Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the biggest pop star of them all?
This week, Flo-rida beat out Ellie Goulding to become the one to end Carly Rae Jepsen’s Hot 100 reign, but his time at the top is going to be short lived. According to Billboard, Taylor Swift is likely to land her first #1 next week when her new single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” blasts to the Hot 100 summit with record-breaking force.
Latest industry predictions have “Never Ever” set for a sales-week of between 500,000-600,000 copies. The big numbers will easily trump the 448,000 Lady GaGa sold last year with “Born this Way”, earning Swift the largest debut for a digital song by a woman in history.
Despite “Never Ever” only hitting radio on late Monday, it managed to rack up an astonishing 40 million audience impressions in 2 days. That was enough for a No. 25 on Billboard’s Radio Songs chart and a No. 72 debut on the Hot 100.
Once “Never Ever” logs its first full-week of sales and airplay, it should be enough to rocket it all the way to No. 1.