Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Folklore: Taylor Swift Sold 225,000 Albums Last Week with EIGHT Entries in the Top 50

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Taylor Swift is on tour, selling out all her venues. Her fans are going crazy.

How do we know? Last week, Taylor placed seven albums in the top 50. Seven! From her most recent, Midnights (62,469) to Fearless – Taylor’s Version (14,088 copies).

When I called a local record store today to ask if they had something else for Record Store Day, a recording came on saying they weren’t taking calls, but they did have Taylor Swift in stock and “plan accordingly.”

WTF?

Most of these records sound alike to me, but this isn’t my generation. Obviously, Swift is THE star of hers, especially — I would guess — among young ladies. Well, she’s smart, successful, wily, good in business, no one’s fool, and just vengeful enough to take notes for songs during relationships. Good for her!

PS She also outfoxed all the record execs, re-recording her albums so she owns the new master recordings. And they’re selling better than the originals!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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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