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Taylor Swift’s “1989” Hits #1, “Blank Space,” “Style” Surge on Sales Chart (Updated)

Taylor Swift with Sarah Hyland and Odeya Rush

Update 4: Taylor Swift’s “1989” will debut with an opening week sales total of more than 1 million.  She will be the first Soundscan-era artist to score three such opening weeks.

Update 3: Expected to sell between 800,000 and 1,000,000 copies as an entire album (Billboard is now specifically projecting at least 900,000), Taylor Swift’s “1989” has also sent its individual tracks roaring up the iTunes all-genre sales chart.

As of press time, their rankings were as follows:

1) Shake it Off
2) Blank Space
5) Style
7) Welcome to New York
8) Wildest Dreams
9) Bad Blood
10) Out of the Woods
18) How You Get the Girl
21) All You Had to Do Was Stay
24) Clean
27) This Love
34) I Wish You Would
41) I Know Places

Update 2: Taylor Swift’s “1989” album tracks “Blank Space” and “Style” are now in the top ten on iTunes.  With previously released songs “Shake it Off,” “Welcome to New York” and “Out of the Woods” also in that portion of the chart, Swift now claims five positions in the top ten of the iTunes all-genre single sales chart.

The latest positions:

1) Shake it Off
4) Welcome to New York
6) Out of the Woods
7) Blank Space

10) Style
16) Wildest Dreams
19) Bad Blood
34) All You Had to Do Was Stay
35) Clean
36) How You Get the Girl
37) This Love
46) I Wish You Would
52) I Know Places


Update: Mid-Monday morning is here, and the individual tracks from Taylor Swift’s “1989” continue to fly off the digital shelves.

As of press time, their iTunes single sales chart rankings were as follows:

1) Shake it Off
4) Welcome to New York
6) Out of the Woods
12) Blank Space
17) Style
21) Wildest Dreams
29) Bad Blood
42) Clean
43) All You Had to Do Was Stay
46) How You Get the Girl
49) This Love
58) I Wish You Would
63) I Know Places


The most anticipated album of the year is officially here, and it predictably claims the number one spot on the iTunes album sales chart.

In a league of its own from a sales standpoint, Taylor Swift’s new “1989” should hold the #1 spot for the duration of the week. Those closest in position–but still very distant as far as total sales go–include Sam Hunt’s #2 “Montevallo,” Trip Lee’s #3 “Rise,” Black Veil Brides’ #4 “Black Veil Brides” and Dillon Francis’ #5 “Money Sucks, Friends Rule.”

Not simply appealing as a collection, “1989” is also spurring significant interest in its individual tracks. As of 4:30AM ET–just over five hours after the album’s official iTunes debut–all thirteen songs from “1989” were within the Top 100 of the all-genre single sales chart.

While not caught up to previously released tracks “Shake it Off” (#1), “Welcome to New York” (#3) and “Out of the Woods” (#6), particularly notable movers from the balance of the album include “Blank Space” (#29), “Style” (#32) and “Wildest Dreams” (#38).

As of press time, here is how every “1989” track was charting on iTunes:

1) Shake it Off
3) Welcome to New York
6) Out of the Woods
29) Blank Space
32) Style
38) Wildest Dreams
47) Bad Blood
58) Clean
60) This Love
64) All You Had to Do Was Stay
65) How You Get the Girl
73) I Wish You Would
83) I Know Places

See also: Headline Planet’s exclusive review of Taylor Swift’s “1989”

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.

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