In case you’ve been looking the other way for the past two years, Taylor Swift is pretty dang popular. Popular enough that industry analysts say she is well on track to sell a million copies of Speak Now, which arrived on shelves yesterday. That’s impressive, especially considering we’re supposed to be living in the era of dying album sales. The last artist to top the platinum mark in a week was Lil Wayne, with 2008’s Tha Carter III. It’s funny, I can’t think of two pop artists more opposite than Taylor and Weezy.
So, naturally, that means My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has to go diamond in its first week, right? Right? [Billboard]