Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Music | Taylor Swift’s New Album Is About To Make History

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This is panning out to be a pretty big week for Taylor Swift (and it’s only Tuesday). Besides becoming New York’s official celebrity ambassador, hosting rooftop and living room listening parties for fans, hanging out with her cats and serving as mentor on a little show called The Voice, the country princess turned new Queen of Pop just released her highly anticipated fifth studio album 1989 and it’s already breaking records.

According to Billboard, the latest album had an initial sales forecast of 750,000 which was upped to 800,000 and finally anticipated to sell 900,000 records in its opening week but now, after only one day of sales, 1989 is on track to break the million mark by the end of the week. If that holds true, Swift will be the first artist to have three albums sell that many copies in one week (both Red and Speak Now also broke that threshold). Those numbers will also make 1989 the 19th album to break one million in one week since Nielsen SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991 and first studio album to sell one million copies in 2014.

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