Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Taylor Swift Breaks Her Own Record with 1.5 Mil Copies Sold of New “1989” Album — Almost All Non-Streaming


Taylor Swift broke her own record this week.

She had her top selling debut week for any of her albums with “1989 (Taylor’s Version).” Hitsdailydouble.com puts the total at 1.56 million.

Most of those were from physical sales — CDs, LPs, and paid downloads. That total was a shocking 1.280 million. Only 300K were streaming equivalent although Swift took up most of the streaming chart last week.

The re-recorded “1989” album out sold the debut week for the original “1989,” which adds to the craziness.

Not so happy would be Shamrock Capital, which bought the original “1989” and five other masters from Scooter Braun for $330 million. Swift has wiped out the original albums by re-recording them. Braun is said to have encouraged Shamrock to buy the masters despite the threat of the re-recordings. He told them the value would go up.

But the original “1989” has sold just 32,000 physical copies in 2023. With streaming, the number is 1.1 million. But it’s far cry from the new version.

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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