Sunday, May 26, 2024

Taylor Swift Acknowledges Record Breaking Sales of “Tortured Poets” Album: “Are You Even Serious?”


Even Taylor Swift is a little gobsmacked by the sales of her album.

As I reported on Friday, “The Tortured Poets Department” has sold 2.6 million copies. Of those, 1.9 million are hard sales of CDs, LPs, and downloads. The rest is from streaming.

“Poets” is the third highest debuting album of any week since 1990. Only Adele and NSync were higher.

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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