Hello Taylor Nation,
Here at the Swift Agency, just one guy who’s just shy of a million or two to buy that Maserati, we’re glad to let you know that Hits Double Daily has numbers for the album sales week and guess which album is the winner. I will give you a hint, it’s not blue or dark grey. The Sparkly Dressed’s last album RED makes its triumphant debut with a whopping 1,209,817 in sales in its first week. It is the eighth largest first-week debut in modern chart history.
Considering just the last decade, it’s the highest number for a first week in sales. Comparisons can only be drawn to Eminem’s The Eminem Show which sold 1.3m in June 2002 and The Beatles’ 1 compilation which sold 1.26 in January 2001. The Enchantress also is the first with two first-week million sellers in a row since Eminem. The Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar also sets a record for the largest, non-99-cent-sale-priced digital album. You can read the story at Hits Double Daily.
The Red Tour will begin in Omaha, Nebraska on March 13, 2013. Some of the concerts tickets will go on sale November 16, 2012. That’s not far away. Click here to sign up for pre-sale ticket access. More information at TaylorSwift.com.
Remember to vote for Taylor Swift! She’s nominated for:
- The 2012 MTV EMA (November 11) for Best Female, Best Pop, Best Look, Best Live and Best World Stage. You can vote here.
- The American Music Awards (November 18) for Favorite Female Country Artist. You can vote here.
- The American Country Awards (December 10) for Artist of the Year, Best Female Artist, Single of the Year, Best Female Single and Best Female Video. You can vote here.
Coming up on the Calendar!
- October 30: She performs in Dancing With The Stars on ABC.
- November 1: The 46th CMA Awards hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood airs live on ABC at 8pm ET, 7pm CT. Taylor Swift is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year with the Civil Wars. She is scheduled to perform.
- November 11: Taylor Swift appears onVH1 Storytellers including a performance at Harvey Mudd College recorded on October 15.
- November 11: The 2012 MTV EMA will be broadcast on MTV channels worldwide at 9pm Central European Time. You can vote for Taylor here.
- November 16: Tickets go on sale for the first dates announced of the Red Tour. Click here to sign up for pre-sale ticket access
(Source: Hits Double Daily)