Taylor Swift's Reputation is America's biggest selling album of 2017 after shifting 1.2 million copies in its opening week

The singer-songwriter sets a new US chart record after bumper opening week sales of her latest album.

Taylor Swift's Reputation album has soared to Number 1 in America with huge opening week sales.

The singer-songwriter's sixth album shifted 1.216 million, Billboard reports, to debut at the summit of the Billboard 200 chart. Not only does it earn Taylor her fourth million-selling week, she is the only artist to achieve as many million-selling weeks since their data gatherers Nielsen started electronically tracking sales in 1991. 

Reputation's bumper opening week also make its America's best-selling album of 2017 so far, overtaking Ed Sheeran's ÷, which has sold 931,000 to date. 

Taylor scored million-selling weeks with the debut weeks of each of her last three studio albums: 1989(1.287 million in 2014), Red (1.208 million, 2012) and Speak Now (1.047 million, 2010).

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Reputation is the first album to sell over one million copies in a single week in America since Adele's 25 shifted 1.157 million during its fifth week on sales (it opened with a record-breaking 3.378 million in its opening week).

In the UK, Reputation debuted at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart with 84,000 sales - the sixth biggest opening week for an album this year.

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Elsewhere, Reputation landed at Number 1 in a further nine countries, including Australia, where it dethroned P!nk's Beautiful Trauma. 

Journey back through Taylor Swift's evolution by looking back at all of her single and album artwork below:

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1 - Tim McGraw