Friday, June 21, 2024

Taylor Swift Breaks 4 Million Mark with “Tortured Poets,” 7th Week at Number 1


Taylor Swift is the gift that keeps on giving.

Her “Tortured Poets Department” is number 1 for the 7th week in a row.

Total sales are now 4.1 million including streaming, 2.3 million in CDs, LPS, downloads, and whatnot.

It’s remarkable achievement with no sign of letting up. Swifties have kept Eyelashes — my name for Billie Eilish fans — at bay for two weeks. “Hit Me Hard and Soft” continues at number 2.

This week, “Poets” sold a total 146,275. Taylor has FIVE other albums in the top 50, as well.

This week’s achievement puts “Poets” at number 13 of the best selling albums of the 2020s. She already holds the number 2 and 5 spots with “Midnights” and “Folklore,” respectively.

Also in the top 50 this week: Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Elton John, Bob Marley, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. They are all great artists, but where is more contemporary stuff and why isn’t it selling?

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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