Sunday, May 19, 2024

Taylor Swift Has Sold 5 Million Albums in 5 Months, Has 14 of Them on the Top 100 Right Now During Eras Tour


This has to be a first of some kind.

According to numbers I checked with Luminate, Taylor Swift has sold almost 5 million albums since January 1, 2023.

She has around 14 titles on the iTunes and Luminate top 100 albums charts. That includes 3 versions of her “Midnights” album, and all of her re-recorded “Taylor’s Version” collections of past releases.

This is all in conjunction with her monster “Eras” tour going on right now, which is so sold out even she might not be able to get tickets for under a thousand bucks.

Billy Joel did say a few years ago that Swift is the Beatles of our time. In a sales sense, he’s right.

Swift’s total number through Friday is 4.9 million. She’ll hit the 5 million mark this week. No one else comes close. Just for comparison: Adele has sold 605,000 albums so far this year. Even Morgan Wallen, who’s a big country star despite controversies, has sold just 4 million.

This chapter of pop music history is all about Taylor Swift. Brav-oh.

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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