If you haven't figured it out by now--this week is all about Taylor Swift and her new release, Speak Now. The singer has, quite simply, eclipsed superstardom and is poised at megastardom. Here's the latest bit of information to support her developing success at music-world domination.
Industry publication Billboard is forecasting first-week sales of 800-900,000 for Speak Now, and is speculating the album may even hit 1 million.
Okay. Because numbers and sales and all of that can sometimes be a bit abstract to consider, let's put these figures into a bit of perspective. If Swift does hit the lower end of 800k, it means she'll easily skip past 2010's current record for first-week sales--nothing less than multiplatinum rapper Eminem's Recovery, which debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 with 741,000 copies sold back in June.
For further perspective, her sophomore album, Fearless, sold 592,000 in its first week. Billboard's conservative forecast for Speak Now puts sales at anRead More »from Swift’s First-Week Album Sales Anticipated To Beat Eminem, Approach 1 Mil