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Industry sources now forecast the album to sell at least one million copies in its first week. That would make 1989 just the 19th album to sell a million in a single week since Nielsen SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991, and Swift the first act to earn three million-selling weeks. The new album is Swift’s fifth studio effort, released through Big Machine Records on Oct. 27. Its sales forecast is for the tracking week ending Nov. 2. It could mark Swift’s third million-selling debut in a row, following 2010′s Speak Now (1.05 million) and 2012′s Red (1.21 million). 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. Now, after its first day on sale, forecasters are confident 1989 will cross the magic, one-million sales threshold.
I have a friend who worked at the iHeart Radio Festival and he said Taylor Swift was the nicest and coolest person there (her trailer also smelled like weed), and she would regularly come out and talk to all the crew and didn’t take herself too seriously. Nicki Minaj on the other hand, was a raging cunt and screamed at literally everyone until she got told to shut the fuck up. Also, Iggy Azalea wanted to close the festival, but everybody agreed she sucked and only had one song, so Calvin Harris closed only because Prince didn’t get his contract back in time. Long story short, sometimes good things happen to good people. Say what you want about Taylor Swift’s music, but if she can sell a million albums and be self-aware enough to realize that other humans exist on Earth besides herself, then more power to her. I hope she sells 10 million. It’s always a good idea to give power to those who want it the least. Also, if she would wear shorter dresses and skirts that would really help me out.