Thursday, July 25, 2024

Taylor Swift Has 9 of Top 20 iTunes Albums After Disney Plus Eras Tour Movie Launch


I guess the Disney Plus launch of the Eras Tour movie was a hit.

Disney released the Taylor Swift concert film on Thursday. It includes five extra songs unseen in the theatrical version.

Did Swifties like it? Well, the singer now has 9 of the top 20 albums on iTunes. Fifteen of her tracks dot the top 100 iTunes singles.

Over on amazon, she has all of her albums in the top 40 CDs and LPs.

So, yeah, I guess “Eras Tour” is a hit on Disney Plus.

The movie made $250 million in its original release. No word from Disney yet on how many people are watching it on their platform, but let’s take a wild guess: Swift fans are watching it over and over.

As for the charts, my question is: Who could be left that doesn’t own all the albums in all their forms? You’d think the audience would be saturated by now. But the sales — in monstrous numbers — just keep chugging along. Without Swift there would be no record business. Or maybe, we’d see 20 spots open up to other artists on the top 100.

I’m surprised there is no Sirius channel dedicated to Swift. But maybe that’s in te offing — if the singer doesn’t buy Sirius XM as an investment!

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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