Red the latest album from pop country icon Taylor Swift has just been awarded the Platinum status as its first week of sales has already reached 1.208 million units.
It is now officially the biggest album sales by any artist within the decade.
The report is released by Nielsen Soundscan.
In 2010, Taylor Swift did the same feat in her sophomore album Speak Now.
Swift now holds the title of being the only female singer who has two albums that sold one million within one week.
TAYLOR tweeted last night: “They just told me Red sold 1.2 million albums first week. How is this real life?! You are UNREAL. I love you so much. Thanks a million ;).”
Upon release last week, “RED” — on BIG MACHINE — climbed to #1 on the iTUNES chart — in just 36 minutes, and debuted #1 on BILLBOARD 200 chart, making it TAYLOR’s third chart topper.