Monday, May 20, 2024

Get Ready for Taylor Swift “Poets” Tsunami to Hit at Midnight, Beyonce Album Ending Run at 700,000


Cowboy Carter is about to get rounded up.

Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” will at midnight like the hurricane in “The Wizard of Oz.” Nothing will be left in its wake including Beyonce’s album.

“Cowboy Carter” will fall, like everything else, by the wayside. The Beyonce album has sold around 700,000 copies including streaming. My guess is, Swift will sell that in her first week.

All of Beyonce’s tracks are out of the top 20, too, making way for Swift to swamp iTunes. Even “Texas Hold Em” is gone, although it will remain on the radio for a long time.

Swift advance orders will fuel her opening, and you know she’ll be making appearances everywhere. She has an uncanny instinct for promotion, unlike Beyonce who kept away from it.

Get ready for a Beyonce vs. Taylor Swift showdown in January at the next Grammy Awards. Beyonce will win, I’m telling you now.

Come back after midnight for a Swiftian review.

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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