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Taylor Swift’s claims fastest-selling album of the decade title with ‘1989’

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Washington, July 10: Taylor Swift’s hit album has become the fastest selling record of the last decade.

According to data from Nielsen Music, the record has sold over 5 million units since its release 36 weeks ago, knocking previous album on the spot, Usher’s ‘Confessions’ to second place, Variety magazine reported.

Usher’s album had reached 5 million in 19 weeks in 2004.

‘ 1989′ also outdoes Adele’s ’21,’ which has sold 11.1 million copies to date, and had hit the 5 million mark in late 2011 in 42 weeks. Adele’s blockbuster album.

Earlier this week, Swift’s music video for single ‘Blank Space’ had become the fastest video to top 1 billion views on Vevo. (ANI)