According to HDD, Taylor,'s final first week sales estimate at or around 625k SPS!
Friday, September 1, 2017
TAY VS. ADELE:
Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” (Big Machine) has had the biggest sales and streaming bow of the year for a single.
She logs about 625k song SPS in its first week. For comparative purposes, Adele’s “Hello” (Columbia) did 1.5m SPS in its first week.
These totals, of course, are calculated by taking total sales and adding that sum to total streams divided by 150.
It should be noted that with 30.7m first-week streams, Taylor surpasses Adele there, while the “LWYMMD” video has earned a record-smashing 120m views and rising. It’s also flown inside the Top 10 at Pop radio after only a week and remains atop the iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify charts, among other rundowns.
In other words, and it bears repeating: It may not be “Hello” huge, but it’s huge.
“The mainstream media made it sound as if the 1992 L.A. riots were caused by black-Korean conflict,” [Kim-Gibson] said. “That boiled my blood, because that was not the case. Black-Korean conflict was one symptom, but it was certainly not the cause of that riot. The cause of that riot was black-white conflict that existed in this country from the establishment of this country.”
Media reports that pitted the African American community against their Korean immigrant neighbors, Kim-Gibson felt, “were tremendously wrong. So I decided I could not have the mainstream media tell our stories. We had to go and tell it ourselves.”
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Starting in Bellingham Seattle in 1954 residents began to notice unexplained pitting on the windshields of their cars. Over time the problem began to grow as more and more people reported pitting on their windshields, most of which the police determined to be kid vandals with bb guns. However, by April reports of mysterious pitting began to occur in surrounding neighborhoods. Within a week isolated reports of windshield damage turned into mass delusion as over 3,000 people filed police reports detailing unexplained windshield pitting. When the epidemic reached metropolitan Seattle the mass hysteria soon grew out of control. People by the thousands went to the police and car experts to report every nick, ding, dimple, scratch, or pit that appeared on their windshields. Wild speculation and theories abounded including secret government radio waves, sand flea eggs, gremlins, and cosmic rays. Many others claimed that they saw pits and bubbles form right before their eyes. One newspaper even reported that a strange and unknown “gravel-like” substance could be found on roads throughout the city.
On April 15th Sergeant Max Allison of the Seattle police crime laboratory stated that the pitting reports consisted of “5 per cent hoodlum-ism, and 95 per cent public hysteria.“ By April 17th reports of phantom windshield pitting had come to an end. Today scientists and experts blame the incident as a case of “collective delusion”. Most of the pitting cases were caused by natural forces or wear and tear, but it was only due to media hype that people began noticing windshield damage that they had not noticed before.