If you love Taylor Swift, you're gonna love this. Her new album, RED, is setting all kinds of records. Do you own it? Do you love it? Check out these stats:
The CD topped the all-genre Top Albums chart at iTunes within 36 minutes of release on Monday (October 22nd), and first day sales at iTunes alone topped 262,000 albums. Taylor scored 13 of the Top 20 songs on iTunes, with the song "Everything Has Changed" taking the Number One position on the all-genre Top Songs chart.
Thus far, Red has sold 4.5 million song downloads at iTunes in the U.S. alone.
At Target, Taylor's 2010 Speak Now album had the highest one-week sales in the retailer's history. Red has now set their record for first day sales and is on pace to exceed Speak Now's one week results.
Worldwide, Red reached Number One at iTunes on the first day of release in 32 countries, including the UK, Australia, Singapore, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Denmark, Venezuela, Thailand, and Ireland.
With Red, Taylor has set a new Billboard record -- for the most rapid accumulation of 50 Hot 100 hits in history, reaching the milestone just six years and one month after her 2006 chart debut. Aretha Franklin previously held the record, with a stretch of just over 14 years and six months, and Taylor is one of only five women in the 54-year history of the chart to reach this milestone. Other women on that short list include Aretha, Madonna, Connie Francis and Dionne Warwick.
The crowd at Taylor's Times Square Concert on Tuesday (October 23rd) was the largest in the history of Good Morning America.