Taylor Swift’s album “1989” might sell over 1 million copies in its first week, Billboard reported. If it does, it will be the first record in 2014 to sell more than a million in the first seven days of its release.
The Verge referred to it as “the most high profile deal right now” since “1989” dropped Tuesday. It can be bought the U.S. iTunes Store for $12.99, but Microsoft is offering quite a deal: Swift’s latest album can be purchased for just $0.99.
Part of Swift’s high first-week sales could be due to the lack of pop music in 2014. from major artists such as Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, Newsweek noted.
In her latest album, Swift has abandoned her country roots and offers an all-out pop effort.
Swift, 23, was recently named New York’s Global Welcome Ambassador, something Twister Sister rocker Dee Snider is not thrilled about. “I’m incensed,” the New York native told the Daily News. “It’s insulting. She doesn’t have any life experience here or connection to the town.”
There’s so many others -- Jerry Seinfeld, for instance, if you want a big name,” Snider said. “But Taylor Swift is the pop culture queen, so she moves into town, and she’s the ambassador.”
Swift was born in Pennsylvania, raised in Tennessee and recently moved to Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood. In her defense (possibly), she has a song on her new album titled “Welcome to New York,” but the Daily News commented it was so generic it could very well be “Welcome to L.A.” or “Welcome to Detroit.”