In less than a month, Taylor Swift’s Red album is nearing 2.8 million units sold worldwide. After debuting with music’s highest first-week album sales in over a decade, the album is in its third straight week in the No. 1 position on Billboard’s 200 top albums chart. Red has topped the sales charts in 42 countries, with international sales of more than 920,000 albums. Taylor now holds the worldwide career record sales in excess of 26 million albums and 75 million song downloads.
Dates to see Taylor live on her upcoming Red Tour have been selling out in minutes. Her back-to-back shows at Foxborough, Mass.’s Gillette Stadium in July sold out in just 5 minutes. On Friday, she sold out three additional stadium shows as well as arenas in Los Angeles, Washington DC, Atlanta, Miami, Tampa, Columbus, San Diego and Sacramento.
Taylor’s Red Tour now includes 11 stadium shows for a total of 62 shows in 45 cities in 29 states and 3 provinces in 2013. A complete listing of tour dates, including future on sale dates, is available at www.taylorswift.com. Taylor picked up her 11th American Music Award Sunday night, winning Favorite Female Country Artist for the fifth straight year.