The November 12-18 tracking week is not yet over, but Billboard has already confirmed some impressive achievements for Taylor Swift’s “Red (Taylor’s Version).”
Consistent with projections, the album has already posted the year’s best single-week album sales total. It is meanwhile the #2 performer from a total unit standpoint (album sales + equivalents from track sales and track streams), trailing only Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy.”
Billboard adds that “Red (Taylor’s Version)” has also broken Swift’s own record for single-week US vinyl sales. The superstar artist set the record of 102K earlier this year with the vinyl release of her album “evermore.”
“Red (Taylor’s Version)” will debut as a dominant #1 on this week’s Billboard Top Album Sales and Billboard 200 charts.
Of those 325,000 copies, 105,000 are in vinyl LP sales.
That breaks @taylorswift13's own record for the largest single-week sales sum for a vinyl album since MRC Data began tracking sales in 1991.
'Evermore' previously held the record for the largest vinyl week, with 102k.
— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) November 18, 2021