Sunday, May 26, 2024

Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” Hits 1.5 Million in Sales, Remains At Number 1 for Most of Summer


Back on July 24th, Taylor Swift surprised us all with a new album called “Folklore.” It’s been number 1 ever since then.

This week “Folklore” crossed the 1.5 million sales mark. That includes 819,000 CDs and paid downloads, mostly the latter since physical product wasn’t available right away.

“Folklore” now comes in many varieties including deluxe editions, CDs, digital, grilled and poached. But whatever way it comes, Swift has earned a Grammy Album of the Year nomination if not a win. Last year, she was penalized by the record industry and got few nods for “Lover,” her previous album. That was because she spoke out against Big Machine, Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun. It wasn’t subtle. Let’s hope the new leaders a NARAS get it right this year. “Folklore” should get a a bunch of nods including Album, Song, Record, Female Pop Vocal, Duet, etc.

And I never even got a cardigan. (But I only wear natural fibers.)


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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