Monday, April 22, 2024

Speak Now, Pay Later: Taylor Swift on Track to Sell Whopping 700,000 Copies of Latest Re-recorded Album


It’s Taylor Swift’s world, all right.

The number 1 music star in the world is set to sell the equivalent of SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND copies of her re-recorded album, “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).”

According to hitsdailydouble it will be the biggest seller in “Version” series. Of that total a shocking 475,000 copies are CDs, LPs, and paid downloads.

Swift’s fans are obviously buying multiple copies in different formats. If it it came as the middle of an Oreo cookie, they’d be eating it.

There’s no question that Swift and the people behind her are marketing geniuses.

Meantime, she has several other albums on the charts including her 2023 “Midnights” in different versions.

Taylor is a workhorse, that’s for sure. She may be recording a new album even as I write this! And she has more re-records to come.

Swift is on Monte and Avery Lipman’s Republic Records, part of Universal. This will be Republic’s 19th week at number 1 this year. They also have Morgan Wallen, who could not be more different than Taylor Swift. Talk about covering your bets!

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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