Taylor Swift Sells 700,000 Copies Of ‘Reputation’ On First Day, Reveals 2018 Tour Dates
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:47:36
Nielsen Music has released preliminary estimates indicating that Taylor Swift's Reputation impressively logged over 700,000 units sold in just its first day of availability.
No one doubted the singer-songwriter's latest effort would top the charts, but Swift seems ready to shake off any potential bad blood surrounding last week's revelation of an anti-defamation lawsuit against a music blogger. The album's huge early figures leave the music industry waiting with bated breath, ready for it to set a number of records for 2017 sales and more.
Swift and her team released the album without allowing streaming on any formats, a decision undoubtedly made to help boost first week sales, though such high initial estimates probably exceed even their wildest dreams. For context, the country turned pop-star's previous album, 2014's 1989, sold nearly 1.29 million in its first week on it's way to over 10 million total sales to date.
Reputation sure seems on track to match or beat those impressive statistics, and that is before all the sales outlets have even reported in; Nielsen Music's 700,000 number comes before all of their retailers submitted daily sales reports, and taking into consideration a 2018 stadium tour announcement that includes a concert ticket and album purchase bundle, the totals will undoubtedly continue to swell before we are fully out of the woods.
The album seems certain to become Swift's fifth straight chart-topper, following 2008's Fearless, 2010's Speak Now, 2012's Red, and 2014's 1989. In comparison to other 2017 releases, Reputation needs only slightly more than 200,000 more sales in its first week to surpass Ed Sheeran's ÷ (Divide), which currently stands as the year's best-selling LP with 909,000 units sold in total since its release on March 3.
At the magic one million number, Reputation could become Swift's fourth album with first week sales that reached seven digits, and she already holds the record for that statistic as well, being the only individual or group to do so three times.
Tickets for Swift's 2018 tour will be available beginning December 13th of this year. Fans will need to verify their identity, and can increase their chances of nabbing tickets by, of course, buying a copy of Reputation. It's safe to say, when it comes to selling music, thanks to Taylor Swift, everything has changed.
Taylor Swift 2018 Tour Dates:
05/08 — Glendale, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium
05/12 — Santa Clara, CA @ Levi's Stadium
05/19 — Pasadena, CA @ Rose Bowl
05/22 — Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field
05/25 — Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field At Mile High
06/02 — Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
06/30 — Louisville, KY @ Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
07/07 — Columbus, OH @ Ohio Stadium
07/10 — Washington, DC @ FedEx Field
07/14 — Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
07/17 — Cleveland, OH @ First Energy Stadium
07/21 — East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
07/28 — Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
08/04 — Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
08/07 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
08/11 — Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium
08/14 — Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium
08/18 — Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
08/25 — Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
08/28 — Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
09/01 — Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Stadium
09/08 — Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium
09/15 — Indianapolis, IN @ Lucas Oil Stadium
09/18 — St. Louis, MO @ The Dome at America's Center
09/22 — New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome
09/29 — Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
10/06 — Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium
—The ARTISTdirect Staff