The song's jump from its debut position No. Not timid or a tart, seemed like a genuine girl on , perhaps treating her songs a little too much like diaries, but that only made them more affecting. Red was a huge commercial success. In the United States, Red became the in over a decade after selling 1. Swift during Red 's release week on in October 2012. Worldwide, Swift set a new worldwide record for highest ever first-week album sales with 566,000 copies sold digitally around the globe. The song sold 299,000 digital copies in its first week of release and debuted at No.
Red also received nominations for and at the. All those emotions — spanning from intense love, intense frustration, jealousy, confusion, all of that — in my mind, all those emotions are red. Also, this is the third time that Swift has had the No. Swift later surpassed this record with the release of her next album,. Contrary to her previous self-written album 2010 , Swift enlisted the help of several of her favorite songwriters. Select albums in the Format field.
Swift also revealed the meaning behind her album's title: All the different emotions that are written about on this album are all pretty much about the kind of tumultuous, crazy, insane, intense, semi-toxic relationships that I've experienced in the last two years. Red spent its seventh non-consecutive week at No. It was Swift's third consecutive top-selling album of the year in the United States, managing to be the second best-selling album of 2012 across all genres only two months after its release. In the United Kingdom, Swift garnered her first No. Sarah Barlow shot the album's cover, which shows Swift's face, particularly her red lipstick. This made it the fourth time Swift had an album ranked in the year's top three sellers in the United States. She uses both when it suits her, as any real pop star would -- and if her 2012 album Red intends to do anything, it's to prove Taylor is a genuine superstar, the kind who transcends genre, the kind who can be referred to by a single name.
As of May 2013, the song has sold 1,000,000 copies in the United States. Naturally, in order to accomplish this transition from country ingénue to pop star, Swift takes her country bona fides for granted, ignoring Nashville conventions as she rushes to collaborate with Britney Spears hitmaker Max Martin and Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody. This gave Swift a total of 24 weeks atop the Billboard 200 throughout her career, tying her with as the woman with most weeks at No. Swift held the Billboard 200 top spot the next two weeks, thus making Swift the first artist since in 1969 to log six or more weeks at No. In Australia, the album debuted at No. The standard and deluxe versions of the album were released on October 22, 2012 in Italy, New Zealand, the United States, among others. Uneven as it is -- and it is, running just a shade too long as it sprints along in its quest to be everything to everyone -- Red accomplishes this goal with ease, establishing Taylor Swift as perhaps the only genuine cross-platform superstar of her time.
It was also a huge global success, becoming Swift's first chart-topper in the United Kingdom, and also topped the album charts in Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand, while also charting in the top ten in every other major music market, including China. Red finished 2012 as the second biggest album despite being out for only two months, selling 3. It makes the fourth time she has an album ranked in the year's top three sellers. Alone among her peers, Taylor Swift appears genuine. It caused the song to re-peak at No. The tour began on March 13, 2013 in Omaha, Nebraska and ended on June 12, 2014 in Singapore. She also previewed songs from the album on every Monday, beginning on September 24 until October 15.
It made music history for claiming the biggest first week sales of all time by a country act, the record previously held by. Writing for , viewed Red as a minor version of ' 1999 album. In Canada, Red ranks Swift's third No. Red is just the 18th album in United States history to sell one million copies in a single week. Red had the biggest sales week in 2012 and outsold the top 52 albums in the Billboard 200 on its first week. With Red spending its sixth week atop Billboard 200, Swift became the first artist since 43 years earlier to log six weeks atop Billboard 200 with three consecutive studio albums.
It has also the biggest one week sales for a country album beating ' which sold 1. There's nothing beige about any of those feelings. Red isn't sequenced like a proper album, it's a buffet, offering every kind of sound or identity a Swift fan could possibly want. But that blend of pop and country, while certainly radio-friendly, is nearly as distinctive to as her songwriting voice. As of May 2013, Red has been certified by with shipments exceeding 320,000 copies. Songs from the album have received nominations. It was released in the United States on March 12, 2013.
A few hours after its early release to iTunes, it shot to No. The song stayed in the top ten for thirteen weeks and charted for a total of twenty-four weeks. She also achieved the feat with Fearless in 2008 and Speak Now in 2010. Throughout the tour, many artists were invited on selected dates, such as , who also served as an opening act , , among others. It was released on October 22, 2012, by , as the follow-up to her third studio album,.
During the live webchat, she also revealed that she wrote more than 30 songs for the album, of which 16 were released, and said that much of her inspiration came from dysfunctional relationships. In its seventh week, Red climbed back to No. In its second week on the Billboard 200, the album remained at No. The album features collaborations with producers and guest artists such as of the band and , and is noted for Swift's experimentation with new musical genres. . With that sales, Red became the biggest one week sales in Canada since 's moved 107,000 copies last Christmas season of 2011 and the biggest first week sales since 2008.
Worldwide, Red has sold 7 million copies as of 2017. The release of the single coincides with the announcement of the dates for the European leg of her international. According to the singer she had spent over two years with the recording process, writing and preparation for the album. She walks away proudly from breakups and never dwells on mistakes; she moves forward. The album was dethroned by 's on its fourth week. Later, this record was beat by 's album 580,000 copies during its first week. Swift performed on October 22 for the album's release, and the next day, she performed a live concert on the same show.