The standard and deluxe versions of the album were released on October 22, 2012 in Italy, New Zealand, the United States, among others. Sarah Barlow shot the album's cover, which shows Swift's face, particularly her red lipstick. Red also received nominations for and at the. Worldwide, Swift set a new worldwide record for highest ever first-week album sales with 566,000 copies sold digitally around the globe. The album was dethroned by 's on its fourth week.
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. It was Swift's second tour to perform in major stadiums after the. The song stayed in the top ten for thirteen weeks and charted for a total of twenty-four weeks. In the United Kingdom, Swift garnered her first No. You know, there's nothing in between. In New Zealand, the album also became Swift's third No.
Throughout the tour, many artists were invited on selected dates, such as , who also served as an opening act , , among others. It caused the song to re-peak at No. Swift during Red 's release week on in October 2012. In Canada, Red ranks Swift's third No. Select Platinum in the Certification field.
She walks away proudly from breakups and never dwells on mistakes; she moves forward. It was sent to Australian radio on February 4, 2013. 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. The song sold 299,000 digital copies in its first week of release and debuted 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. When she's really on, her songs are like tattoos. Red was a huge commercial success. According to the singer she had spent over two years with the recording process, writing and preparation for the album. It was released on October 22, 2012, by , as the follow-up to her third studio album,.
In its second week on the Billboard 200, the album remained at No. 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. 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. Swift later surpassed this record with the release of her next album,.
All those emotions — spanning from intense love, intense frustration, jealousy, confusion, all of that — in my mind, all those emotions are red. Red spent its seventh non-consecutive week at No. In Australia, the album debuted at No. In its seventh week, Red climbed back to No. 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. As of May 2013, Red has been certified by with shipments exceeding 320,000 copies. In the United States, Red became the in over a decade after selling 1.
As of May 2013, the song has sold 1,000,000 copies in the United States. 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. It became Swift's fourteenth top ten hit and her eleventh song to debut inside the top ten. The music video was released on YouTube on March 13, 2013. Alone among her peers, Taylor Swift appears genuine.