Swift's new album was a dead cert to hit the top of the chart in its first week of release, and she's done it with certifiable platinum sales and without the backing of any of the streaming platforms.
The album will land at #1 this week in North America. In Canada, based on initial sales reports, Reputation has a four-day sales total of 65,000 units, which will put it in contention to have the biggest one-week album sales total this year.
UK officials raid the offices of concert ticket resellers, while The Paradise Papers implicate song publishers and U2 in offshore tax avoidance schemes. Also included in today's roundup of headlines are transgender metal singer turned politician Danica Roem and The Who setting its sights on a Las Vegas residency.
With only partial reports from retailers on Friday, Reputation, Taylor Swift’s new album, has chalked up 50,000 Canadian sales and it promises to become the top-selling record of the year.
Those grabbing headlines today include Taylor Swift, Leonard Cohen, deathbed music, Sturgill Simpson, Remembrance Day, young divas, Choir! Choir!Choir!, Pussy Riot, Coco Love Alcorn, Bully, Drive By Truckers, 93-5 The Move, and Simon and Garfunkel.
The number of new releases out today is lower than of late. Taylor Swift is making headlines with Reputation, while other big names with new discs include Sting, Seal, Elton John, and Buffy Sainte-Marie.
Those making headlines today include Keith Richards, soft rock, Gord Downie, Sex Pistols, The BBC, Prince, Bootsy Collins, Jenny Mitchell, U.S. Girls, Halloween, Depeche Mode, Corb Lund, City Opera Vancouver, and Taylor Swift.
Q3 insights include weekly on-demand audio streams surpassing 800 million for the first time ever, and a cume of 27.6 billion so far in 2017.
Those making headlines today include Herb Alpert, Taylor Swift, Lights, the Escovedos, Eminem, the Georgia Straight, Michael Jackson, Chronixx, Newfoundland musicians, Madonna, 401 Richmond and Deep Purple.
Headlines that caught our attention today feature Stephen Stills, Judy Collins, Glenn Gould, Ronnie Hawkins, Keith Moon, Vancouver and Toronto's punk heritage, Jan Lisiecki, Bruce Cockburn, Quake Matthews, Stevie Wonder and the Rolling Stones.
Those making our headlines today include Taylor Swift, the Polaris Prize, Alex Larsen, the TSO, David Bowie, Whitney Houston, TIFF, Shania Twain, Eddie Vedder, Amy Helm and Tafelmusik.
The reunited LCD Soundsystem has a No. 1 North American hit with the album, American Dream.