Taylor Swift's new album "Red" is now platinum. She sold 1.2 million copies in the first week.

That makes it the largest sales week for any album in a decade and her second straight album to sell more than 1 million copies in its first week.

Swift tweeted "How is this real life? You are UNREAL. I love you so much. Thanks a million."

Swift is hoping to retain her title as the CMA entertainer of the year on Thursday. She will also be performing.

Country star Luke Bryan says Taylor Swift is one of the most creative and innovative artists of our time. He thinks her astonishing album sales lift the music industry as a whole. Bryan says "anytime you see a country music star start in country and then grow to a worldwide, Garth-like situation it's always pretty amazing."