Henceforth and forevermore this pageant shall be known as the Hunger Games.
One Year of RED!
"they just told me Red sold 1.2 millions albums first week. How is this real life?! You are UNREAL. I love you so much. Thanks a million :)"- @taylorswift13
"Red topped the all-genre Top Albums chart at iTunes within 36 minutes of release, 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 #1 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 Speak Now album had the highest one-week sales in the retailer’s history. Red has now set their record for Day One sales and is on pace to exceed Speak Now’s one week results." (the day after Red was released)
“Taylor Swift’s Red burns with confidence. [She] seems to have crossed some sort of emotional threshold [to] the assured words and music of a star. There are no bumps on Red. Only clean, perfectly rendered American popular music.” – Los Angeles Times
“Taylor Swift’s Red is another winner. What Swift does better than anyone [is] she connects with clear, concise, relatable love songs that are thrown like punches and steeped in everyday details.” – The Washington Post
"It’s clear that Red is another chapter in one of the finest fantasies pop music has ever constructed." – The Guardian (UK)
Congrats, Taylor! We love you!