In a little bit of non “urban” news, Americas sweetheart Taylor Swift is making some major moves. According to Billboard, Swift’s new album ‘Red’ is on track to sell 1million copies in its first week out! The album which only hit stores today has already shifted 500k units based on 1st day sales. Mega merchant Target, secured an exclusive deal and had rights to distribute a deluxe version of the album, and apparently shifted 160k copies of that version alone! As if that wasn’t enough of a feat, if ‘Red’ moves the million copies it is estimated to do, Swift will become the first female artist in the history of Nielsen SoundScan (1991-Present) to have multiple albums debut with more than a million copies. WOW! Final numbers will be announced next Tues. Oct 30.
On another note, don’t tell anyone! but her current single ‘We Are Never Getting Back Together’ is a bit infectious. Maybe she can eyeball a hip hop/urban remix with a few A-List rappers!