While Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” slips to #2 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100, a new sales achievement will help ease the sting.
When the May 25-31 tracking week concluded, “Bad Blood” boasted a US sales total in excess of 1 million copies.
According to Nielsen Music, the track–which is available as the “1989” original and as a remixed version with Kendrick Lamar–moved 241,000 weekly copies. Enough to preserve the song’s place atop the Billboard Digital Songs chart, the weekly mark brought the song’s cumulative total to approximately 1.1 million.
Driven by a combination of sales, streams and airplay, the song’s #2 Hot 100 position is also owed to 12 million weekly streams (#4 on Streaming Songs) and 78 million radio audience impressions (#11 on Radio Songs).
“Bad Blood” is the fourth “1989” single — and the fourth to cross the 1 million sales mark.