Taylor Swift's '1989' hits 5 million in U.S. sales, making it the fastest-selling album in over 10 years

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Taylor Swift's mega-selling 1989 album continues to be unstoppable. The set has now surpassed 5 million in U.S. sales, according to Nielsen Music, making it the fastest seller to reach that plateau in more than 10 years.

1989 crossed the 5 million mark in the week ending July 5, with another 26,000 sold (its total now stands at 5.015 million). The album reaches the milestone in only its 36th week of release -- the speediest climb to 5 million since the week ending Aug. 1, 2004, when Usher's Confessions hit 5 million in only its 19th week on sale.

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1989 is Swift's third album to sell 5 million copies, following Fearless (released in 2008) and her self-titled debut (released in 2006). They've sold 6.95 million and 5.52 million, respectively, to-date.

This is also the most recently released album to sell 5 million since Adele's 21 powered through 5 million in its 42nd week (Dec. 11, 2011); 21 has sold 11.1 million.

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On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated July 18), 1989 spends its 36th consecutive week in the top 10 (rising 4-3). The last album to rack up its first 36 chart weeks in the top 10 was Adele's 21, which didn't vacate the region until its 79th chart week (dated Sept. 8, 2012).

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Taylor Swift's '1989' hits 5 million in U.S. sales, making it the fastest-selling album in over 10 years
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 26: Singer/songwriters Taylor Swift (L) and Mick Jagger perform onstage during The 1989 World Tour live in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena at Bridgestone Arena on September 26, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/LP5/Getty Images for TAS)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 03: Taylor Swift and Mick Jagger perform at the United Center on June 3, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 15: (L-R) Taylor Swift, musician Joan Beaz and actress Julia Roberts take a bow on stage during Swift's 'The 1989 World Tour' at Levi's Stadium on August 15, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by John Medina/LP5/Getty Images for TAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer-songwriters Alanis Morissette (R) and Taylor Swift perform onstage during Taylor Swift The 1989 World Tour Live In Los Angeles at Staples Center on August 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS/Getty Images for TAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer-songwriters Alanis Morissette (L) and Taylor Swift perform onstage during Taylor Swift The 1989 World Tour Live In Los Angeles at Staples Center on August 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS/Getty Images for TAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift performs onstage during Taylor Swift The 1989 World Tour Live In Los Angeles at Staples Center on August 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS/Getty Images for TAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer-songwriters Taylor Swift (L) and Natalie Maines of the band Dixie Chicks perform onstage during Taylor Swift The 1989 World Tour Live In Los Angeles at Staples Center on August 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS/Getty Images for TAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer-songwriters Taylor Swift (L) and Natalie Maines of the band Dixie Chicks perform onstage during Taylor Swift The 1989 World Tour Live In Los Angeles at Staples Center on August 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS/Getty Images for TAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift (L) and comedian Ellen DeGeneres perform onstage during Taylor Swift The 1989 World Tour Live In Los Angeles at Staples Center on August 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS/Getty Images for TAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift (L) and comedian Ellen DeGeneres perform onstage during Taylor Swift The 1989 World Tour Live In Los Angeles at Staples Center on August 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS/Getty Images for TAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift (L) and comedian Ellen DeGeneres perform onstage during Taylor Swift The 1989 World Tour Live In Los Angeles at Staples Center on August 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS/Getty Images for TAS)
FOXBORO, MA - JULY 25: Singer Taylor Swift performs at Gillette Stadium on July 25, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for TAS)
FOXBORO, MA - JULY 25: Singer Taylor Swift performs at Gillette Stadium on July 25, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for TAS)
Singer Taylor Swift performs during her "1989" world tour at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Friday, July 10, 2015. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Singer Taylor Swift performs during her "1989" world tour at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on Friday, July 10, 2015, in New Jersey. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Singer Taylor Swift performs during her "1989" world tour at MetLife Stadium on Saturday, July 11, 2015, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Singer Taylor Swift performs during her "1989" world tour at MetLife Stadium on Saturday, July 11, 2015, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 21: Taylor Swift performs in The 1989 World Tour at Ziggo Dome on June 21, 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (Photo by Michel Porro/Getty Images for TAS)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 13: Taylor Swift performs onstage during The 1989 World Tour on June 13, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TAS)
COLOGNE, GERMANY - JUNE 20: Taylor Swift performs live on stage during 'The 1989 World Tour' night 2 at Lanxess Arena on June 20, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images for TAS)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Taylor Swift performs at Manchester Arena on June 24, 2015 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images for TAS)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 23: Taylor Swift performs at The SSE Hydro on June 23, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Gilmore/Getty Images for TAS)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JUNE 29: Taylor Swift brings The 1989 World Tour to 3Arena on June 29, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Carrie Davenport/Getty Images for TAS)
COLOGNE, GERMANY - JUNE 20: Taylor Swift performs live on stage during 'The 1989 World Tour' night 2 at Lanxess Arena on June 20, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images for TAS)
COLOGNE, GERMANY - JUNE 19: Taylor Swift performs during 'The 1989 World Tour' night 1 at Lanxess Arena on June 19, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images for TAS)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 21: Taylor Swift performs in The 1989 World Tour at Ziggo Dome on June 21, 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (Photo by Michel Porro/Getty Images for TAS)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Taylor Swift performs at Manchester Arena on June 24, 2015 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images for TAS)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 23: Taylor Swift performs at The SSE Hydro on June 23, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Gilmore/Getty Images for TAS)
BATON ROUGE, LA - MAY 22: Taylor Swift performs on stage during 'The 1989 World Tour' at LSU Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, LA on May 22, 2015. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TAS)
COLOGNE, GERMANY - JUNE 19: Taylor Swift performs during 'The 1989 World Tour' night 1 at Lanxess Arena on June 19, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images for TAS)
COLOGNE, GERMANY - JUNE 20: Taylor Swift performs live on stage during 'The 1989 World Tour' night 2 at Lanxess Arena on June 20, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images for TAS)
COLOGNE, GERMANY - JUNE 20: Taylor Swift performs live on stage during 'The 1989 World Tour' night 2 at Lanxess Arena on June 20, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images for TAS)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 21: Taylor Swift performs in The 1989 World Tour at Ziggo Dome on June 21, 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (Photo by Michel Porro/Getty Images for TAS)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 12: Taylor Swift performs onstage during The 1989 World Tour on June 12, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TAS)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Taylor Swift performs at Manchester Arena on June 24, 2015 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images for TAS)
BOSSIER CITY, LA - MAY 20: Taylor Swift performs on stage for the 1989 World Tour at CenturyLink Center on May 20, 2015 in Bossier City, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TAS)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 13: Taylor Swift performs onstage during The 1989 World Tour on June 13, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TAS)
COLOGNE, GERMANY - JUNE 19: Taylor Swift performs during 'The 1989 World Tour' night 1 at Lanxess Arena on June 19, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images for TAS)
COLOGNE, GERMANY - JUNE 19: Taylor Swift performs during 'The 1989 World Tour' night 1 at Lanxess Arena on June 19, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images for TAS)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 23: Taylor Swift performs at The SSE Hydro on June 23, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Gilmore/Getty Images for TAS)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 12: Taylor Swift performs onstage during The 1989 World Tour on June 12, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TAS)
DETROIT, MI - MAY 30: Taylor Swift performs on stage during the 1989 World Tour Live at Ford Field on May 30, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for TAS)
COLOGNE, GERMANY - JUNE 19: 'TS' letters are seen during the 'Taylor Swift The 1989 World Tour' night 1 at Lanxess Arena on June 19, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images for TAS)
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