Recommended NZ | Guide to Money | Gimme: Competitions - Giveaways

Taylor Swift's 'Red' has massive debut

Read More:
Fuseworks Media
Fuseworks Media
Taylor Swift's 'Red' has massive debut

Taylor Swift’s new album Red was released last Monday (Tuesday in New Zealand), and it has already set the globe on fire, topping international sales charts all around the world.

The 22 year old singer/songwriter has seen her 4th studio album debut at #1 here in New Zealand, where it registered the biggest sales week of 2012 so far.

Most impressively, however, is that the album reached this milestone with only 3 days of sales, as opposed to the full 7 days’ worth of sales of the previous record holders.

Red also debuted at #1 on the NZ iTunes chart, with both the standard and deluxe versions of the album staying consistently in the Top 5 for the entire week.

Over in her home country America, Red topped the all-genre Top Albums chart at iTunes within 36 minutes of release, and first day sales at iTunes alone topped 262,000 albums. Taylor scored 13 of the Top 20 songs on iTunes, with the song ‘Everything Has Changed’ taking the #1 position on the all-genre Top Songs chart. Thus far, Red has sold 4.5 million song downloads at iTunes in the U.S. alone.

The album, which features the #1 hit single ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ is fast becoming Taylor Swift’s most successful album to date, outshining her previous world conquering album Speak Now.


All articles and comments on have been submitted by our community of users. Please notify us if you believe an item on this site breaches our community guidelines.