Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Taylor Swift’s One Day Sales for “Evermore” Point Toward Artist’s Biggest Hit of the Year for a Second Time


Taylor Swift’s “Evermore” is going to become Folklore– and more.

Swift’s second surprise album of the year sold a whopping 134,000 copies on Friday, including around 85,000 CDs and downloads. That’s the one day sale only.

Additionally, “Folklore” sold around 9.2K copies on Friday including streaming and sales.

Taylor is currently taking up 7 slots on the iTunes top 100 albums. She has the top 2 singles on the iTunes charts, plus 7 or 8 other spots on that chart. The single, “Willow,” is number 1 and a remix version of it is number 2.

Listening to the “Willow” remix I realized it’s not so much Joni Mitchell that Taylor sounds like, it’s Suzanne Vega. I think there should be a Suzanne Vega Renaissance in light of “Evermore” and “Folklore.” The influence is quite direct.

But there’s no denying the Taylor Swift tsunami. And she’s even got that boyfriend writing lyrics!



Roger Friedman
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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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