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Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” Sells 355K More Copies (Updated)

Update: After initially reporting that Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” garnered an additional 340,000 paid downloads last week, Billboard has updated its data. It now says “Shake it Off” was at the center of 355,000 purchases. That means its cumulative total as of this past week is 899,000.

Other sales numbers were also edited; the official top ten is now as follows:

1) Taylor Swift – Shake it Off – 355,000
2) Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass – 266,000
3) Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang – 244,000
4) Nicki Minaj – Anaconda – 188,000
5) Iggy Azalea – Black Widow featuring Rita Ora – 187,000
6) Eminem – Guts Over Fear featuring Sia – 134,000
7) Sam Smith – Stay With Me – 125,000
8) Ariana Grande – Break Free featuring Zedd – 118,000
9) Maroon 5 – Maps – 98,000
10) Charli XCX – Boom Clap – 90,000


Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” moved an additional 340,000 copies over the past week to put itself within striking distance of the million sales mark.

Once again the #1 song on Billboard’s Digital Songs chart, “Shake it Off” now claims a two-week total of 884,000. It will surely surge past the million gate this week.

Despite suffering its first weekly decline to date, Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” holds at #2 on the Digital Songs chart. It added 251,000 paid downloads to its cumulative total last week.

Fueled by its VMAs exposure and music video launch, Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj’s “Bang Bang” enjoyed a 47% boost to 233,000 weekly downloads, which is its highest mark on record. It nonetheless holds at #3.

Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” (181,000) and Iggy Azalea’s “Black Widow (featuring Rita Ora)” (177,000) hold at #4 and #5, respectively.

Eminem’s “Guts Over Fear (featuring Sia)” starts at #6 with 130,000 weekly sales. Other top ten sellers include Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” (#7, 115,000), Ariana Grande’s “Break Free (featuring Zedd)” (#8, 113,000), Maroon 5’s “Maps” (#9, 94,000) and Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap” (#10, 86,000).

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]


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