Saturday, May 18, 2024

Taylor Swift Scores a RECORD 48 of 100 iTunes Top 100, 9 of top 10, 4 of Top 5 Albums


The ENTIRE record business belongs to Taylor Swift.

Like it or not, Swift’s new release “The Tortured Poets Department” is setting and breaking records right now.

Swift has at least 48 of the top 100 iTunes singles. Nine of the top 10 are hers, with a song called “The Black Dog” at number 1.

Thanks to releasing different versions of “Poets” last night, Swift has four of the top 5 albums, and a dozen more on the top 100.

When the Spotify charts update this morning, Swift should have many of those spots locked up as well.

What is going on here, you might ask? How could one person — one music artist, songwriter — have generated this much music in such a short time? It makes you wonder if she sleeps. It’s not like Swift is a hermit. We see constant videos and photos of her out on the town, or at football games, not to mention performing in front of crowds of 50,000 people. Is there a team of Taylor Swifts, dozens of avatars?

Of course, the insane part of this is that she dropped THIRTY ONE songs over night. Can there possibly be unreleased tracks as well? Is this why producer Jack Antonoff’s eyeglasses are getting thicker with each new release?

Tomorrow is Record Store Day, a marketing gimmick in the music biz. What surprise does Swift have for that occasion?

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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