I love pictures of Taylor Swift singing, especially when she is really into it. Like, she really thought she was doing big things in this picture, trying to give people goosebumps and stuff.
Taylor Swift’s new album is called “Red,” but its true color is a brilliant platinum. The 22-year-old sold 1.2 million copies of her latest album in its first week – the largest sales week for any album in a decade.
Nielsen SoundScan confirmed the blockbuster sales on Tuesday night. “Red” marks Swift’s second straight album to sell more than 1 million copies in its first week; “Speak Now,” her third album, sold a little over 1 million copies when it was released in 2010. She is the only woman to have two albums sell more than 1 million copies in its first week.
“They just told me Red sold 1.2 million albums first week. How is this real life?! You are UNREAL. I love you so much. Thanks a million ;),” Swift tweeted Tuesday night.
The only other act to sell more than 1 million copies of an album in its debut week twice was `N Sync.
Holler at that *NSYNC shoutout!
Red just moved 1.2 million copies in one week. Even assuming she has some horrible record deal (a la TLC’s bankrupt ass) that gives her only seventy cents per album, she still just made $840,000 last week. She probably pulls closer to $1.25 per album, but since she writes the bulk of her albums, it’s probably closer to a Michael Jackson $2.50 type range.
Lady Gaga is the last person to sell more than a million copies of an album in a week, and that’s only because she bargain-basemented that thing for like a dollar. Taylor is selling full-priced albums to somebody.
Who? Who is buying all of these records? I can’t imagine there are THAT many heartsick 14 year old white girls in Nebraska. Are there? If I was the parent giving out allowance, I’m not sure I’d want little Susie Rebecca spending her money buying Taylor Swift albums anyway.
B) Her panties are a lil too hot. She’s basically in deep Rihanna territory with the number of dudes she’s been on.
C) Her business model is not sustainable! Her whole career is based on dating, getting dumped, and then crying about it on record. Eventually, dudes are just gonna stop dating her so they’re not immortalized in song form for whatever she thinks they did to her.
She’s on track to become one of the biggest selling recording artists ever if her career keeps on this track and that’s scary! I look backward to Michael Jackson and The Rolling Stones. My kids are going to look back to Taylor Swift? When aliens come to hang out and look for popular music, Taylor Swift is gonna be on that list?
I just really need her to never ever ever get back together with a microphone.