Saturday, May 18, 2024

Taylor Swift’s Two Intimate Performances on “Saturday Night Live” Send Her “Lover” Album Back to Number 1


Taylor Swift’s “Lover” album is back at number 1 on iTunes, and number 3 on amazon. Going into “Saturday Night Live,” Swift was at number 5 or so on both charts. But her two very intimate and exceptional performances on the late night now clicked with fans who somehow still don’t have the album. The result is that the album jumped and so did the “Lover” single on the singles charts. “SNL” ratings for the show were a little down overall, but up in the key demo with younger viewers. Is Taylor going to have a Grammy sweep in January? I’d say we’re in for a big dose of her. If these performances are any indication, that will be most welcome.


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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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