Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Projected to Sell One Million Albums In Debut Week
It wasn’t long ago that everybody -- including us -- discussed the death of the platinum album. And it really wasn't a stretch of the imagination either; 2014 has yet to produce a single platinum record from any band in any genre.
Well, that could all change this week.
Country music’s crush turned pop’s global superstar, Taylor Swift, is on her way to selling one million copies of her latest album, ‘1989.’ That's an impressive feat for any record, especially in 2014., but what is so mind-blowing about this particular accomplishment is that those one million copies are going to be sold in itsfirst week.
One week. One million copies sold.
Billboard is projecting ‘1989’ to do it, and if Swift pulls it off, she’ll have the 19th album to sell a million copies in its first week -- and will be the first-ever artist to have three albums with million-selling weeks.
As Billboard states, “Two weeks ago, forecasters pegged the new album to sell 750,000 in its debut frame. Then, a week ago, it was upgraded to 800,000. By mid-day Oct. 27, the album’s release day, its projection grew to over 900,000.” The magazine is confident that her fifth full-length album will surpass the platinum mark.
In just one day, it sold 600,000.
So what does this mean for the music industry? Is there hope for other artists to still earn that coveted platinum album? Or will Swift be the last? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.