Taylor Swift :: The "Reputation" Era

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Postby ArmyOfMe » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:34 pm

MusicRecords wrote:
BlankSpace wrote:925k in 3 days
1005k in 4 days
80k on 4th day
wth??? is it gonna cross 1.3m??
Not sure if the reports given include all sources of sales though...the # might be higher, but yes if that’s the # including iTunes, preorders, magazines, the UPS deal, physical copies and all then it will be tight..
He did his maths wrong tho, she sold 125k on 4th day.
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Postby MusicRecords » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:38 pm

ArmyOfMe wrote:
MusicRecords wrote:
BlankSpace wrote:925k in 3 days
1005k in 4 days
80k on 4th day
wth??? is it gonna cross 1.3m??
Not sure if the reports given include all sources of sales though...the # might be higher, but yes if that’s the # including iTunes, preorders, magazines, the UPS deal, physical copies and all then it will be tight..
He did his maths wrong tho, she sold 125k on 4th day.
:lol: :lol:
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Postby BlankSpace » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:03 pm

MusicRecords wrote:
ArmyOfMe wrote:
MusicRecords wrote:
BlankSpace wrote:925k in 3 days
1005k in 4 days
80k on 4th day
wth??? is it gonna cross 1.3m??
Not sure if the reports given include all sources of sales though...the # might be higher, but yes if that’s the # including iTunes, preorders, magazines, the UPS deal, physical copies and all then it will be tight..
He did his maths wrong tho, she sold 125k on 4th day.
:lol: :lol:
yeah
1.05m is 1050k not 1005k
125k on 4th day looks good
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Postby BlueScorpion » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:26 pm

MusicRecords wrote:Yassss :D :D

Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Sold 1.05M Copies in First Four Days in US, Now 2017's Top Selling Album

Taylor Swift’s Reputation album sold 1.05 million copies in the U.S. over its first four days of release, according to initial sales reports to Nielsen Music. It’s the first album to sell a million copies in a tracking week in nearly two years, since Adele’s 25 sold 1.16 million copies in the frame ending Dec. 25, 2015 (the album’s fifth week on sale).

Reputation was released on Friday, Nov. 10, through Big Machine Records. It is Swift’s sixth studio album.

Reputation is now Swift’s fourth album to log a million-selling week. It follows her last three studio efforts, which all saw million-selling opening frames: 1989 (1.29 million in 2014), Red (1.21 million, 2012) and Speak Now (1.05 million, 2010). Swift is now the only act to have four million-selling weeks, since Nielsen Music began electronically tracking music sales in 1991. (Adele has tallied three million-selling weeks, but all with the same album: 25.)

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/8038287/taylor-swift-reputation-sold-105-million-copies-first-four-days
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Postby BlankSpace » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:28 pm

^^as long as Adele doesn't release anything this decade.

US chart preview update
Reputation
Pure : 1.30-1.34m
SPS : 1.32-1.36m
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Postby thass_hot » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:47 pm

BlankSpace wrote:^^as long as Adele doesn't release anything this decade.

US chart preview update
Reputation
Pure : 1.30-1.34m
SPS : 1.32-1.36m
They lowered the prediction. Friday they were pointing to 1.5m, with possibility to grow, but seems it's not happening. So she might even not reach OIDIA 1st week sales!
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Postby MusicRecords » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:06 am

thass_hot wrote:
BlankSpace wrote:^^as long as Adele doesn't release anything this decade.

US chart preview update
Reputation
Pure : 1.30-1.34m
SPS : 1.32-1.36m
They lowered the prediction. Friday they were pointing to 1.5m, with possibility to grow, but seems it's not happening. So she might even not reach OIDIA 1st week sales!
Well it would be nice if she can top 1989's first week sales but if it doesn't its ok because she already crossed the 1 million mark, something many people doubted she could do for a 4th time in a row :P
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Postby GreekGeek » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:33 am

BillyBlitzkid wrote:Unbelievable... I am more than happy for her. You can say what you want about her, her persona, her songs etc (I love her personally) but I guess four albums in a row selling 1 million first week... Gosh!!! Great
Totally agree with you! it's a great achievement! congrats to Taylor!
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Postby cabanaboy » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:45 am

Wonder how big numbers could have been with full streaming release. Will it be available Friday for streaming?
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Postby jpguy » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:53 am

I'm so glad for Taylor. Seeing a female be this successful is amazing specially when most of the charts are filled with urban music and not many females as a whole.
I am bit worried about the singles though, I hope she notches more top 3 hits !
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Postby Nackar » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:04 am

Japan Oricon Weekly Digital Albums

2 [NE] - Reputation - 8,867

That brings it to a total first week of 37,148 in Japan.
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Postby Ink » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:01 am

Nackar wrote:Japan Oricon Weekly Digital Albums

2 [NE] - Reputation - 8,867

That brings it to a total first week of 37,148 in Japan.
Huge decline 53k for 1989 in Pure Sales
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Postby forest0717 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:15 am

Ink wrote:
Nackar wrote:Japan Oricon Weekly Digital Albums

2 [NE] - Reputation - 8,867

That brings it to a total first week of 37,148 in Japan.
Huge decline 53k for 1989 in Pure Sales
1989 has 6 days sales in 1st week so brings total to 53k while REP just 3 days.
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Postby Nackar » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:55 am

^ Exactly, the figures aren't really comparable.

Plus it's been three years - so even if these were figures for the same amount of days I wouldn't call it a "huge" decline.
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Postby Bazmedia » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:57 am

Is britney spears’ record safe ? please say it is :o :o :o
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Postby MarlonBS » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:11 pm

Bazmedia wrote:Is britney spears’ record safe ? please say it is :o :o :o
What record? If you are talking about Oops' first week, then Adele already crushed it 2 years ago :lol:
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Postby BlankSpace » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:12 pm

Bazmedia wrote:Is britney spears’ record safe ? please say it is :o :o :o
what record??
Adele broke it nd buried it exactly 2 years ago
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Postby BhiveDiva » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:57 pm

Best selling first week by a american female artist :D
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Postby MusicRecords » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:09 pm

Bazmedia wrote:Is britney spears’ record safe ? please say it is :o :o :o
Adele’s 25 says Hello :lol:
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Postby MusicRecords » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:10 pm

BhiveDiva wrote:Best selling first week by a american female artist :D
Although yes technically that would be right, that’s getting too specific into what a “record” from a “certain” person is imo :lol:
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Postby Biebz » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:11 pm

BhiveDiva wrote:Best selling first week by a american female artist :D
Yes and next it will be 'Best selling first week by an american female artist born in Mississippi'. Next!
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Postby BhiveDiva » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:17 pm

I know :D

But I saw some Britney's fans defendind this "record". :D
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Postby borderwolf » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:42 pm

Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Remains Intact
http://www.fyimusicnews.ca/articles/201 ... ins-intact
Nov 14, 2017 by David Farrell

Taylor Swift will land at #1 this week in North America with her fourth consecutive album to debut with over 1M in first-week US sales.

In Canada, based on initial sales reports, Reputation has a four-day sales total of 65,000 units, which will put it in contention to have the biggest one-week album sales total this year. The album's sales are fueled by the singer's decision to embargo it from streaming services for an as yet undefined period that could end this weekend or the beginning of next week.

By contrast, Sam Smith’s current #1 album sold 9K copies in its first full week on release but earned additional consumption chart points from on-demand streams.

While Swift's numbers are impressive, they are dwarfed by the biggest debut in music history: Adele's 25 sold 2.3M copies in its first three days before ending its first week with US 3.3M copies sold in 2015.

It’s Swift’s sixth studio album, primarily produced by Jack Antonoff, Max Martin, Shellback and Swift, who also serves as the executive producer. English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and American rapper Future are both included as featured artists on its track "End Game". According to Nielsen SoundScan, the album sold more than 1.05M copies in the US during its first four days of release, becoming 2017's biggest-seller in the country.

Target released two 72-page magazines that contain different content, including the album, in the US. Walmart distributed it in Canada.

On August 24, "Look What You Made Me Do" was released as the lead single from Reputation. The song broke several major records including the most Spotify streams in a 24-hour period by any artist. It hit number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 with the biggest sales and streaming figures of the year, becoming the fifth song by Swift to top the chart, the first solo number one by a woman since Adele's "Hello" in 2015, and the second biggest after "Harlem Shake" (103.3M).

Its accompanying music video later premiered at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards and was viewed 43.2M times on YouTube in its first 24 hours, the most in any video in history breaking the 36 million views of "Gentleman" in 2013.

On September 2, 2017, Swift teased on Instagram that the first track off Reputation, titled "...Ready for It?", was going to be released as a promotional single. It was made available for digital download with the pre-order of Reputation on September 3. On October 23, a teaser of the music video for the song was released. The next day, on October 24, the song impacted contemporary rhythmic radio as the album's second single. The official music video premiered on October 27.

"End Game" featuring Ed Sheeran and Future was released on November 14 to French radio as the album's third single.

On October 19, Swift announced she would be releasing a new song titled "Gorgeous". It became available the next day through digital retailers and streaming services as a promotional single from the album. The song reached the top ten in Canada and Australia and the top twenty in the UK and US. On November 2, Swift announced she would be releasing the second promotional song from Reputation while posting teasers on her official Twitter and Instagram accounts. The track, titled "Call It What You Want" was released at midnight on November 3.

Nielsen Music is announcing that Taylor Swift’s Reputation has topped tipped 1M sales in the US as of the close of business Monday, Nov. 13.

After selling more than 700,000 albums in its first day, Nielsen Music reported that Reputation had sold more than 925,000 copies as of Sunday’s close of business (11/12).

Since Nielsen Music began tracking data in 1991, Swift is the only artist to have three different albums sell more than a million copies in a week. With Reputation surpassing 1M copies sold in four days, she has now made it her fourth album to accomplish the feat.

On November 13, Swift announced she would be embarking on the Reputation Stadium Tour in 2018 in support of the new album, first announcing North American dates. The tour will begin leg one on May 8, at the U of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona and end on October 6, at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas playing 25 dates in between. The lone Canadian show announced so far is August 4 at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

– Sources for this article include Nielsen Music Canada, Wikipedia and USA Today
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Postby borderwolf » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:45 pm

Analyzing the Launch of Taylor Swift’s Reputation Album
http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/anal ... ion-album/
by Alan Cross

The industry talk this Monday is how any copies of Reputation Taylor Swift will sell this week. At the moment, it’s on pace to sell somewhere around 1.4 million units in the US alone, a stunning number in the age of declining CD sales and the rise of streaming.

That will be 1.4 million CDs, vinyl records and digital downloads and will not include any of that weird “track equivalency” weirdness that comes with streaming. That’s because Reputation is not streaming at all. It’s being held back from Spotify et al until the buying frenzy settles down.

So how did her people do it? How have they managed to get Swifties to get excited about parting with their allowances for a piece of plastic or a digital download?

The “Verified Fan” Gambit

Ticketmaster’s new “Verified Fan” program is designed to allow actual human beings first dibs on concert tickets while keeping the ticket-buying bots away. In Tay-Tay’s case, fans were incentivized to become verified (and to battle for a spot in the queue for tickets for her upcoming tour) by pre-ordering Reputation. It worked. By November 3, over 400,000 copies had been re-ordered.

The Withholding Gamble

Deciding to keep Reputation off the streaming services was easy once you did the math. First of all, no one has ever sold a million copies of an album in its first week when the album was also available on Spotify. Analysis of previous album releases told Taylor’s people that if Reputation was made available to stream, tracks from the album would be streamed around 200,000. That would generate revenues of about $2.1 million.

However, if the album was kept from streaming, it would only have to sell 300,000 copies to make that same $2.1 million. Anything beyond that would be very, very profitable–far more profitable than had streaming been available at the time of the album’s release. And now that it’s set to sell 1.4 million copies–well, you can see how smart that decision was.

Taylor and her people are quite brilliant when it comes to marketing an old format.
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Postby Biebz » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:28 pm

POP:
-- 41 TAYLOR SWIFT End Game f/Ed Sheeran/Future 836 0 836 9.165

+208 Spins
+208 Bullet
+1.948 Audience

HOT AC:
-- 50 TAYLOR SWIFT End Game f/Ed Sheeran/Future 100 0 100 1.221

+14 Spins
+14 Bullet
+0.139 Audience
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