Music leader Taylor Swift‘s new album ‘Speak Now‘ will be out Oct. 25, can is sell 1 million in its first week? Lil Wayne’s’ ‘Tha Carter III‘ sold slightly more than 1 million units in its first week in June, reports Billboard. Eminem’s ‘Recovery‘ debuted with 741,000 units in it’s first week.
Industry execs believe Tay can top 1 million. Red Light Mgmt. CEO: ‘It feels like if anybody can do it now, she could be the one. She has the sales base and heat from the last few albums. And with all the amazing things she has going on, she is as likely as anybody to reach a million units, especially with the efforts of Big Machine and Universal behind her.’
Universal Music Group Distribution expects to ship 1.5 million units for street date and that it’s projecting first-week sales of 750,000. Fearless sold 592,000 units in its first week ended. Full article HERE.