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Harry Styles And Taylor Swift Out In New York.



Can you hear the future Harry Styles-inspired song now?

The One Direction cutie was spotted hanging out with rumored new gal pal Taylor Swift today at the Central Park Zoo in New York City, and their company made sure to catch the attention of numerous adoring fans who took to Twitter to share their findings.
"Um I just saw Harry Styles and Taylor Swift walking together in Central Park," one fan tweeted, while another wrote, "I JUST MET HARRY STYLES AND TALOR SWIFTT TOGETHER IN CENTRAL PARK."

The duo were joined by Harry's stylist Lou Teasdale, her fiancé Tom and their baby Lux.
"Harry and Taylor were walking next to each other. They seemed happy to be together, talking and smiling. Taylor seemed to be in a great mood. Lou and Tom were walking next to them and pushing their baby Lux in a stroller," a source who spotted the pair leaving Central Park tells E! News.





































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delicious_pocky 3rd-Dec-2012 05:13 am (UTC)
1d are much bigger worldwide though. it certainly helps her overseas while they are benefited in the US.
carryyourheart 3rd-Dec-2012 05:30 am (UTC)
I wouldn't say they're much bigger worldwide tbh

Worldwide, Red reached .1 at iTunes on the first day of release in 32 countries, including the UK, Australia, Singapore, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Denmark, Venezuela, Thailand, and Ireland.

United States 2× Platinum
Canada 3× Platinum
Brazil Gold
New Zealand Platinum
United Kingdom Gold
Australia 2× Platinum

delicious_pocky 3rd-Dec-2012 05:34 am (UTC)
idc what you would say, i'm just stating a fact.

her worldwide sales on the first week 1.5 million, 1.2 from the us. their worldwide sales on the first week, 1.1 million, 560k from the US. it's pretty obvious.

add the fact that, when she tours europe, she does 6k capacity venues and they're doing 20k arenas and stadiums which sold out in minutes.

no one in europe knows taylor swift, with the exception of the UK (where one direction is more popular anyway). and those certifications mean shit. gold in brazil? i'm from brazil and no one here knows who she is.

after the first week on sale, 1d's new album
Argentina (CAPIF) Platinum[92]
Australia (ARIA) 2× Platinum[93]
Canada (Music Canada) 2× Platinum[94]
Denmark (IFPI Denmark) Platinum[95]
Hungary (MAHASZ) Gold[96]
Italy (FIMI) Gold[97]
Mexico (AMPROFON) Platinum[98]
Netherlands (NVPI) Gold[99]
New Zealand (RIANZ) Platinum[100]
Sweden (GLF) Platinum[101

in the UK, they outsold red in 2 weeks.

she is bigger in the US and canada. that's it.
kiki3291 3rd-Dec-2012 05:48 am (UTC)
Lol, I love that you gathered all the info even though it's pretty damn obvious 1D are much bigger in terms of recognition/popularity worldwide than she is, and I say this as a fan of hers.

And I will say this relationship will obviously help her get more press globally, so yeah her team at least knows how to play the PR.
delicious_pocky 3rd-Dec-2012 05:57 am (UTC)
right?

like, i wouldn't be dumb to discuss taylor selling power in the US/canada. she is unbeatable on those markets. worldwide though, one direction are much bigger. and it's easy to understand why: there's a much bigger global market for cute/stylish british boys singing jolly pop songs than for a pop-country "all american girl" non-sexualized act.

honestly, i'm not judging it based on my P.O.V. but what america considers a "good role model" because she doesn't strip off and such, the rest of the world considers it childish. i'm not saying her music is bad or anything like that, but it's obvious the world will eat up something like one direction or some sexualized pop starlet like rihanna or katy perry over someone whose image is so catered to US taste such as swift (even though she's obviously trying to change that, working with max martin and all that).
delicious_pocky 3rd-Dec-2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
brazilians LOVE country. but, when it comes to country, we prefer our own portuguese-speaking acts.

and i actually know a few people that actually enjoy US pop but they can't stand tswift cause she's too "pop"/"teen". she can't win: too country for the pop folks, too pop for the country folks.

and while taylor swift is mainly ignored, need you now by lady antebellum was a huge hit. go figure...
carryyourheart 3rd-Dec-2012 05:31 am (UTC)
RED, released on Big Machine Records, has topped the sales charts in 42 countries worldwide, with international sales topping 920,000 albums thus far. Taylor now has worldwide career record sales in excess of 26 million albums and 75 million song downloads.

etc
delicious_pocky 3rd-Dec-2012 05:35 am (UTC)
idc about facts straight out of her press release. go around europe and ask if anyone knows who taylor swift is. go around brazil -- where her new album is supposedly gold -- and do the same.
carryyourheart 3rd-Dec-2012 05:39 am (UTC)
lol i know a lot of people from europe and south america and everyone i know is aware of who taylor is

and r u shitting me brazil is like celeb central everyone knows who everyone is

just bc ur friends pretend they dont know doesn't mean they actually dont

and obv 1d r bigger in europe bc its where they're from and the only reason she sells out 6k and not 20k is bc she barely goes there

still she's more popular worldwide in sales so
delicious_pocky 3rd-Dec-2012 05:51 am (UTC)
"still she's more popular worldwide in sales so"
she's not though. only in the US and canada. try again.

"and r u shitting me brazil is like celeb central everyone knows who everyone is"
sweetheart, i'm from brazil. please, don't offend me with your ignorant smartass comments. no one gives a shit about taylor swift and she even came here to promote her album. one direction has never set one foot in here and they're much more popular. not just in brazil, in all latin america (i.e.: 50k stadium in mexico city sold out in 30mins. i would like to see taylor doing that).

"and obv 1d r bigger in europe bc its where they're from and the only reason she sells out 6k and not 20k is bc she barely goes there"
except she went there 2 times in the span of 3 months just during the promotion of this album?

"lol i know a lot of people from europe and south america and everyone i know is aware of who taylor is"
lol sure. people you met on taylor swift fan forum doesn't count btw.
pwrpuffgrl 3rd-Dec-2012 02:12 pm (UTC)
Swift's song got in no. 1 here in Mexico for like a day but her album doesn't figure in the Top 10 and lbr it's not her market. I doubt she will ever break Latin America.
xliquidskiesx 3rd-Dec-2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
lol i know a lot of people from europe and south america and everyone i know is aware of who taylor is
well, i am from europe and can tell you that right now One Direction is more well-known in Europe than Taylor. I'm not surprised because for one they are from Europe and Europeans have always been big fans and supporters of boybands.

and the only reason she sells out 6k and not 20k is bc she barely goes there
lol that doesn't make sense. Especially if she (or generally any artist) isn't frequently in Europe it would make more sense to have her play big arenas, provided there is enough demand/there is a big enough fanbase.

still she's more popular worldwide in sales so
you do realize that the US is part of the world and therefore if she has a high amount of sales in the US and Canada, she pretty much tops the worldwide charts. that doesn't meant that she is more well-known worldwide.

Edited at 2012-12-03 03:42 pm (UTC)
xliquidskiesx 3rd-Dec-2012 03:43 pm (UTC)
ia it's a win-win for both
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