8 Days! I am so ready for this album. I'm going to die <3
Only Taylor Swift can sell her CD for more money and still call it a promo...
Love the new album!
22 is THA BOP
I remember when Monster/Gaga/BTW got dragged last year for the Amazon deal, and some lil **** was up in Gaga's thread talking shit about how we should apologize to Taylor for whatever the hell he was talking about.
Buy a cd, get a free pizza? What now? LOL
Her new album is amazing!
There is a huge difference between selling an album with a pizza for 20 dollars, and selling an album for instant download online for .99 cents. I'm sorry, but that's ridiculous that they counted that on billboard.
Whatever, 'Red' has already sold like 600,000 copies so, it's whatever.
I almost do/Treacherous/I Knew you were trouble
It's official: Taylor Swift's "Red" sold a whopping 1.208 million copies last week in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's more than any album has sold in a single week since 2002, when Eminem's "The Eminem Show" sold 1.322 million in its first full week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
"Red" also easily debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, scoring Swift her third chart-topper.
"Red" is only the 18th album to sell a million units in a single week since SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991. Its start ranks as the eighth biggest sales week in that span of time. The SoundScan-era record week is held by *NSYNC's "No Strings Attached," when it debuted at No. 1 with 2.416 million in 2000.
Swift's sizzling start is also the second-largest sales frame for a female artist. Only Britney Spears had a bigger week, when "Oops! . . . I Did It Again" sold 1.319 million in its debut in 2000.
As we projected last week, the blockbuster set marks the first album to move a million copies in a week since May of 2011, when Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" blasted in with 1.108 million in its No. 1 debut. However, "Red's" number is a bit bigger than the 1.1 million that had been forecasted by industry sources.
"Red" also makes Swift the only woman to have two million-selling weeks since SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991. The country/pop star earlier earned a million week when her last studio release, 2010's "Speak Now," launched with 1.047 million.
Swift and her "Red" set were inescapable last week, following the album's off-cycle release on Monday, Oct. 22. (Most albums bow on Tuesday each week.) The singer appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" (Oct. 22 and 23), CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman" (23), ABC's "The View" (24), "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (25), ABC's "Katie" and "20/20" (26). Her album was available in unconventional locations such as Starbucks, Walgreens (where she had her own dedicated mini-store in each outlet) and Papa John's Pizza.
Further, Target scored the only deluxe version of "Red" with additional audio content (three bonus songs and three remixes), while the iTunes Store was the exclusive digital retailer of the title last week.
Label sources indicate that iTunes sold nearly 465,000 copies of the album -- a record sales week for an iTunes album. Target rang up around 396,000 on its own -- again, a record for the retailer. Swift's unique deal with Papa John's yielded a meaty 8,000 copies of "Red." While that number looks small compared to Target and iTunes, to put it in perspective, it's almost half of the total "Red" CDs sold via Amazon.com. Papa John's sold the CD for $13 and also as part of large one-topping pizza combo for $22. (Large single-topping pizzas on their own sell for $12.) Swift's face was also plastered across the top of Papa John's pizza boxes, so even if customers didn't buy the album, they were certainly aware of it existing.
Impressively, "Red" was able to secure a million-selling week without any deep discount sale pricing. The lowest that the album was advertised for among all major retailers last week was $9.99. That was the price point for the standard edition of the album at Target and Best Buy, while iTunes offered it for $14.99. Kmart and Walmart sold it for $12.99 and $13.99, respectively. Target touted its exclusive deluxe version for $14.99.
"Red's" lack of low pricing stands in contrast to the last album that did a million in a week: Lady Gaga's "Born This Way." That set's 1.108 million first week was fueled partly by Amazon MP3 opting to sell the album for 99 cents on two separate days during its release week. ("Red," however, was only available as a digital album via iTunes, leaving Amazon MP3 -- and any possible discounting -- out of the picture.)
i swear if this simpleton/no talent/abc pop star/too tall/ stupid cunt wins cma artist of the year again in gonna start listenin to rap/hip-hop....please let her go away lord.....lets get our country roots back now DAMMIT
I think that guy is so desperate to stay relevant. Yeah the lyrics are very similar, but who cares. You would think he wouldn't even care. Whatever, lets see him sell 1,208,000 records in his entire career.
A sentence??? lol I guess
Let me see a sentence or a WHOLE song...which one is worst..hehehe
What ever happen to the whole Pizza promo talk??? They were making such a big deal but then the numbers for Red come in and it went quiet...Once again crazy Lady Gaga fans got humiliated
All you crazy LG fans can keep this whole "scandal" cuz you have been humiliated time after time after time. I'm starting to feel sorry for all of you...So I'm going to give all of you this early Xmas gift
I'm going back to jamming out to Taylors Album while eating my hot Papa Johns pizza
Omg, the only singer who doesn't act in a cringe-inducing fashion to please the mainstream audience (who are sex-obsessed), and has talent. Swift gets two thumbs way up!
I love how she remained pg-13 for so long.
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Thousands of Taylor Swift stans: "Mommyyyyy Daddyyyyy can we buy Papa John's Pizza EVERY night during RED's debut week?"
Mommy and Daddy: "Sure babies, we can do that! Remember pizza's only arguably THE most popular fast food on the planet, so it wouldn't be abnormal for us to do that anyway!" ¯\__/¯
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Now does anybody have the information on how many copies Papa Johns promo sold????
We know BTW sold 440,000 copies from the .99 cents promo deal...that would be around 60% of her total first week sales
Anybody....Anybody? Can somebody please post the numbers of Taylors $12 promo deal
I really don't like the fact that she writes songs about her exes....just to spite them or get even with them.
Just saw her new video "We're never ever getting back together"....and that video is kind of talking about her ex.
I feel bad and sorry for her ex boyfriends or guys who have dated her.
I mean seriously, I don't quite believe that in all her past relationships...the fault or main problem always come from the guy
But somehow, she seems to make it look like it's always the guy's fault in all her past relationships
Sorry, I'm not trying to attack her or anything
A lot of female singers, I don't understand why, they like to talk bad things about their exes or simply just say bad things about men in general....... through their songs....
Example: Carrie Underwood "Before he cheats", Christina Aguliaria "I hate Boys", Beyonce "Run the world", "If I were a boy"
almost every Kelly Clarkson's songs
I'm soooo happy for her!
In other Taylor Swift news, the record-breaking musician reached a new pinnacle of success with her latest love songs via her most recent music album, “Red.” “Red” has almost reached 2.8 million copies sold across the world, and that number continues to rise daily. T. Swift just recently had the biggest album sales in its first week in over 10 years with “Red,” and the album continues to top the Billboard charts. Congratulations as well to Taylor Swift for having her new songs in “Red” not only leading the sales charts in over 40 countries across the globe, but also garnering over 70 million single downloads worldwide.
Finally listened to All Too Well. Probably her most mature of songs and actually pretty good.
Think she needs a few more years or at least a long, lengthy relationship to sound genuine. Definitely no Adele in the writing department, that's for sure...but in time, maybe.
my friend is bananas over tay tay
Looks like Taylor will be on the top of the charts going into the new year. She has sold the 2nd most copies in 2012 with only 9 weeks to do it in. She slays the charts.
I just heard Trouble. DANG. At first I thought this would be another song similar to Swift's previous songs (which I don't mind), but there's something different about it. I guess it's more electronic. I like it though. I like Swift's previous stuff, but this song was unexpected to me. It's stuck in my head now.
heard she was offically split from the 1 Direction boy.....also- just saw T Lautner and P Schwartznegger out together.....everyone can pretty much agree- 3/4 guys she dated have been gay/rumored to be gay, etc....she becoming the biggest beard in Hollywood since Debbie Reynolds.
MJFox makes sense.
I like Ryan Gosling, Chris Pine, Chace Crawford, Ryan Reynolds, Bradley Cooper, Tom Hiddleston, Kris Allen, Armie Hammer, Teddy Sears, Jon Kortajarena
Will she be #1 this year???
Madonna has been named the biggest money maker in the music industry - with her world tour helping her take home almost $34.6m last year.
Madonna, who also led the list in 2008 due to her tour income, was the only woman in the top 10.
Taylor Swift, who took the top spot last year, fell to 15th place as she has not been touring recently.
Watch out Katy…Britney…Gaga and Miley cuz Queen Taylor is coming back in a few short months!!!!!!
Taylor Swift told Rolling Stone she is already looking ahead to her next album, the follow-up to last year's Red.
"The floodgates just opened the last couple weeks," she says of the songwriting process. "I'm getting to that point where I'm irritating to be around because I'll be with you for half the conversation and then the second half of the conversation I'm clearly editing the second verse of whatever I'm writing in my head."
But one thing is for sure: she's not looking to repeat Red.
"I think that the idea of having a different approach to every single one of my albums is so exciting to me. I never want to make the same record twice. Why do it? What's the point? It's so overwhelming that when you're starting a project there are such endless possibilities if you're willing to evolve and experiment. If you're willing to become a different version of yourself, you can really go anywhere with it. And that's kind of where I am. The kind of the laboratory experimental stage of really catching onto a new thing that I'm liking."
And what is that 'new thing'?
"I can't tell you," she says with a smile.