Taylor Swift Bracing For Monster Sales Week
November 2, 2010


Taylor Swift

Everyone knew that Taylor Swift would have a big sales week when her new album, Speak Now, was released on October 25, but now some projections are saying it could be the biggest sales week since 2005! While Nielsen SoundScan's official tally won't be released until Wednesday morning, hitting the milestone of 1 million album sales in the first week is almost a certainty for Swift, according to Billboard.com. If Speak Now starts with 1 million copies sold, it would instantly be the best sales week for a single album since Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III bowed with 1,006,000 in June of 2008. It's also possible that Speak Now could have the biggest sales week for an album in over five years if it surpasses the total of 50 Cent's The Massacre, which shot to #1 by moving 1,141,000 units in March of 2005.

Meanwhile, Swift was on the Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday to promote the album, and she talked about the pressure of writing all the songs by herself. "It took two years to make this album, and at some point in the process, I made the conscious decision to write it by myself," she explained on the show. "And then a little more than halfway through, I was like, 'I can do this by myself really, maybe.'...
With this album, it's been such an emotional process. I'd have nightmares in the middle of the night that Rolling Stone hated it. I was really nervous about it, because taking this on, you're taking a lot of ownership of whether people like it or don't."

In other Swift news, the singer/songwriter has inked a deal to release her own fragrance line via Elizabeth Arden, and the first scent is due in fall 2011.
"I have always loved how fragrance can shape a memory the way certain scents remind you of events and people that are imprinted in your thoughts," said Swift about her latest venture. "Lately I've been having fun experimenting with combining some of my favorite scents, so I'm really excited about working with Elizabeth Arden to develop my own unique fragrance."

Last but not least, Swift has revealed a number of overseas tour dates for early 2011. Swift will play Singapore, South Korea, Japan, The Phillippeans, Hong Kong, Belgium, Holland, Norway, Germany, France, Spain, the U.K. and Ireland in February and March.




 
Music News
Madonna Announces New Album, Releases Six Songs Digitally
J. Cole Earns Third Chart-Topper
Quick Hits: Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, Joan Jett & The Who, Metallica, Van Morrison, Grammy Special Merit Awards
Green Day, Joan Jett Make The List For Rock Hall
Quick Hits: Madonna, Michael Jackson, The Voice
Quick Hits: Imagine Dragons, Iggy Azalea & Britney Spears, Mad Season, David Byrne / Talking Heads tribute concert
Iggy Azalea Maps Out Arena Tour
Quick Hits: Ne-Yo, Selena Gomez, Gwen Stefani & Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, Everclear, Alex & Sierra, Modest Mouse
Taylor Swift Spends Another Week At #1
The Week In Review: 12/8-12/12
Quick Hits: Epicenter Festival, Beyoncé, Dr. Dre, American Music Priz
Quick Hits: Coldplay, New Year's Rockin' Eve, Golden Globe Song nominees, Judas Priest
Quick Hits: BET Honors, Modest Mouse, Rush
U2 Extends iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour
Quick Hits: Kid Ink, Seether & Rise Above Fest, TV On the Radio, Bob Dylan
Breaking News
eQB NOW
Rich Davis Named VP Of Programming For iHeartMedia-Seattle
December 18, 2014
Sharon Dastur Named SVP/Programming Integration At iHeartMedia
Mark Medina Named Program Director At Z100/New York
Denon Electronics, iHeartMedia Announce Partnership
Deezer Appoints Hans-Holger Albrecht CEO
TuneCore Acquires DropKloud And Its Founders
SoundHound Reveals Top Songs, Artists, Albums Of 2014
In Brief - December 18, 2014
December 17, 2014
iHeartMedia Names Don Parker VP/Programming, For San Francisco And Sacramento
Senate Approves Michael O'Rielly For Five-Year FCC Term
Nielsen Report: A Focus On The Public Radio Listener
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014 To Air On The CW Network
In Brief - December 17, 2014
December 16, 2014
Beasley Names Rafe D'Amico VP/Strategic Partnerships
NRG Media Taps Shane Sparks Market Manager, Northwoods, WI Cluster
Shazam Upgrades Windows Phone App
KLUC’s 16th Annual Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo Toy Drive Breaks Records
Rdio Brings Personalized Internet Radio, On-Demand Music Subscription To Windows Phone 8.1
In Brief - December 16, 2014
December 15, 2014
CBS Radio, Carson Daly Agree To Multi-Year Contract Extension
JVC Media Closes On Purchase Of WHKQ/Orlando
Bruce Gilbert Named SVP/Sports For Cumulus And Westwood One
Don Martin Rises To SVP/Sports Programming For Premiere Networks
Columbia Promotes Bryan Younce To SVP/Video, Content Production
In Brief - December 15, 2014
FMQB NOW

Year-End
At Issue

           2014
Interview Hilights

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!