Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Sold 700,000 on First Day in U.S.
Taylor Swift’s Reputation is off to a red-hot start. The album sold around 700,000 copies in the U.S. on its first day of release, according to initial sales reports to Nielsen Music.
The set was released at 12 a.m. ET on Nov. 10, through Big Machine Records. Its first day sales figure could grow larger, after all of Nielsen’s retail reporters have submitted their sales for the day.
If the album keeps up that sizzling sales pace, it could sell over 1 million copies in the tracking week ending Nov. 16. Further, according to industry sources, it is on track to earn Swift her largest sales week yet. Its debut week could surpass the debut frame of her last album, 2014’s 1989, which bowed with 1.29 million copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen Music.
Smith claims his best sales week ever with the arrival of The Thrill of It All — 185,000 copies sold. That trumps his previous best week, when In the Lonely Hour debuted with 166,000. (In the Lonely Hour has sold a total of 2.4 million copies.)
The Thrill of It All’s starting unit sum of 237,000 is the seventh largest bow for an album in 2017, and the third biggest for a pop album. Among pop album debuts this year, it trails only Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) (451,000 units on the March 25-dated chart) and P!nk’s Beautiful Trauma (408,000; Nov. 4). The largest debut of the year among all genres belongs to Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN., with 603,000 units (May 6). Following Lamar: Drake’s More Life (505,000; April 8), Sheeran, P!nk, JAY-Z’s 4:44 (262,000; July 29), Logic’s Everybody (247,000; May 27) and Smith.
Smith’s album was led by the single “Too Good at Goodbyes,” which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking his fifth top 10 song on the tally.
At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Maroon 5 collects its sixth top 10 album, as Red Pill Blues debuts at No. 2. The set earned 122,000 equivalent album units, of which 94,000 were in traditional album sales. The band’s last album launched at No. 1 in 2014, starting with 164,000 copies sold (before the chart transitioned to a units-ranked list later that year). (Billboard)