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Could Taylor Swift's New Album Sell 1 Million Copies In Its First Week?

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If anyone has a shot at it, it's her!

Country cutie pie Taylor Swift only just announced that her new album, called Speak Now, is set to be released on October 25th, but it's already being speculated that it could sell over a million units in its first week!

According to Will Botwin, the president/CEO of Red Light Management and ATO Records:

"It feels like if anybody can do it now, she could be the one. She has the sales base and heat from the last few albums. And with all the amazing things she has going on, she is as likely as anybody to reach a million units, especially with the efforts of Big Machine and Universal behind her. She has created mass appeal, she has a bigger profile than anybody in music. I am betting that as we get closer to the release date — with all the deals that Big Machine is probably working on falling into place — she will be so in our face everywhere we turn that she will hit the critical mass that could see a million-unit week. I don't think she can get enough [radio] formats. She may have three-country, some AC depending on the song and maybe top 40. But that's always the dilemma because there are not many slots for nonrhythmic music on top 40 radio in the major markets. I would still bet that she comes under a million units. It's not our album, but I would be the first guy to stand up and cheer if it does happen."

We would, too!

Work it, gurl! You have the potential to sell BIG on this new record!

What do U think?? Are U going to buy Taylor's new album??

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52 comments to “Could Taylor Swift's New Album Sell 1 Million Copies In Its First Week?”

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  2. 2

    I kind of thought this chick had fallen off the radar. Hadn't heard anything in awhile…

  3. 3

    if it does it'll only be because her record label and rich daddy bought them all! She doesn't have it to stay around. Selling albums ain't shit. I don't see this girl lasting any longer than 2 more albums tops!

  4. 4

    Nobody's going to sell that many albums in a week nowadays. Those days are long-gone from the music industry.

  5. 5

    um negative
    bitch still cant sing

  6. 6

    I'll buy the album if its more like her FIRST album and not that bubblegum SHIT that was on her second. Her first album should have won a grammy…not that "formatted for 12 year olds" crap

  7. 7

    If a million people buy this album then that proves people are tone deaf. This girl is soon to be a has been. She's a no-talent hack who's a creation of her label and Daddy's money. How many more 'I lost my date to the prom', 'he won't let me drive his truck', 'you belong to me' songs is she going to write into her mid 20s and 30s? She's SO not relevant.

  8. 8

    No one cares about Taylor anymore. The tweens have moved on. Let me guess what's going to be on her new album, more teen heartbreak?

    She should get her squinty eyes fixed.

  9. Rocks says – reply to this


    This girl is way too overrated. She may be cute and have a nice personality but she can't sing at all….she can't carry a tune. I have no idea how this girl has made it as big as she has.

  10. 10

    hell yessss no question!

  11. 11

    she's a bad singer! i don't understand how she is a big deal. i mean i saw her live and it was just horrible especially with all those tweenagers screaming their heads off.
    she doesn't even sing country it's mostly pop.

  12. 12

    plus, she's like 18 and sings little girl songs, the ones girls from Disney would sing, like 'you belong with me” Seriously?

  13. 13

    She won't. I actually think she is on the downhill. If Eminem can't even hit 1 million in his first week she def wont.

  14. 14

    Possibly the most boring person on earth.

  15. byho says – reply to this


    she so overrated!!!! I give her props for writing her own stuff and for playing the guitar,,, but her singing is awful.. Every time she perform live she sucks.. and is boring.. Overrated!

  16. 16

    I wouldn't be all that surprised if it does!

  17. 17

    OMG…FINALLY someone agrees with me that this girl cannot sing…thank God ….I thought I was the only one who thought she cannot carry a tune. I see by the comments here most agree! WHEW!
    BTW xcalibur…you stole my line…I was gonna quote the great Houston (Whitney) myself by saying "hell to the no"…. you beat me to it!!

  18. 18

    YEAH! Taylor is Awesome. suck it haters.

  19. 19

    I Doubt she'll sell half a milli!!! Taylor Swift SUCKS!!! She can't even sing, she needs to go take lessons and then maybe think about putting out an album! Oh and another thing, CHANGE THAT HAIR, IT IS ANNOYING AS F***!!! SHE IS OVERRATED!!! TAYLOR FAILURE!!!

  20. 20

    i think it will be close!!!! she definitely has the following for it to be possible! I know I will be out the first day buying it! :)

  21. 21

    Bwahahhaha. In her wildest dreams. Only Lil Wayne can do it.

  22. 22

    Sorry but girlfriend is tone deaf and so is everyone who thinks she can sing.

  23. 23

    Hell no! lol Tonedeaf taylor will never sell a million in one week. She is old news and has been replaced by Justin Bieber. lol At least he can sing on key! :) She may sell big numbers first week to her die hard tween fans, but she will not sell a million. She cannot even sing on key and her songs are all the same bubble gum tween love song crap. She is overrated rubbish.

  24. 24

    She might, she sold the most albums in 2008 and more in 2009 than any liveing person. She has a chance.

  25. 25

    i will definitely be buying it the day it comes out!
    Taylor is so talented. not many artists can say they write all their own songs. and um…i personally think her lyrics are awesome. just b/c she is 20 doesn't mean she has to be a slut and sing about sex or drinking! i'm older than her and respect her for her modesty and can relate to her lyrics. she will be around for a long time. you can bet that. and anyone who says kanye gave her her fame CLEARLY didn't listen to country music before. she owes kanye nothing except new fans from an otherwise hip-hop/r&b community

  26. 26

    No, I'm not going to buy it. Her music is too chirpy and juvenile for me. And the days of ANYONE selling a million copies the first week are over; that's the desperate spin of a record executive still jonesing for the ’90s.

  27. 27

    Re: i-am-awesome101 – she's actually 20 years old and is going to turn 21 soon, she acts like shes 13

  28. 28

    Her "music" is like nails on chalkboard, what's wrong with people?

  29. 29

    Hell No!!! The only reason she sold so much was because of Kanye!!! And every one felt sorry for her because the media turned her into the poor little white girl , who got bullied by the mean big black man!!! She sucks ass. Oh course you would love it Perez!!! You suck like her!!!

  30. 30

    Ugghhh… No. Even pro tools can't help this banshee.

  31. Merab says – reply to this


    Too much attention to selling…what about making a good music,a? and then it won´t be any problem with selling…good music is good music…

    Taylor Swift…a nice girl. I just don´t think she is interesting…neither her music.
    They are right.This kind sells only with big machinery behind…and only for a while. Usually it does not last for long.

  32. 32

    what the hell people! taylor was already huge before the kanye thing!!!! FEARLESS was released a year before that! and was already number 1! so she will sell a million, she will kick ass! so just shut the fuck up! taylor is great! and pretty! and this album will not fail! ok! yeeze. and she is not disney! and i dont get how shes '13', when all her songs are from PERSONAL EXPERIENCES dipshits! so of course, some of the songs will be like that cause what the song is talking about happened then! so shut your lame ass, dirty, mouths.

  33. 33

    I hope NOT!!!
    People stop wasting your well earned money in these lack of talent, bad singer teenagers. for Pete's sakes.

  34. 34

    i didnt buy her first alblum she cant sing . >>>it is time for some real singers

  35. 35

    not if its full of that bullshit teenage crap about the prince and princess…time to grow up

  36. 36

    No. Her voice is ordinary.

  37. 37

    I will never buy her music. She is the worst famous singer out there. she disgusts me now that I know her daddy paid to get her here. its wrong and if people keep buying this shitty music it only opens the door for more mediocre fakes to make it in the music industry. its sad.

  38. 38

    no way. i'm sorry, but i don't think i can stand listening to another song about her troubled "love life" or about finding "the one". how many people has she dated? one…two?? blehhhhhhhh

  39. 39

    Miley, why can't you be more like Taylor Swift?

  40. 40

    By the way.. all these comments about her music being kiddish.. I think we all know FOR A FACT, that if she even attempted at making a song targeted at an "older audience", all of you would be on Perez calling her a slut and a whore and a wannabe.
    Unlike Miley she's embracing the fact that her audience is mainly little kids and she's not gonna ruin her career trying to "grow up"
    So leave her alone!

  41. 41

    Some of the people here have got a point. Taylor was good, but then her music just got worse and worse each album. She isn't what i would call "herself" anymore, and sure, i like her and all that, but i believe shes gonna end up just like miley Cyrus. She wont last long in the music industry if she doesnt change her style, and shes gonna fade away before we all know it.thats what happens to most pop and country stars in the first place.

  42. 42

    Only with the help of auto-tune. Sure couldn't do it with a live album–yikes.

  43. 43

    Wow, there's a lot of negativity, here. I am definitely going to talk to my parents to buy the album within the week that it comes out. Taylor is such an amazing, respectful, caring person who has done so much to help her career by her self, and i really admire her. My whole family loves her, and I wish her the best in her career. She sings great, people, but it's nawt her voice that we listen to, it's her lyrics, they just relate to anybody. I love that, so keep it up, Taylor!

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  45. 45

    HELL YES! I saw her in Toronto this past May and fell in more in love with her because she really appreciates her fans, she must of hugged over 100 people during her performance of Hey Stephen. At first I didn't like her because she had said all a bunch of things about Joe Jonas but after Fearless I was hooked and what I love about her is she isn't afraid to say what's on her mind!

  46. 46

    No… she hasn't done anything lately. She's like the JoBro's. Blew up for about a year now no one cares about them anymore…

  47. 47

    SO EXCITED!!!! its going to be amazing because of how good of a song writer she is. and honestly she CAN sing live! all the haters who obsess over rap music can shut it bc they dont sing they scream into a mic and cuss every which way and call it "music"


  48. 48

    Well, I doubt she can do 1 MILLION, but she'll definitely sell a lot.

  49. 49

    sheesh some of you guys are really out-of-line i mean DAMN it's like you guys are worse then perez don't stoop to his level it's not like she herself said "im gonna sell one mil. bitchez!" this is just someone elses educated guess and you guys are just getting feisty to no avail i wonder what you guys would say if she REALLY did sell one mil. huh? lol hahaha

    "you reap what you sow"

  50. 50

    To say that she owes her fame to Kanye is just stupid, considering the only thing Kanye ever did for her was ruin her moment when she WON the best music video of the year. Meaning she was already AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL AND TALENTED enough to win a major award. I mean she beat Beyonce, you’ve got to have talent for that.

    If I was her mom, I’d seriously want to shoot myself from pride overload, because she’s got something to be proud of.
    I'd buy a millions cds if I could

  51. 51

    Wow you all are so full of crap that you cant even see straight! Im so glad by the way that since you hate taylor sooo much that you can take the time out of your otherwise busy day to both stalk and comment on a blog post thats entirely about HER…….Shes twenty years old and living her dream. Youre the ones that need to grow up and get a life!! Unless of course your dream is to be world class bitches sitting alone staring at computer screen. If so more power to ya but ive got a newsflash for ya she doesnt need you to like her, her music or her voice and anyone that does like her doesnt give a @*#! what the opinion of the loser stalking someone they hate online is! So STFU!

  52. 52

    Can't wait for this new album. It's gonna be amazing!