Taylor, is that you? The chart-topping pop star posted a throwback photo of herself at age 12 in honor of ‘1989’s huge success. The last time an album sold 1.2 million copies it was 2002, and Taylor had cornrows!
Taylor Swift, 24, is on top of the world with her latest album, 1989, selling over 1.2 million copies in just one week! That’s seriously impressive! On Nov. 6, the “Shake It Off” singer posted a throwback picture of her younger self on Instagram to remind everyone how long it’s been since an album sold that many copies. Clever!
Taylor Swift Shares Adorable ‘Throwback’ Photo From Middle School In Cornrows
Wow, who knew Taylor once had corn rows?
Once news broke that her new album, 1989, had sold 1.2 million copies in it’s first week, Taylor shared this photo with a very interesting caption:
“The last time an album sold as many copies as 1989 did first week, it was 2002, I was 12, and going through my ‘braids phase’. #nofilternecessary.”
The 2002 chart-topping album Taylor is referring to is Eminem‘s “The Eminem Show” which sold 1.322 million in its second chart week, according to Billboard. As proven from Taylor’s awkward (but adorable) corn row picture, that was over a decade ago, and no artist has managed to accomplish that much success until now.
To further prove Taylor is a superstar, after just one week of sales 1989 is already the second largest album of 2014, behind the Frozen soundtrack. Awesome!
Taylor’s ‘1989’ Celebration Video — Raps ‘Backseat Freestyle’
As expected, Taylor has been in high spirits following her immense success. To further celebrate said success, Taylor posted a video showing off her rapping skills to Kendrick Lamar‘s song, “Backseat Freestyle.”
Taylor captioned the cute video, “Industry experts predicted 1989 would sell 650k first week. You went and bought 1.287 million albums. AND IT’S GOT ME LIKE:”
And cue Taylor rapping and dancing — see the video here! She sure looks different without the corn rows, huh?
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Taylor is the number one pop star at the moment? Tell us your thoughts!
— Julianne Ishler