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Taylor Vs Kanye: Swift Outselling West!

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Kanye West is still not quite where he used to be - as Miz Taylor Swift continues to best him commercially.

Swifty's Speak Now debuted at #2 on the Hot Digital Songs charts, raking in 217,000 in her first week of sales. Kanye's Runaway is hanging out at #4 and resting on afirst-week sales of 174,000.

Whomp, whomp

Got to respect the record when it can do that much damage in a single week! All hail Swifty!

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33 comments to “Taylor Vs Kanye: Swift Outselling West!”

  1. 1

    While neither of them are amazing in my opinion, I would pick Kanye. He can at least talk on tune. Taylor's "singing" is horrendous. And i would like to add, Taylor's audience is mainly pre-teen girls who buy anything whether its shit or crap. Kanye has a smaller audience right now. But that doesn't mean Taylor is better in anyway. Honestly I can't listen to her without getting a headache.

  2. 2

    oh whomp whomp my ass. anyone who is a true kanye fan knows his music is not for the mainstream radiostation play, like tayor's is.

  3. 3

    "Back To December" will do even better. It is huge right now. I think she has a chance to go for nr1 next week. I think it is best she`s ever done.
    sodacocklover- i am 29 and male…love her.

  4. 4

    Taylor is marketed to a more mainstream audience and plays the same formulaic crap over and over. Kanye takes more musical risks, and some of his fans just don't get it. Plus, he alienated some of his mainstream followers with his off stage antics. Kanye still has more talent in his finger than Taylor has in her whole body.

  5. 5

    They both suck! Like everyone else these days it's not their talent selling them as "artists" it's whomever the record label they are working through is…

  6. onid says – reply to this


    I hope they both heal from that unfortunate incident and get on with their lives. It's been over a year, let's go people.

  7. 7

    I'm not too familiar with Swift but a song of hers came on the radio in my car this morning. My opinion when it was over was that her voice is not very good at all. I would call it "thin"….I don't know how she made it this far. Yeah she's cute, but you needed some talent too I thought. Carrie Underwood on the other hand has a great voice.

  8. 8

    big deal…sales dont mean anything anymore. in the end..kanye is the one with the talent..none of his albums sound the same…yet every single thing TS does…its the same.

  9. 9

    Um… a big percentage of people that listen to Taylor Swift are very young and would buy anything marketed to them, not to mention the older ones are also not as computer literate and technologically astute so they're forced to use Itunes and buy cds while I'm sure Kanye's music "real downloads" are probably 10 times what her numbers say… and I'm country biased because I live in Nashville, but the truth is the truth.

  10. 10

    just give kanye a blond wig and he too can appeal to the mall demographics.

  11. 11

    Re: Hater 8080 – How is she targeting towards a mainstream audience? I wouldn't really call country music "mainstream". It's crazy how much attention she's getting for singing country-esque songs. No other country artist has had this much mainstream success!

  12. 12

    Suck it up, Kanye! :) Your pathetic excuses do not make things better kanyeasslickers. Truth is out. Taylor outsells that no talent rebel any day. Lets compare album sales when they have it out both. Kanye would not even dare to go against her…that`s why his is out in Nov.

    I shoot darts at the picture of this fool like Fitty did in madtv…haha.

    What musical instruments can Kanye play?

  13. 13

    Yo dodgyend you got to be trolling. Like a G6 is smashing both these songs right now. Does that mean Far East Movement is more talented than your precious taylor swift? Cause according to your stupid ass logic, that's what you're saying.

    Ps I am a Kanye Fan

  14. 14

    Re: giveityourall7

    I don't consider her music real "country". It's pop with a whisper of country.

  15. 15


  16. 16

    Re: dieselblah – do not try to think logic. you suck at that.
    far east movement is tolerable. they have way more publicity too with the video and all….lets see how it goes-its not a long wait. i was talking about how bad kanye sucks. pay attention,moron.

  17. 17

    if it wasn't for Kanye, interrupting Taylor, she wouldn't be half as famous as she is now. She should pay Kanye a percentage of all her $$.

  18. 18

    Re: onid – Heal??? If it wasn't for that 'unfortunate' incident, that entire show would have been lost just like countless awards in past shows. That was the best thing that could have happened to her career, she should be thanking him!!

  19. 19

    Re: dodgyend – you are one creepy dude.

  20. 20

    Re: Jeremy Hagen – wow…another wiseass with no facts,just babble. :)
    pinkytoes- thanks a lot! :) u know u want me.

  21. 21

    They BOTH suck!

  22. 22

    Soda-Pop-Lover: I find it amusing that you comment on EVERY single Taylor article. And it's always negative. If you can't stand her, why do you spend so much time talking about her? She doesn't know you exist. Talk about that freak in your avatar.

    Anyways, I knew Taylor would beat Kanye. This is just the beginning. Her album will outsell his album when they both release it this fall. She beat him in 2008 and she will do it again this year. She has a bigger and more loyal fan-base. He is old and washed up. Taylor is the "it girl" now.

  23. 23

    Re: Soda-Pop-Lover – Shut up loser. WHy are you so obssesed with her?

  24. 24

    I'm not surprised. Sales don't mean shit. It's all about the talent. Taylor writes poorly written songs about high school love and crushes, and Kanye raps about real fucking life.

    Kanye >>> Taylor

  25. 25

    facts? it's called an opinion, name some other non-interrupted 'stars' who would love all the press this has garnered. SNL skits, back your opinion up with these so called 'facts'

  26. 26

    I was listening to her new stuff… Sounds exactly like her old stuff… She needs to change it up. Plus you can only sing about high school love for so many years after you graduate high school

  27. 27

    please knock the whomp whomp off

  28. 28

    Re: Jeremy Hagen
    facts-just look at the god damn charts. kanye is way overrated as rapper- he has no flow, no lyrics…just the same boring beats over and over again. if you want to talk talent in rapping business say immortal technique and eminem.

    if u wanna talk real music then say david gilmour. taylor is just a baby compared to guys like him. but at least she has enough talent to make her simple music big. its all about emotion.

  29. 29

    Great for her. As a fan, I must admit that her voice is sometimes dull and she often has to try so hard to reach high notes, but she exceeds most singers/songwriters in the way that she's able to understand her fans' emotion and create songs that are universal to all girls around the world.

  30. @v@ says – reply to this


    He's always busy talking while she's always busy doing.

  31. 31

    Re: dodgyend – ya know, you need to grow up and learn to read. It's soda-POP-lover and I really don't care how old you are. I was simply stating my opinion.

  32. 32

    Re: Sayesha – well aren't you a bully…. I can't state my opinion? I love country music very much and I just feel she's ruining it. I thought sites like this were created so that we could share our opinions on celebs and stories. Why is it that the Taylor fans have to bash me? Sorry I don't care for your idol and have a different opinion than you.

  33. 33

    If you don't think Kanye is more talented that TS you're 1. Like 95% of her fan base an a 15 year old white girl, 2. incredibly ignorant, or 3. You've never listened to a Kanye album. He is the best producer in rap he was voted the #3 hottest MC by MTV behind Eminem and Jay-Z, two of the greatest MCs of all-time. Tell me one revolutionary thing TS has done. ever. That's right you can't because EVERY SINGLE SONG IS BOY MEETS GIRL, GIRL GETS CRUSHED NOW SHES SAD. She's a generic pop artist with a weak voice but she appeals to young girls because she is one herself, she will fade as she ages because eventually even her die hards will get bored with her. Kanye on the other hand changes music everytime he puts out a song. This GOOD Fridays deal is amazing, who else can combine Justin Bieber and Raekwon, or Bon Iver and Nikki Minaj. You TS shit talkers just wait until Dark Twisted Fantasy hits stores, it will be revolutionary and Kanye is about to be back to his rightful spot as the biggest pop star in the world. Oh and FYI Kanyes debut album outsold Swifts first two albums combined, she can never make anything as ground breaking as College Dropout or Graduation.