Taylor Swift’s “Red”sells 1 million-plus copies its first week.
+ Taylor Swift is breaking records. She had the largest amount of one-day sales at Target (160,000), and her Red album sold 1 million-plus copies in its first week. That’s the highest first week sales in a decade, next to Eminem’s The Eminem Show. (MTV News)
+ Ke$ha revealed her “Die Young” video plot during a radio interview. “It’s about me being a cult leader at the end of the world,” she said… of course! (Idolator)
+ Watch a Demi Lovato interview with her “X Factor” cohost L.A. Reid. She talks about her approach: “I never did the whole sexy route. I just don’t feel comfortable onstage in risque clothes,” she said. Smart move; no chances for any nip-slips! (Billboard)
+ Check out a free download of Kendrick Lamar‘s new track, “The Jig Is Up (Dump’n),” which was produced by J. Cole and Canei Finch. (Rap-Up)
+ Skrillex and Ellie Goulding have reportedly split up, according to Us Weekly sources. “It just happened. Their schedules are just too crazy,” said one source. (MTV News)
+ Listen to fun.‘s cover of “Sleigh Ride,” which hails from the winter-themed Holidays Rule compilation that dropped this week. (Idolator)