Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ sales soar, but Adele keeps her crown

FILE PHOTO: Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California
FILE PHOTO: Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File Photo

November 14, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Taylor Swift’s new album “Reputation” has sold more than one million copies in its first four days, Nielsen Music said on Tuesday, but the U.S. pop star failed to beat the record set by Britain’s Adele two years ago.

Swift’s 1.05 million U.S. sales of “Reputation” came despite the singer keeping the album from streaming services and gave her the best-selling album of 2017.

But the figure was less than half the monster sales for the debut of Adele’s “25” album, which surpassed 2.43 million copies in the first four days of release in November 2015 and smashed a 15-year-old U.S. record set by boy band NSync in 2000. Adele also initially kept “25” from streaming services.

Swift, 27, recording on Nashville-based independent label Big Machine Records, now has four albums that have sold more than one million copies in their first week — “1989,” “Red,” and “Speak Now.”

“Reputation,” her first studio album in three years, marked another transformation for Swift with songs marked by vengeance that take aim at the media and some of her haters.

Full first week sales will be available next week, when “Reputation” will top the Billboard 200 album chart.

Swift this week announced the first U.S. dates of what is expected to be a world tour to promote the album.

(In this version of the story, Nielsen Music corrects number of days since “Reputation” release to 4 from 5 in the first paragraph)

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Sandra Maler)

  • brandehhh

    What she said about how she’s judged for writing songs about her experiences and feelings is trashed and mocked yet her male counterparts do the same thing and everyone looks the other way is so true. But I don’t listen to anyone of them because pop and hip hop drive me nuts.

  • Scott Snerd

    wish we’d go back to having REAL MUSIC played by real musicians and real musical instruments with real talent….
    rather than these ‘entertainers’ attempting to entertain…..

  • Widl Man

    Still suffering with not enough attention, Taylor….dumbass. Your reputation will be lack of attention syndrome. You used t be a good character to listen to, but now you have fallen into the attention deficit disorder of most Hollywood celebrities. How sad.

    • Bud

      That was probably supposed to be meaningful.

      • Widl Man

        It was to those that can read between the lines.

  • Scott Henke

    You know Taylor Swift’s a white supremacist? It’s true, some goofy blogger wrote about it a couple weeks ago and the Anti Christian Leftist Union took up the case. Yes, I believe everything I read on the internet. ;^)

    • Living_The_Dream

      I have some “ocean front” property in Arizona for sell. It’s true, because you reading this ad on the internet. You can also view the “London Bridge”, but this one won’t fall down. 😉

    • Bud

      Anyone who does not believe in “white supremacy” also does not believe in majority rule in the United States. Majority rule was decreed for both Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and South Africa, but is decried for the United States.

  • Mark Heinzen

    Think of all those teenage allowances being spent on that teeny bopper music! Cha ching!