In the past few weeks record industry execs have bemoaned that no artist will have a platinum album this year – a first for the record industry.
But along comes Taylor Swift. In an article in today’s Globe and Mail, we are reminded that,
“All four of her previous albums, beginning with her self-titled debut in 2006,have gone platinum several times over. And since 2008’s Fearless, her albums have all gone platinum within the calendar year. That feat is even more impressive when you consider those albums’ similar pre-Christmas release dates: Nov. 11, 2008, Oct. 25, 2010 (Speak Now) and Oct. 22, 2012 (Red). Oct. 27, 2014, hews tightly to Swift’s tried and true formula.”
With the success of the first two singles off of 1989, the question is … how hot will this album be?