After only four days, Taylor Swift has sold more albums in the united states than any other artist this year.
The star of the album, the sixth, the Reputation, has sold 1.04 million copies in the united states since Friday, ” says Billboard magazine.
That brings before 2017, the biggest seller, Ed Sheeran’s x, which has changed 919,000 copies to date.
The reputation also becomes Swift’s fourth album to sell a million copies in the space of a week, after 1989, Red and Speak Now.
In fact, only she and Adele have sold a million copies of an album in the seven days since 2012.
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In particular, the two artists retained their files, streaming services such as Spotify and Apple’s Music – a movement that pushes the faithful to buy or download the album.
It has been said that the Reputation will be available on these services, later this week.
The reputation, which sees the star to delve more deeply than ever before into the realms of pop and hip-hop, has received largely positive reviews from the critics.
The Telegraph called it “a big, brash, all-guns-blazing breath of weaponised pop who is struggling with the vulnerability of the human heart, as he is hit full force by the 21st century, the fame.
NPR critic Ann Powers noted that Swift’s lyrics have matured, describing the stand-out of the track Getaway Car: “A sure-footed step forward in the vagaries of grown up life.”
BBC Music’s Mark Savage said it was “one of its most sound adventurous album for the time being”, while noting that the moments where she lashes out at his critics “don’t really lend themselves to big, singalong chorus”.
However, the New York Times writer Jon Caramanica asked if Swift has diluted its appeal by borrowing so heavily from other genres.
“By making it the most modern of the album, in which she visits on a regular basis in hostile territory and comes out almost unscathed – Ms. Swift has delivered a puzzle: If you use other parts, can you ever really re-create your self?”
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The reputation is set to debut at number one in the united KINGDOM, after the sale of 65,437 copies on the weekend. However, it is unlikely to beat Sheeran in its territory of origin.
Divide sold 672,000 copies in its first week of this month of March, making it the third fastest-seller in chart history, behind Adele 25 (800,000 sales) and Oasis ‘ Be Here today (696,000).
Sheeran from the album, of course, was available on streaming services – which accounted for 12% of its turnover.
Earlier this week, Spotify, Troy Carter criticized Swift’s decision to take her album, saying that it would encourage piracy.
“This kind of sets the industry back a little bit,” he said, while adding: “Taylor is super-smart. We are not mad at her for the decision she made.”
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