Weigh In: Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Set To Be Her Third Album To Sell 1 Million In Its First Week

Published: Wednesday 29th Oct 2014 by Rashad
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Not even two weeks ago we shared a report that indicated not one album released in 2014 had gone platinum.

Indeed, the startling report yielded news that the best selling albums of 2014 were actually released last year (Beyonce‘s ‘Beyonce’ and Disney’s ‘Frozen Official Soundtrack’).  Well, as we predicted, if ever a savior was to be appointed it would be Taylor Swift.

With her top-selling hit ‘Shake It Off’ dominating singles charts, there was no doubt that its parent album – ‘1989’ – would follow in the stead of its predecessors and shift at least 500k its first week.  Two weeks ago, industry forecasters projected the record would sell 750k during its inaugural week of availability.  A week later, that number was pushed upward to 900k.

Now…well, let’s just say now our previous report of “no album going platinum in 2014” is null and void:


Via Billboard:

“Industry sources now forecast the album to sell at least one million copies in its first week. That would make 1989 just the 19th album to sell a million in a single week since Nielsen SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991, and Swift the first act to earn three million-selling weeks.

In addition to being the first and only act in history to have three million-selling weeks, Swift’s sales make her the best-selling solo artist of the year (after just one week).  Besting the sales of Beyonce’s fifth album, Taylor’s reign atop charts is set to be a steady one as the holidays approach.

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  1. african music lover October 29, 2014

    The moment i saw over 100 comments,i knew this wasnt about Taylor anymore,the hive and the navy were dragging each other, I used to think that beyonce fans were sh*t but rihanna fans as of late have taken that crown to be the imost PATHETIC fans on blogs.. anyway cograts to you Taylor because only God know how you achieve all of these in this days of poor album sales.. but remember to give Kanye some of those royalties because that dude played such a huge role in your success..

  2. Memo October 29, 2014

    Queen? Beyoncé is not a global superstar, she’s a great artist, but not anyone whose album, song, tour is hyped about. You cannot compare her to Madonna or Gaga, who might be flopping the rest of their lives and still create hype, something Beyoncé can’t.

  3. J October 29, 2014

    That’s great news for her.

    We should try and support our Black artists more so they can have sales like this again!

    • Mark111 October 29, 2014

      OMG, shut the hell up. I’m sick of people saying Blacks don’t buy music. HAve you seen sales this year, NO ONE is buying music. And even pop stars are selling less than 50k with top 10’s. If most Black artist want sales, then stop working with the same 3 writers and producers. Black raido is full of the same old tired DJ Mustard beats. I’m not buying that s***.

      • Buy 1989 October 29, 2014

        Bizarre behavior isn’t sufficient to make a stand alone entity. It helps if you have something to say, and some real connection to your customers. As far as I can tell, she has neither @ Lady Gaga

  4. YISI October 29, 2014

    Why can’t you bunch of hateful ass sissies, congratulate Taylor and just keep it moving? Was there really a need to bring up Rihanna,Beyonce, and whoever else?The irony is most the people talking trash favorite artist has yet to move over 275K-300K in a week.
    Congrats Taylor,I’ll never buy an album or single from you personally,but her doing such strong numbers shows that she and her marketing team understand her fan base and in this day in age when people are making excuses for people doing less than 50K in their first week,it’s refreshing to see any artist move 1 Million units in a week. Problem is majority of you lot are nothing but haters,if it isn’t your fave of course!

  5. beebo October 29, 2014

    BEYONCE COULD NEVER!!! GAGA AS WELL. Taylor can do it without cell phone alliances and 99cent albums!! GO GIRL!!!

    • Carmen October 29, 2014

      If you secretly stan for Rihanna, I would have seat if I were you. She has never sold over 400k let alone 1 million.

      • Lily October 29, 2014

        You got a problem with Rihanna or what? That’s how you ppl always start this stan war. Just STFU.

      • Carmen October 29, 2014

        @Lily. Yes I do when her stans try and throw shade at Beyonce and Gaga when they remain superior in this category.

      • lol October 29, 2014

        She has never even sold over 300k

  6. Carmen October 29, 2014

    Im not surprised. Shes been promoting for Jesus.

  7. Beysus October 29, 2014

    Well congrats I guess… I read somewhere it would be 800,000/900,000… I bought her last album… *plays The Last Time*

  8. Lily October 29, 2014

    That’s Good News. Go Tay. This year has been a mess, many Trash Albums.

  9. Dem Lessors October 29, 2014

    Wow, she releases an album which sounds like post 2008 Avril Lavigne and her fans still buy the crap in bulk. I saw her doing offers for people who buy 6 albums or more at once. She got all them spoilt rich american Tweens on lock! I suppose she’s good at hustling her non-talent like fellow w**** Kim K. Well done though.

    • Mark111 October 29, 2014

      I thought I was the only one notcie that those two have the same voice. Pop star that tired too hard to be punk and Pop star that tried too hard to be country.

    • philly11 October 29, 2014

      How can you compare someone who plays multiple instruments and has written and produced all her songs by herself…up until her last album to Kimk? Also, I’m AA, 27yo, from the projects and hardly rich or spoiled but I bought and loved the album. Generalizations are for the small-minded. Congratz to Taylor and keep proving these haters who probably didn’t listen to one song wrong!

  10. Mark111 October 29, 2014

    The first album this year to go plat will do it withing a week. Wow, can’t hate that nor her. She knows her fan base, kids love her, teens want to be her, parents thinks she’s safe for their kids, adults thinks she’s sweet. Hell, Taylor is America’s sweet heart. She’s safe and it’s not a gimmick or image, it’s her. While other pop stars would be stripping at this point, she doesn’t have to. The last women to pull this sweet girl next door image was Whitney.

  11. Mark111 October 29, 2014

    And I said she would do between 500k to 700k. lol

    • Dem Lessors October 29, 2014

      Without all the offers and discounts them estimates are probably right.

  12. Adele The Queen October 29, 2014

    This girl is already a legend. She is doing something that our so called “album sellers” fail to do.

    • no October 29, 2014

      She could sell 2mill, end up going diamond and that still would not make her a legend. Y’all stay throwing all these titles whenever someone does amazing numbers, that’s not how it works. It takes more than record sales to become a ‘legend’ ‘queen of pop’ ‘icon’ etc.

  13. girlbye October 29, 2014

    I mean but taylor sold more than beyonce with promo so so at the end of the day she still sold more.

  14. NT October 29, 2014

    Her album actually is really nice, i’m really shocked at how she can continuously do it… I’m even more shocked that she’s doing it without the Country Music fans, who are known to buy albums.

  15. Fancy BISH October 29, 2014

    *Throws wig on the floor* Taylor, you betta slay they whole life! lol 😉 #SlaylorSwift #1989

  16. Applause October 29, 2014

    When will Beyonce Rihanna or Katy do a million first week?

    • The Great Lacefronce. October 29, 2014

      T***** Caca could never without selling that trash she calls music for. 99

      • Mark111 October 29, 2014

        Bloop!

    • Dem Lessors October 29, 2014

      Please don’t even go there, Gaga sold her album for 99c and so is Taylor on Microsoft’s music app. That’s 60 pence in the UK, I can easily buy a loose potato that cost more.

      • Rima October 29, 2014

        @DemLessor are you mad because Artpop outsold Hasbeen Jean?

  17. The Great Lacefronce. October 29, 2014

    Thiefonce could never even with her porno album
    😉

    • Tyler October 29, 2014

      Rihanna could never pull a Taylor or a Beyonce…nobody how many pop tracks or nude pics she releases. So sit!

  18. Go Tay Tay October 29, 2014

    THE REAL QUEEN OF POP TBH! the fact that she’s about to outsell unapologetic, prism,Beyonce,bangers etc in a matter of weeks is HILARIOUS!

  19. Nicki Is Queen October 29, 2014

    She is selling it for 99 cents but apparently it’s not being counted….

    • Dem Lessors October 29, 2014

      It is.

  20. OrangeYouGladIDidntSayBana October 29, 2014

    Although this album does not have the same great lyrical content as her previous efforts it more than makes up for it with its exceptional production
    I’m proud that she made an album with songs that could not fit in any of her previous albums

    Excited to see what direction she’ll take on her next album

  21. Revolution October 29, 2014

    Microsoft is giving pop music lovers a huge deal this week by offering ‘1989’, the brand new album from mega-popular artist Taylor Swift, for the price of just 99 cents on Xbox Music.

    The price cut, which is also revealed on Microsoft’s recently launched Music Deals app, should last for the next week. Microsoft has also offered 101 other albums for download for $1.99 or less for the next seven days as well. However, the company must have made a major effort to secure the the rights to Swift’s long awaited, and heavily hyped, ‘1989’ album for such a low price point the same week it is released on CD and via other music download outlets like iTunes, which has priced it at $12.99.

    As with all of the Music Deal discounts on Xbox Music, this is just for US residents. Do you plan to purchase and download ‘1989’ before the 99 cents deal runs out?

    • philly11 October 29, 2014

      The fact is she sold 700,000 copies before this deal was even announced. The last two album sold a million and this one would of as well. As far as purchasing anything from a celebrity she arguably has the most loyal fanbase there is

    • BubblePopElectric October 29, 2014

      That won’t count toward her album sales, though. (It would have had to be priced at $3.99, per the Billboard album discount rule). I think this is just Microsoft’s attempt to align their music service with a surefire hit album to strategically promote their new service.

  22. Buy 1989 October 29, 2014

    Eat that Monsters… 😆

  23. BubblePopElectric October 29, 2014

    Taylor Swift is a genius marketer. She has a clever mastery of her audience and has curated a full-proof brand as a down the middle, every woman type of Pop phenomenon. Couple that with the fact that sonically, 1989 is miles ahead of anything she’s ever done before and that’s how she’s made history. I tip my hat to you Ms. Swift. You just may secretly be the smartest Pop star in the game.

  24. Go TS October 29, 2014

    Gaga could only wish…

  25. Dem Lessors October 29, 2014

    How much is she selling outside the U.S. though, that’s the question?

    • Flopriah October 29, 2014

      More than S****** Jean I’m sure.

  26. Flopriah October 29, 2014

    3 albums in a row selling a million first week? that’s impressive something I’d expect overrated and overhyped Beyonce to do.

  27. BeyHive October 29, 2014

    Taylor the $lut who scams teenagers…just like Rihanna and Gaga…

  28. Kah Kah Kah October 29, 2014

    Poor Gaga…Cheeck To Cheeck is hardly gold.

  29. pat October 29, 2014

    QUEEN of consistent blockbuster sales

  30. anti Gaga October 29, 2014

    Cheek To Cheek is a flop !!!!

    😆

    • Mark111 October 29, 2014

      Hahahaha, the Gags is up!

    • Rima October 29, 2014

      Its far from a flop gaga can sell a million first week can your fav? @mark

      • Mark111 October 29, 2014

        But ArtPoop and Cheap Too Cheap can’t even sell a million after months, lol. #HasBeen

  31. Rima October 29, 2014

    She’s a LEGEND.

  32. Oops I Did It Again October 29, 2014

    Can she beat Britney’s record tho???

    • Iconic Cici October 29, 2014

      Can Britney make decisions on her on yet

      • Mark111 October 29, 2014

        Can Ciara sell past 300K?

      • Iconic Cici October 29, 2014

        Can aaliyah breath?

      • Mark111 October 29, 2014

        Can Baby Future’s daddy take a pic with him? Single baby mama problems.

    • Mark111 October 29, 2014

      Brit fans shouldn’t be bothered. Your girl 1st two albums went diamond! That’s not happening ever again.

  33. JOHNVIDAL October 29, 2014

    A real disgrace! How the hell in this day and age when 98% of artists can´t sell more than 150,000 copies first week at most… mediocrity on legs (Taylor Swift) can sell more than all the rest by such a big margin??? I don´t egt it! Sad sad sad. Industry is sad in absolutely every possible way now. This didn´t happen 20 years ago. Just doesn´t make any sense.

  34. Iconic Cici October 29, 2014

    Britney Rihanna and Beyonce fans are so f****** jealous.

    Congrats Taylor .

    • Dem Lessors October 29, 2014

      Ciara’s your fave. Let’s end it there.

      • Iconic Cici October 29, 2014

        Yes she is my fave who is more talented than your stiff robotic sounding fave.

  35. Slay_Hive October 29, 2014

    I will never understand Taylor’s appeal! She’s not that good of singer of writer and she’s just so corny to me. Like some one said she has the rich white tweens on lock.

    • Iconic Cici October 29, 2014

      Jealous cause beyhoe could never? even with her porno album

      • Slay_Hive October 29, 2014

        Sweety you are a ciara fan. Let’s not

    • CATFISH CAREY October 29, 2014

      DONT HATE BABE TAYLOR’S LYRICS ARE VERY RELATABLE UNLIKE THAT “CAN YOU LICK MY SKITTLES” CRAP YOU JUST MAD THAT BLEACHYONCE CANT SELL ONE MILL IN TWO DAYS

      • Mark111 October 29, 2014

        ^http://blogs.mcgill.ca/caps/files/2012/06/oops_beyonce_telephone-1.jpg

      • Slay_Hive October 29, 2014

        Hun nobody’s listening to Taylor’s lyrics other than her twleve year old fans. I don’t find her to be relatable at all. Bey sold 1 Million in 6 days on itunes WW making a record and didn’t have to promote OVERTIME everywhere, like Ms. Taylor 😉

    • Jlover October 29, 2014

      Keep hating sis. At least Taylor can sell albums and singles. Beyonce can bearly sell an album yet y’all wanna call her a KING? please!

      • Slay_Hive October 29, 2014

        What do I need to hate for? I don’t find her to be talented or very entertaining and that is my opinion. Selling albums and singles is not a reflection of how much talent you have. Beyonce is considered a King, because she has lasted in this industry longer than a lot of these girls will ever, and still selling. Beyonce “can barely” sell an album but before Taylor, she had the highest selling album of the year. For an album that was released last year. Yeah, okay hun!

  36. Dem Lessors October 29, 2014

    Lol, at everyone coming at me with Britney Jean sales her 8th album which was used to promote her Vegas residency. She had good sales for 15 years and still has a chance to redeem herself with her next album.

    • Iconic Cici October 29, 2014

      Don’t be delusional Britney is done

      • Dem Lessors October 29, 2014

        Hold that thought until it’s proven, like Ciara’s album sales for eons!

  37. Mark111 October 29, 2014

    Oooh, I like Dem Lessors. I always read (his or hers?) comment in Britney’s country voice, make the drags any funnier. lol

    • Dem Lessors October 29, 2014

      Lol, thanks. You have me cracking up too sometimes. I stand up when I pee sooo…

  38. CATFISH CAREY October 29, 2014

    I LOVE HOW THE HIVE ARE SEETHING ON TWITTER *PLAYS NEW ROMANTICS*

    • Mark111 October 29, 2014

      Snatched that highest selling album of the year from her, lol. #oops

    • LOL October 29, 2014

      LOL YEP, THE FLEAS ARE BUTTHURTING TODAY LOL

  39. Stephy Tha Lambily October 29, 2014

    Congrats Dahhhhhhhling! Yas, she is the “Shania Twain” of this generation. SLAY A BIT Sis!

  40. Jlover October 29, 2014

    Oh yes TS show these girls how its really done.

  41. LOL October 29, 2014

    LMAO DESPERATEYONCE WILL NEVER. EVER LOL.

    AND YOU CAN THROW GAGA’S NAME ALL AROUND IF YOU WANT, BUGS, FACT REMAINS THAT STRUGGLEYONCE IS JUST AS MUCH OF A LESSOR WHEN IT COMES TO TAYLOR SWIFT LOL.

    ALL THE STRIPPING AND SLAVING IN THE WORLD, AND JAY Z’S HOOKER GETS HER WIG SNATCHED TO THE ROOTS. AGAIN LMAO.

    • Jlover October 29, 2014

      Atleast Gaga can do a million first week unlike beyonce

      • Slay_Hive October 29, 2014

        When will Artpop finally reach 1Milli. Since she’ so able? kii

      • Cake Like Lady Gaga October 29, 2014

        Artpop sold 2.8 million H**+f**

    • LOL October 29, 2014

      LOL BUT TAYLOR JUST SOLD MORE IN 1 WEEK THAN JAY Z’S S**** DID ALL YEAR THO LOL. CONTINUE SEETHING LOL.

      • Slay_Hive October 29, 2014

        LOL Meanwhile Gags isn’t selling anything and still hasn’t reached platinum after a year! WOMP!:)

    • Rihonce Minaj October 29, 2014

      how xactly did taylor swift snatch beyonce’s wig?? because the last time i checked after 7 days of release Beyonce sold 991k in the US. Just 9k copies shy of the mill mark with no promo might I add. and 900k is what Tay is predicted 2 sell. So how was beyonce’s wig snatched by taylor? Explain?

    • Yeah I Said It October 29, 2014

      Beyonce sold 990k first week. Gaga has not even sold that much after a year.

  42. LOL October 29, 2014

    LOL NOW ALL THE FLEAS ARE HOPPING ON TAYLOR’S SNATCH TO DEFLECT FROM HER DRAGGAGE OF GIMMICKYONCE LOL.

  43. Cake Like Lady Gaga October 29, 2014

    When will Beyherpes or Riherpes?

    • Mark111 October 29, 2014

      When will ArtPoop sale a million period?

      • Cake Like Lady Gaga October 29, 2014

        Just like I told fagHIV artpop already sold over 2.8 million. When will rihanna do a million first week like Born This Way?

      • Mark111 October 29, 2014

        Wait, ArtPoop sold a million in the USA? Nope. And those are p*** poor numbers for WW, but you tried tho.

    • Rihonce Minaj October 29, 2014

      “When will rihanna do a million first week like Born This Way?”
      “Last week, retailer Amazon.com raised eyebrows when it set the price for a download of the 14-track album at 99 cents on its May 23 release day, representing an unprecented low bargain-price discount for a marquee release. iTunes was selling a download of the album for $11.99.

      Though Amazon only sold the album at that price for two days, Billboard estimated that it sold more than 440,000 albums at that price, and Nielsen SoundScan reports that overall digital sales among all retailers accounted for 60% of the first week sales of “Born This Way.”
      When will Gaga do it without the discount??

  44. Cake Like Lady Gaga October 29, 2014

    Gaga always the main topic because she’s the most iconic b*****+ and Aidsvy stay pressed

  45. Oops I Did It Again October 29, 2014

    Queen Britney is unbothered with 2 diamond albums. And watch this shitt stall at 8 million,this sell out can’t see a diamond album with her overhyped @ss. Waiting on Adele to show her what a true ALBUM SELLER really is. I have a question for you guys, which would you want your fave to have? A diamond selling album or sell a million copies in 1st week sales. sidenote* Rihanna,Katy,Iggy & Ciara stans don’t count(biitches can’t see 300k let alone 500k in 1st week sales) wink wink*

    • LOL October 29, 2014

      LOL BYTCH SIT. NOBODY’S HERE FOR SALES STATS FROM 2 DECADES AGO. WHEN WILL FLOPNEY SEE EVEN 1000 COPIES SOLD IN 1 WEEK LOL

      • Cake Like Lady Gaga October 29, 2014

        SCREAMS! EXACTLY S****** STANS NEED TO STOP LIVING IN THE LATE 90S / EARLY 2000S

      • Dem Lessors October 29, 2014

        All her albums sold more than 1000 first week, why you flopping eh?

  46. Beysus October 29, 2014

    Yo Taylor I’m happy for you and imma let you finish, but Beyonce dropped the best album of all time!!!

  47. Rihonce Minaj October 29, 2014

    Why are Gaga fans in here trying it when after a year their fave still has not seen that platinum plaque and the only time she has seen it came after a 99cent discount. You guys need to learn how to humble yourself!!

    • Rihonce Minaj October 29, 2014

      *seen it -in the 1st week-*

  48. vee October 29, 2014

    Wow that’s really impressive considering that albums are not selling like they use to. Congrats Tay!!

    As for the hating ass b****** who cling to Taylor to shade Bey, well lemme remind you b****** that Beyonce did 600k in 3 days and 900k in 5 Freaking days in the U.S (With no heavy promo, no prior advance warming, and shall I add full priced $16 ) . Your fave could never sell over 500k full price, so If I was you, I would STFU.

    But yeah, “Mine” has so much p***, “Jealous” has so much p***, “Superpower” “XO” “Blue” “Grown woman” “Haunted” have soo much p*** in them. The album is “Full of p*** ” indeed. Yeah right… YoOu haters are pathetic Especially Navy).. anything to try to “Shade” . No fuckkkking logic.

    • CATFISH CAREY October 29, 2014

      YES CLING TO THE TIRED NO PROMO EXCUSE YOUR QUEEN’S ALBUM IS NO WHERE TO BE FOUND IN THE TOP 40 EVEN AFTER THAT MESSY VMAS PEFORMANCE,GRAMMYS,BRITS,HBO SPECIAL AYYYYYY NOW SHE IS FORCED TO RE-RELEASE JUST SO SHE CAN GRAB SOME OF THOSE XMAS SALES

    • J.E October 29, 2014

      A video for all the song is not a promo? I love Beyonce because she is talented (they are only few of them)but let us get real.

  49. Dem Lessors October 29, 2014

    Lady Gaga is already flopping not even 5 years into her career. Britney, Beyonce and Rihanna would neverrrr!

    • Rima October 29, 2014

      But Britney can’t even go gold these days lmfao

  50. Jamie October 29, 2014

    Yes I live for gaga fans

  51. metzo October 29, 2014

    @Vee Oh yeah “Heaven” is
    so pornographic too. So is “Pretty Hurts”. OMFG the navy is actually right :0. The Beyonce album is p***-infused . *Claps for the Navy* . They are the most brilliant and logical fan-base Ever!!

    • Blue Ivy Rodriguez October 29, 2014

      Shouldn’t you be focusing on your 4.0 GPA, doesn’t Biomed give you enough work to do?

  52. King October 29, 2014

    Her and Adele’s sales prove that people still buy albums. You just need to market, market, market and know who your market is.

  53. Mark111 October 29, 2014

    Man, why are the Pest and Cutters mad? Well I see why the Cutters are, but the Pest, why are y’all always bothered with EVERYONE? lol

    I just want that pest to know that the only record Beyonce broke was highest selling album on iTunes… because it was ONLY one iTunes for two weeks. And it didn’t sell a million in a week, so how are y’all in this convo?

    • Rihonce Minaj October 29, 2014

      991k after 7 days. It didnt reach the million mark but was only 9k away from it. That is very impressive especially for an album that @ the time didnt even have 1/2 the promo that this one does!

      • Mark111 October 29, 2014

        991K after 10 days. Impressive? Yea. Million slae mark in a week club? No.

    • Slay_Hive October 29, 2014

      First off Beyonce’s album sold 1 Million in 6 days on itunes, MAKING a record! She did not promote AT ALL unlike Taylor. Secondly aren’t you a Rihanna fan? When will she sell 1 Million in a week, with all of her hits? So how the hell are you in this convo? LOL

  54. aml October 29, 2014

    Just goes to show how s*** music is this day in age.
    Congrats to her but I dont see the what all the hype is.
    Please let her go back to country or whatever she done before as im sick of hearing her songs

  55. Molly October 29, 2014

    Beyonce album bearly sold 3.5 million watch Taylor do 6 million+

    • BeyRihLiyah October 29, 2014

      why are you here iggy and Ciara wont even see 200k on their next releases so stay in your lane because neither iggy or Ciara will ever see 3.5 mill ww

    • Mark111 October 29, 2014

      How much will Ciara and Iggy sale?

      • Molly October 29, 2014

        More than 6FeetUnderLiyah.

      • Rihonce Minaj October 29, 2014

        has iggy’s album even outsold Beyonce’s 1st day sales? And has Ciara’s album even outsold Beyonce’s 1st 3 hour sales??

      • Mark111 October 29, 2014

        Yet, Ciara can’t even outsell her after 10 years in the game (well, somewhat).

  56. TheElusiveLamb October 29, 2014

    This is great to hear! Her fan base is so strong and consistent. I like her. I got the album, it’s cute, but it’s not Speak Now. I like Taylor Swift, so congratulations.

    • CATFISH CAREY October 29, 2014

      BEYONCE IS TAYLOR’S LESSOR THE HIVE WILL JUST HAVE TO DEAL

  57. CATFISH CAREY October 29, 2014

    THEY ARE JUST MAD AT THE FACT THAT THEIR QUEEN HAS BECOME TAYLOR’S LESSOR

  58. Taylor swift number 1 fan!! October 29, 2014

    Omg! I’m so happy! I remember people saying that now she’s done a pop album, her country fans would ditch her, and she’d never get near a million, and she’d be singing country next album begging for forgiveness

    I will admit I’m surprised she’s sold so much, seeing as the early estimates were 750,000. It’s Amazing to think she’s already out sold every artist Album that was released this year

  59. B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare October 29, 2014

    Taylor’s marketing team is absolutely genius. No denying that! She’s been successfully peddling this ” ‘awww shucks’, girl-next-door, ‘I’m SO surprised–who ME?!’, America’s sweetheart” image since the beginning. If you don’t’ think this approach is a gimmick, you’re fooling yourself.

    She made average pop-country, now makes average pop, and has an average voice. Nothing more, nothing less. Her team just knows how to SELL that.

    Not saying that to slight Taylor, just my opinion (as I.m bumping “Style”)

    What I.m finding interesting now is that critics are anointing her THE premiere pop artist b/c of “1989.” Over Katy, Rihanna, Miley, and Gaga. That’s where the true debate comes in.

  60. Slay_Hive October 29, 2014

    Why does everyone get so pressed when the Hive has an opinion. kii It never fails.

  61. Molly October 29, 2014

    kiiiiii at the overrated thots rihanna beyonce and gaga getting dragged yes they’re Queen Taylors leaders kiiiiiiiiiiii

    • Mark111 October 29, 2014

      56K, 37K, 80k.

    • Rihonce Minaj October 29, 2014

      Baby mama #5 got outsold by that thot(who ironically has only been with 2 guys in her life & only had s** with one) you speak of in 3hours. And Marlon from white chicks hasnt even done that thots 1st day sales even after 6 months and a #1 single! One of your faves 4got what a platinum plaque looks like and the other one never knew? So why are you in this convo. This is the Platinum, MultiPlatinum, Diamond, and I can get past a 100k in my 1st week club. You have no place!

  62. Rihboy October 29, 2014

    Her cliche Pop sound, white skin, and ability to conform helps her out a lot. The squeaky clean, juvenile, teenage dream she is selling is appealing to both parent and child/preteen/teen. Adding those adults who have awful taste in music. Moreover her vocals are absent at any live show, covered by Barnum & Bailey theatrics and two stepping. Congrats tho :/.

  63. CATFISH CAREY October 29, 2014

    BEYONCE IS TAYLOR’S LESSOR THE HIVE WILL JUST HAVE TO DEAL

    • Molly October 29, 2014

      Exactly kii

    • Yeah I Said It October 29, 2014

      Mess. This is why the music industry is dead. Logic like this is so shameful.

    • Slay_Hive October 29, 2014

      Girl you don’t even believe that yourself.

    • LDN Chick October 29, 2014

      Lmaoooo. Stupidet comment all day. I feel bad for you catfish.

  64. Yeah I Said It October 29, 2014

    Ok congrats to her. But screaming @ the trolls in here gettibg their panties wet over this so they can shade other peoples slaves. Beyonce, Rihanna and Gaga are more iconic and legendary than local Swift will ever be.

  65. Mark111 October 29, 2014

    “Beyonce didn’t promote her album.”

    A music video or song video is a short film integrating a song and imagery, produced for promotional or artistic purposes.[1] Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings. -Wiki

    16 videos, 16 times the promo. #FinalNail

    • Slay_Hive October 29, 2014

      You are misunderstanding. Beyonce’s album wasn’t promoted beforehand. Meaning there was no release date, there were no interviews, and there were NO videos leaked to promote her music. It was all released on one day. That doesn’t count as promo. idiot

    • LDN Chick October 29, 2014

      You’re stupid! Beyonce did NOT have promo prior to her release! Whats so hard for you numb skulls to understand?

      • CATFISH CAREY October 30, 2014

        OKAY BEYONCE HAD PROMO AFTER THE ALBUM WAS DROPPED WHY IS IT NOT CHARTING ANYMORE?

  66. Yeah I Said It October 29, 2014

    I repeat: Beyonce, Rihanna and Gaga are all more iconic and legendary in pop music than Taylor will EVER be.
    Just stop with the weak shade. Especially if you stan for Ciara.

  67. Taylor swift number 1 fan!! October 29, 2014

    Taylor is expected to sell 1.1 -1.2 million.

  68. Rihonce Minaj October 29, 2014

    Did someone just say Beyonce is Taylor’s lessor?

  69. LDN Chick October 29, 2014

    Isn’t she technically a sellout. And a local one too. Its sickening how some of you bandwagoners are behaving. Taylor has nothing compared to the legacy of the pop divas you are bringing up.

    • Taylor swift number 1 fan!! October 29, 2014

      You call her local, but that’s cause country music is mostly listened to in America. She’s now number 1 in 80 counties .

  70. J.E October 29, 2014

    How come she is a Local when she is very popular in every side of the world. Have you seen the itunes chart, her album is number one all over the world.

  71. Mark111 October 29, 2014

    I see the Pest are STILL mad. Poor dat.

  72. FutureCIARA October 29, 2014

    Cute… for selling your entire album for .99cents on a Microsoft deal.

  73. CATFISH CAREY October 30, 2014

    YES TAYLOR MAY HAVE SOLD HER ALBUM FOR 99 CENTS BUT IT WONT COUNT TOWARDS HER FIRST WEEK SALES TALLY THE Kii IS THAT SHE CAN BASICALLY GIVE HER ALBUM AWAY FOR FREE AND STILL GO PLATINUM FIRST WEEK LOL

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