Taylor Swift’s “Red” Album Sales Could Top “Speak Now,” Swedish House Mafia Debuts

Already projected to top the million mark for its opening sales week, Taylor Swift’s “Red” is presently pacing to top the lofty sales mark set by her 2010 cut “Speak Now.”

With two days of the sales frame in the books, Hits Daily Double is now eyeing a tally of 1.1-1.2 million for Swift’s latest release. The unusual, explosive response to the album makes forecasting particularly imprecise, but it should be clear to observers by now that this album will represent another million-plus monster for Swift.

Though its 225-240,000 sales forecast is impressive, Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid, m.A.A.d. city” will debut distantly behind Swift.

Other new releases include Tony Bennett’s “Viva Duets” (27-30,000), Stone Sour’s “House of Gold & Bones Part 1” (24-27,000), Gary Clark, Jr.’s “Blak and Blu” (18-21,000) and Swedish House Mafia’s “Until Now” (17-20,000).

Written by Brian Cantor

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