Can Taylor Swift pull a threepeat?
Sometime in the near future—probably before Christmas*, almost certainly no later than mid-2011—Taylor Swift will achieve a feat increasingly rare among pop music superstars. She'll see each of her first three albums go "multi-platinum," i.e. sell over two million copies apiece. (Yes, we're officially predicting that over two million of you will actually buy Swift's latest album, "Speak Now." We're going out on a limb here!)
Assuming we're right and Swift pulls off a multi-platinum "threepeat," just how remarkable of an achievement will that be? Put it this way: Of the 14 other artists listed in this gallery—the bestselling artists to emerge over the past decade—only nine have accomplished a similar feat. Can you guess which ones they are? Read on and we'll reveal the sales figures.—Andy Hermann, Metromix
*Yup, it was before Christmas; "Speak Now" crossed the two million sales threshold in the first week of December.
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