"I had hoped that my fans would get what I was doing there -- that they would embrace it. And the fact that they celebrated that and 1.2 million of them went out and bought it the first week and it became my first U.K. No. 1 album, it is absolutely unbelievable."

- Taylor Swift, speaking at a mall in London on Tuesday, about her most recent album "Red." Swift was there to turn on the mall's Christmas lights.

Update: Swift is still sitting atop the charts this week, with "Red" selling another 344,000. That makes it the second best album of the year.