Back in my day, music albums—now I guess you call them CDs—went platinum all the time. Apparently that’s not the case anymore. I was amazed to recently find out that only one album released in 2014 went platinum. I was even more amazed to find out which album it was.
It was Taylor Swift’s “1989” album. Click here to read a pretty interesting article about it.
You all know I’ve written about Taylor Swift here before and you all know my feelings about her, so I’m not going to link to any of those earlier posts. Having said that, I will repeat here that I think with Swift, it’s more about the money than the actual music. I’ve heard a few songs from this “1989” album and some of the music is catchy. I don’t consider catchy great music. There’s a difference.
I will give Taylor Swift this: She’s smart and/or she has smart people around her. “1989” sold over one million copies in its first week of release. Even “back in my day,” that was pretty much unheard of.
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