HITS Daily Double

Taylor exploding on morning of release

SPEAK OUT: Early word from retail is that Taylor Swift’s Speak Now (Big Machine) is “huge” and “exploding,” with some initial projections in the 800-900k range—downright stunning for this day and age. On top of that, half of the iTunes Top 20 tracks are from the album. So how high can Speak Now go in week one? Some pundits are even daring to utter the "M" word. Won’t be long till we find out. For more on Swift's chances next week, go to our main news page here. (10/26a)