Sunday, May 26, 2024

Taylor Swift Breaks the Record for LP Sales with “Midnights” Four Different Editions


Taylor Swift has broken another record — figuratively — for selling records.

“Midnights” has apparently sold almost 500,000 LP copies since its release on Friday. This makes sense– if 100,000 people each purchased all four collectible colored pieces of vinyl, that would make at least 400,000.

So it’s not actually a half million people. It’s more like 125,000 people buying the same record four times. Even so, that’s $100 per person, give or take. Not bad.

When you put the record covers together, you get a picture of a clock. There’s a separate clock mechanism that can be purchased that makes the whole thing into a souvenir. That costs $49.

Adding in CDs and streaming, is predicting sales between 1 million and 1.5 million by Thursday night. Got that? Swift has at least a mansion in Rhode Island and homes in New York and London. Just sayin’… She knows how to make money, that’s for sure!

Is this album any good: Well, it’s a lot like other Taylor Swift albums. I kind of like the song, “Anti-Hero,” and there are about a half dozen new tunes like “Would’ve Could’ve Should’ve” that will give it “legs” for a few months.

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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