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GETTYSwift is expected to announce a tour soon

Ed Sheeran has shot down speculation he is the "best friend" Taylor Swift sings about wanting to romance in her new song Dress.

Taylor Swift has a notoriously scant Twitter presence.

Swift released her sixth album, "reputation", last week.

This makes it the first album to sell a million copies in a week since Adele's 25 moved 1.16 million copies on the week ending December 25th, 2015. Other big debuts include 2014's "1989", 2012's "Red", and 2010's "Speak Now". One clever fan even wrapped a stuffed snake around her neck as she posed with her copy of Reputation, a winking reference to the insult Swift has reappropriated as her own symbol.

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Taylor Swift, like Adele in 2015, managed these lava-hot numbers with old-fashioned CD sales and digital downloads. Troy Carter, former manager of Lady Gaga who now works for Spotify in the role of global head of creator services, warned the decision to hold "Reputation" off streaming platforms would facilitate piracy.

Ed Sheeran wants to make it known that Taylor Swift was definitely, 100% percent, forsure forsure, absolutely not talking about him on her Reputation track "Dress".

Full first week sales will be available next week, when "Reputation" will top the Billboard 200 album chart. The singer announced the first leg of a 2018 stadium tour in support of her latest release.

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