Taylor Swift's "Red" logs huge first-week sales

Country superstar Taylor Swift moved 1.21 million copies of her brand-new album, "Red," its first week in stores, marking the biggest-selling album debut in 10 years. // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Country superstar Taylor Swift moved 1.21 million copies of her brand-new album, "Red," its first week in stores, marking the biggest-selling album debut in 10 years.

Swift's fourth studio set surfaced last Monday (10/22) and sold more copies in its first week than any other album since Eminem's 2002 release, "The Eminem Show," which sold 1.322 million copies its first week out. The country-pop album has easily topped The Billboard 200 this week, making it Swift's third chart-topping release.

Swift, who announced plans for an extensive 2013 tour yesterday (10/30), is the only female artist to have two million-selling weeks since SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991. Her 2010 release, "Speak Now," sold 1.047 million copies its first week in stores.

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Swift spent last week on a massive media promotion behind the new release, including appearances on "Good Morning America" (10/22-23), "The Late Show With David Letterman" (10/23), "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (10/25)" and "20/20" (10/26), among others. Along with traditional music retailers, "Red" was also sold in other locations, such as Starbuck's, Walgreens and Papa John's Pizza. The brand-new collection has already topped the iTunes Albums sales charts in 40 countries, according to a press release.

The multi-platinum songstress will begin the 2013 schedule March 13-14 in Omaha, NE, followed by another 44 cities spread across the continent. Tickets for the outing go on sale Nov. 16.

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March 2013
13, 14 - Omaha, NE
18, 19 - St. Louis, MO
22 - Charlotte, NC
23 - Columbia, SC
27-29 - Newark, NJ

April 2013
10 - Miami, FL
12 - Orlando, FL
18, 19 - Atlanta, GA
20 - Tampa, FL
25 - Cleveland, OH
26 - Indianapolis, IN
27 - Lexington, KY

May 2013
4 - Detroit, MI - Ford Field
7 - Louisville, KY
8 - Columbus, OH
11, 12 - Washington, D.C.
16 - Houston, TX
21 - Austin, TX
22 - San Antonio, TX
25 - Dallas, TX - Cowboys Stadium
28, 29 - Glendale, AZ

June 2013
1 - Salt Lake City, UT
2 - Denver, CO
15 - Toronto, Ontario - Rogers Centre
22 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Investors Group Field
29 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Place Stadium

July 2013
6 - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Field
20 - Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field
27 - Foxborough, MA - Gillette Stadium

August 2013
1 - Des Moines, IA
2, 3 - Kansas City, MO
6 - Wichita, KS
7 - Tulsa, OK
10 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field
15 - San Diego, CA
19, 20 - Los Angeles, CA
27 - Sacramento, CA
30 - Portland, OR
31 - Tacoma, WA

September 2013
6 - Fargo, ND
7, 8 - St. Paul, MN
12 - Greensboro, NC
13 - Raleigh, NC
14 - Charlottesville, VA
19-21 - Nashville, TN

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