The ‘Shake It Off’ hitmaker is celebrating as her newly-released studio album ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ has sold more than 500,000 in less than a week following launch.
AceShowbiz –Taylor Swift‘s “Red (Taylor’s Version)” is selling so fast it may unseat Drake‘s “Certified Lover Boy” as the best-selling album of the year (21).
The re-recorded version of the star’s 2012 album, which dropped on 12 November (21), has had the second-largest sales week for any album in 2021 in the U.S., and the biggest sales week of the year for any album, according to Billboard.
Taylor has also broken her own record, previously held by her 2020 album “Evermore”, for the largest sales week for a vinyl album since number crunchers at MRC Data began tracking those statistics in 1991.
With initial sales in its first five days of release pegged at 500,000, “Red (Taylor’s Version)” is set to surpass the year’s current best-seller, “Certified Lover Boy”, which moved 613,000 units when it dropped on 3 June (21).
The new chart rankings, which reflect sales through 18 November, will be announced on 21 November.
If the album debuts in first place on the Billboard 200 chart, the “Shake It Off” singer will have notched her 10th number one album.
“Red” reissue, which features Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol, Ed Sheeran, Phoebe Bridgers, and Chris Stapleton, also racked up the biggest number of first day streams by a female artist in history, overtaking her 2020 “Folklore” record.
The project came after masters of her early records were sold without her permission. It prompted a fallout with Scooter Braun.
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