The Numbers Are In! Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ First-Week Sales Are Massive

  • Jordan

    New industry Queen!

    • terry

      People sure love to throw the word ‘Queen’ around. The figure, whilst impressive, still fell massively short of the 2mil her record company delusionally predicted and of Adele’s 1st week sales. Heck, even Oops! had a bigger opening week.

      • Chase Ilsley

        Granted, that was during a different age when people still bought albums.

        • terry

          True, but that was also at a time people weren’t encouraged to buy albums for “tour ticket points”, or at a time when the artist weren’t offering 2 different magazines sold with the album to increase sales which would therefore double her hardcore fanbase sales. Not to mention the discounted price of $13 for the last day sales cycle to maximise first week sales. All smart business moves by her team.

          What Taylor sold is very impressive, no one is denying that, but calling her “Queen” is far reaching. But whatever tickles your pickle.

          • Armando

            So had the record company only predicted 1mil in sales, you’d be singing a different tune? Yes, you’re calling her sales impressive but you’re also quickly diverting to backhanded comments to try and minimize its impressiveness. Also, you’re bringing up her marketkng tactics/strategies as if they somehow created a special circumstance in her album sales; $13 for an album is discounted to you? I remember buying Britney’s Femme Fatale for $8.99 at Target the week of its release, but I’m sure nobody tried to say she had an advantage. Point is that despite your low grade criticism, the girl dominates the charts.

          • terry

            Whether it’s critism, opinion or fact that I’m pointing out contributing factors to her sales is however you or anyone else wishes to interpret it.

            My point was, calling someone “Queen” would suggest they are the top of the game – better than others so to speak – and despite Taylor’s accomplishment that is not the case. If we’re talking album sales and chart achievements then that crown would, in the current century, belong to Adele.

      • Dramatica

        You can’t deny Swift props when she’s had 1-2-3-4!!! albums debut with 1m+ weeks.

        • terry

          As per my original comment, I noted the sales were impressive.

  • Leo Lane

    Just a reminder that the future is doomed..

  • Dramatica

    Reminder that the label was predicting 2m+

    • Jordan

      This is why we can’t have nice things

    • Jake

      They tried but they had to be realistic given how different this album is. If she had done ‘Red’ or ‘1989’ 2.0 she might have hit 2m.

    • Al Prov

      Just wondering what would have sold without the final discount…

  • ᏴᎡᎪℕ ⛓

    There are only 14 albums that have sold 1,000,000+ in one week. Taylor has 4.

  • Асхин Апельсинов

    so I cant post wendy williams emoji anymore just to show how confused I am.


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