Rap icon Kanye West might’ve delayed the release of DONDA due to a certain competitor. Pop star Taylor Swift dropped her newest project folklore last week and the numbers she’s pulled in are HUGE.
Taylor Swift’s folklore Projections
Swift has pulled in some massive 7-day stats. Her album is estimated to move around 750,000 units in its opening week.
Swift’s latest album projections even blows away rap star Logic‘s final studio effort No Pressure. Despite likely missing out on a chart-topping final LP, Log’s last release still has massive first-week estimates.
In just three days, the album had already become the biggest release of 2020. It had passed Juice WRLD‘s Legends Never Die after breaking the 500,000 copies barrier.
Swift’s eighth studio album racked up more than 500,000 album-equivalent units through its first three days of release, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data reported byBillboard. In doing so, Folklore cements the biggest album debut of the year, whizzing past former record holder Juice WRLD, whose posthumous Legends Never Die debuted with 497,000 units earlier this month.” More than 400,000 units from Folklore’s midweek haul come from traditional album sales, while streams constitute much of the rest. Physical sales are bolstered by 16 deluxe physical editions—eight CDs and eight vinyl—and a variety of merchandise bundles on Swift’s website. (Forbes)
Wait, There’s More
Kanye and Swift have been beefing ever since he crashed her 2009 VMA speech, but the Grammy-winning rapper’s wife Kim Kardashian has feuded with Taylor Swift as well. The high-profile entertainers went at each other’s necks over controversy still surrounding Yeezy’s “Famous” record earlier this spring. Swift’s camp came forward to address claims made by Kim K. Taylor’s publicist addressed Kardashian’s claim of Kanye getting her approval of his now-infamous “made that b*tch famous” lyric.
“I’m Taylor’s publicist and this is my UNEDITED original statement. By the way, when you take parts out, that’s editing. P.S. Who did you guys piss off to leak that video?” -Tree Paine
“Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account. She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that b*tch famous.'” -Tree Paine
Before You Go
Hours prior, Kim went on a massive Twitter rant. The curvy vixen called out Swift and provided details behind Yeezy allegedly getting Swift’s permission to release his “Famous” record.
“Taylor Swift has chosen to reignite an old exchange – that at this point in time feels very self-serving given the suffering millions of real victims are facing right now. I didn’t feel the need to comment a few days ago, and I’m actually really embarrassed and mortified to be doing it right now, but because she continues to speak on it, I feel I’m left without a choice but to respond because she is actually lying. To be clear, the only issue I ever had around the situation was that Taylor lied through her publicist who stated that “Kanye never called to ask for permission…” They clearly spoke so I let you all see that. Nobody ever denied the word “bitch” was used without her permission. At the time when they spoke the song had not been fully written yet, but as everyone can see in the video, she manipulated the truth of their actual conversation in her statement when her team said she “declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message.” The lie was never about the word bitch, It was always whether there was a call or not and the tone of the conversation.”