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Top entertainment stories of 2012

Published On: Dec 19 2012 11:43:40 AM PST   Updated On: Dec 19 2012 11:00:00 PM PST

The year 2012 was packed full of entertainment stories, from stars who left us and celebrity scandals to new arrivals and award-winning performances. Join us for a look back at the year in entertainment.

2012 entertainment - Taylor Swift
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October 22: Taylor Swift launches "Red"
Less than 24 hours after Taylor Swift celebrated her new album "Red" with a launch party in New York City, the album was already No. 1 on the iTunes album chart. Four promotional singles were released in the month leading up to the album release, three of which debuted inside the top 10 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. "Red" sold 1.2 million copies in its first week in the U.S, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, the second highest debut for a female artist, behind only "Oops!... I Did It Again" by Britney Spears, and has sold more than 3.3 million copies worldwide.

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