Friday, May 24, 2024

Will Taylor Swift’s 1 Mil Sales Debut Streak End Today? With Just Today Remaining, “Lover” Album Falling Short


This is going to be a long day for Republic Records.

They’ve got to find 230,000 more people to buy or stream Taylor Swift’s “Lover” album.

As of last night, “Lover” had total sales of 767,444 according to hitsdailydouble and Buzz Angle. Of those, a whopping 668,907 were pure sales– CDs and downloads.

But that’s not enough to make 1 million. And that’s what Taylor needs to continue her debut-at-1million streak. Her last four albums hit that magic number in each of their opening weeks.

Something tells me that “somehow” this number will be met. It’s close enough. There’s got to be someone out there with a garage big enough for 230,000 CDs– orĀ  even half that number, but lots of room for streams! (Just kidding. No one would do such a thing. Wink, wink.)

Swift will finish the week at number 1, that’s definite. But next week, between Tool and Lana del Rey, it may not be so easy.

Good luck, Swiftians!



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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