Taylor Swift’s ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ Set for a Record-Breaking Debut
Taylor Swift is ready to reclaim her spot atop the Billboard Hot 100 with her new single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
The break-up anthem of 2012 is set to make a big debut on the Billboard charts. After only 24 hours in radio rotation, Swift’s new single has already had more than 30 million plays, reports Billboard. More impressively, the track is already among the week’s 40 most-played songs across all formats.
But that’s not all.
Swift is also gunning for a digital downloads record. Billboard projects that “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” could sell between 450,000 to 500,000 downloads by the end of the Nielsen SoundScan tracking week on Aug. 19. If that happens, the single will have biggest sales debut for a digital song by a woman. Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” sold 448,000. It would also earn the 22-year-old the biggest single sales debut of her career.
The pop-country crooner is having a pretty good week. Not only is her single racing up the charts, but she also recently purchased a 4,400-square-foot oceanfront mansion in Hyannis Port, Mass., next door the Kennedy family’s famed vacation compound. Swift is rumored to be dating Conor Kennedy, 18, the grandson of the Robert F. Kennedy.
Swift and her new beau have been spotted spending time at the Kennedy’s vacation home many times since July 4. Things between the two must be heating up. The singer reportedly took Conor to Nashville last week to introduce him to her parents, Scott and Andrea.
Unfortunately for Conor, Swift’s third studio album Red is already complete and ready to hit shelves on Oct. 22, which means the he’ll have to wait for album No. 4 to see what she had to say about their relationship. Hopefully, this doesn’t turn into another “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” situation.
Shortly after Swift debuted her new single, the songstress also released the official lyric video for the track, which you can watch below.
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