Taylor sat down for an exclusive interview with Music Connection about the process she went for with Red, her songwriting, and her inspirations. Make sure to read it! It also came with two new Red photoshoot pictures!
Taylor Swift Breaks Down “Red”
She did it again––and there’s no oops about it. With Red, her fourth album, Taylor Swift notched her third consecutive No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200, selling more than 1.2 million copies––the best since The Eminem Show in 2002––and setting a variety of landmarks: the only female artist to ever sell more than a million first-week albums with two consecutive releases; the highest ever iTunes first-week sales (565,545 copies); the top one-week sales ever by a country artist; and the best single-week sales for Target.
Swift also racked up sales by releasing four tracks, one each week, via iTunes before Red’s release, with each reaching No. 1 in short order. It adds to a tally that includes more than 22 million albums sold worldwide and more than 51 million digital downloads in the US, but the 22-year-old Swift hastens to point out there’s some artistic ch-ching going on here, too.