Described by The Times as ‘a rare talent’ and Rolling Stone Magazine as ‘one of the few genuine rock stars we’ve got these days’, Taylor Swift is one of the top 5 selling digital music artists worldwide. At only 22 years old, she already has career record sales in excess of 22 million albums and 50 million song downloads.
Now, the six-time Grammy Award winner is painting the globe red. ‘RED’, her fourth studio album released worldwide on October 22nd, has notched up striking sales numbers worldwide and widespread critical acclaim, and has secured Taylor her first no. 1 on the official UK album charts with sales of 61,779, (her biggest week 1 sales in the UK to date).
In the UK, ‘RED’ sold more in its first two days than previous albums ‘Fearless’ and ‘Speak Now’ did in their first week, with sales on the first day of release reaching 30,170, over 50% more than any other album in the chart. Meanwhile, Taylor currently has 10 singles in the Official UK Top 200 Singles chart, including 9 from ‘RED’.
Each of Swift’s three studio albums prior to ‘RED’ has sold in excess of 5 million copies worldwide, and her last album, ‘Speak Now’, is listed in the Guinness Book of Records for being the Fastest Selling Digital Album by a female artist and is one of only 17 albums in the entire history of music to sell more than 1 million copies in a single week.
Named by Time Magazine as one of the most 100 most influential people in the world, Taylor Swift has won over 110 awards including 6 Grammys. In 2010 she became the youngest artist in history to win a Grammy award for ‘Album of The Year’. Two years later, Swift became the youngest Billboard Awards ‘Woman of the Year’ winner in history.