The Charts

Taylor Swift Breaks Records

Eat your heart out, Kanye. Backed by positive reviews and high visibility, Taylor Swift's latest album, Speak Now, opened at No. 1 on the Billboard chart after selling a whopping 1.046 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was the highest one-week total since Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III sold 1.006 million copies in June 2008, and marked the highest one-week sales ever for a female country artist. Speak Now is currently the fastest-selling album of 2010, besting Eminem, whose Recovery dropped in June and moved 741,000 copies in its first week.