Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Taylor Swift Adding Another 450K “Poets Department” Sales This Week, Hitting 3 Million Total


Taylor Swift is wrapping up a second, crazy week on the album “The Tortured Poets Department.”

Hitsdailydouble.com says “Poets” sold 455,000 copies including streaming. Of that, 125,000 are actual CDs, LPs, and downloads.

That would put Taylor’s total at 3 million copies, with 1 million in hard sales. This week, the streaming exceeded the so called physical numbers.

A whole generation has now been served Taylor Swift music. They’ve been influenced by it, will always remember it, quote it, and try to play it on some instrument.

Everyone wants to know, Will it last? Some of it will, yes. Not the endless volumes of break up songs. But a few things will stick and one day — aside from the inevitable box sets with more lost tracks and demos, B sides, and extra lyrics — there will be a Greatest Hits with 12 songs. And those songs will outlast the balance of it all. “Lover,” “Anti-Hero,” “Blank Space,” “Shake it Off,” “You Have to Calm Down,” “Betty,” “Love Song,” and “All Too Well” will make the grade. And, I guess, “Fortnight.”

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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