10 albums with the largest opening weeks ever in the USA ("Reputation" lands at #8)

Now that Taylor Swift's album has been released, it's being debated whether "Reputation" sold more or less copies than "1989" did in its first week. Ever wonder what other albums had large opening weeks? There's definitely a pattern here...

10. 50 Cent - The Massacre - 1.141 million



7. Taylor Swift - 1989 - 1.287 million


6. Britney Spears - ...Oops! I Did It Again - 1.319 million


5. Backstreet Boys - Black & Blue - 1.591 million


4. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP - 1.76 million


2. NSYNC - No Strings Attached - 2.416 million


See #1, 3, 8, and 9 at the source.



Meanwhile, these are America's top-selling albums of all time:
1. Thriller - Michael Jackson (33 million units)
2. Eagles: Their Greatest Hits (29 million)
3. Greatest Hits Vol. I & II - Billy Joel (23 million)
4. The Wall - Pink Floyd (23 million)
5. Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin (23 million)



ONTD, will one of Taylor Swift's albums ever sell over 23 million copies?

Sources: #1, #2