Sunday, May 19, 2024

Taylor Swift “Red” Album Set for 1 Million Plus Debut


Taylor Swift: does she need the Kennedys? Not really. Her “Red” album, a hodgepodge of her songs, Max Martin type production, and tabloid fodder is set to make a stunning debut on Monday. “Red” will be number 1, of course, but by a lot. I mean, a lot. “Red” will have sold between 1.1 mil and 1.25 million copies from this past Monday through Sunday night.

When the reporting comes in this Monday, “Red” will have sold more than the top 50 sells all together according to our friends at And that’s with fans double-buying, in some cases, five of the songs that were already released as singles.

The mind boggles when you think of a generation that will grow up with “Red” as its “Tapestry” or “Blue” or “No Secrets.” But the world is supposed to end on December 21st, so maybe it won’t matter.

Here’s the real deal:


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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