The expectation over Speak Now’s numbers! Taylor visits Canada and MuchMusic! :)

Release week is finally over! Speak Now is finally out and it’s an excellent work of music. And now we all wonder, how high are those sales numbers? Will it break the one million sales mark on its first week? seems to think so. Without the numbers being in yet, they claim is a lock in. I really, really want to believe them but… we’ll wait.

Keith Caulfield from seems to think it’s possible, but not a done deal. Obviously that’s the way it goes. Numbers are not everything, but we almost wish we could just go out and buy an extra CD just to rise the number up a little. The first week’s count stopped on Sunday. The numbers are not in, which makes me run around every time someone says they are based on a gossip site that claims so in the title and then talks about expectations on the content. The first week tally by Nielsen SoundScan is reported on a Wednesday, meaning this Wednesday, November 3. Until then, expectations are high, all signals are positive, but keep your boots on for a couple of days.

The Fearless One/Outspoken One will visit Toronto, Canada this Thursday, November 4! She will be on CTV’s Canada AM. If you want to be in the audience, enter the Virgin Radio 99.9FM contest. I’m looking for any more items in her schedule but I’ve yet to find one. Almost makes me wish for a car, but given the state of traffic that day, it wouldn’t really help.

On the same day Taylor Swift will be at the MuchMusic building in Toronto, Canada at 5pm Eastern time. We – meaning I – might just be around. Sorry, no ninjas. Or perhaps they will be there. Honestly, we can never tell.

Watch the 44th Annual CMA Awards Nov 10 8|7c on ABCComing up next week from the Calendar!

  • November 9: The BMI Awards.
  • November 10: The 44th Annual CMA Awards ceremony takes place live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. The event airs on ABC at 8/7c. Taylor Swift is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year.

(Sources:,, Canada AM, Virgin Radio 99.9FM contest, MuchMusic,)