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November 6th, 2014
05:21 PM ET

Is Taylor Swift music industry's savior?

(CNN) – In just one week, Taylor Swift sold 1.2 million copies of her album "1989," making it the first of the year to go platinum.

The fact that it is November only illustrates just how tough it is these days for an artist to move that kind of volume.

And it's not just what Swift did, but the way she did it that's got the music industry so smitten with the pop sweetheart.

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

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