Hey, perfect is as perfect does, right? Taylor Swift celebrated an amazing week of album sales by rapping some Kendrick Lamar in her car. We love her even more now!
Taylor Swift is adorable. Taylor Swift is perfect. We love Taylor Swift, and she can do no wrong… We’re stating facts here, people.
The music industry predicted that Swift’s new album 1989 would sell between 650,000 and 750,000 copies in its first week. Now they’re going to need a giant shovel to eat their own words, because, per Nielsen SoundScan data, the album sold 1.287 million copies! Take that, h8ers! This is Swift’s best first-week sales so far and makes her the only artist ever to have three albums sell over 1 million in a week. This also makes 1989 the second-largest-selling album of 2014, behind the Frozen soundtrack, of course.
How did Swift celebrate the news? By rapping Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle,” duh. That sounds like an odd combination, but Swift totally pulled it off.
She could have also used “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled, but whatever. Kendrick works! This cute Instagram video just makes us want to see Swift cover any of Lamar’s songs or maybe release a rap album next. Anyone? Just us? OK, we’ll settle for one single. Please and thank you!
Can we start a Change.org petition for a Taylor Swift hip-hop album or something? This is a worthy cause, right? Either way, congrats to Ms. Swift. Now, if you’ll excuse us, we need to get back to listening to 1989 on repeat…