Taylor Swift’s newest album ‘Red’ sold 1.2 million copies in its first week, making it the highest selling album since 2002!
GET IT GIRL! Taylor Swift is one of the most (if not the most) successful country/pop music crossovers ever, and her success doesn’t seem to have any limits. Her newest album, ‘Red’, came out last week and has become the highest selling album since 2002. While that both seems like 100 years ago, and yesterday all at once, that’s quite the impressive feat! This is Taylor’s second album that’s sold over 1 million copies in its first week, the other being her third studio album, ‘Speak Now’.
The only other act to have two albums sell over 1 million copies in its first week would be NSYNC, and this is the most amount of copies sold since Eminem’s 2002 album ‘The Eminem Show’. Now, as a huge fan of both NSYNC and Eminem, this obviously puts her among the best of the best. PLUS, she had a HUGE crush on Justin Timberlake, so she just has one more thing in common with him. Too bad he’s married now, she could have gotten together with him to bond over their epicness, and then write a whole new album on her heartbreak and how much she loved him. Then her secret message in the liner notes could be like, “Drunk On Pop called it”, or “Highest Selling Albums, yo”. I’m kidding.
I have to say, Taylor’s new album is really great. I’ve not been a big fan of her music before, but I really love this album. My favorite song on the album is ‘22‘, ‘Everything Has Changed‘ (which features my love, and her new tour mate, Ed Sheeran) and ‘The Lucky One‘. I would probably have other favorites, except Becca stole the album from me and refuses to give it back. So if you find yourself over on her blog, (possibly reading her own Taylor post?) please ask her kindly (or not so kindly) to bring it back.