biggest first-week sales in America in just a day.
The release dropped on Friday (23Aug19) and clocked in at 450,000 sales in its first 24 hours – over 35,000 more sales than ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas’ band the Jonas Brothers managed in their first week back in June (19), with Happiness Begins.
Lover will debut at number one on the Billboard 200 next weekend (01Sep19), with an estimated 700,000 sales, landing Taylor her sixth U.S. number one.
The album notches up the biggest sales week for any album since Swift’s reputation debuted at number one with over 1.2 million copies sold in November, 2017.