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Taylor Swift’s Week 2 “1989” Sales Set to Top Coldplay’s Opening Week Mark

In moving 1.287 million copies during its inaugural frame, Taylor Swift’s “1989” instantly established itself as the best selling release of 2014. No album issued on or after January 1, 2014 has commanded a sales total within even a few hundred thousand of what “1989” moved in its first week.

Swift’s album will score another monstrous achievement this week.

According to Hits Daily Double, “1989” is on pace to move between 385,000 and 410,000 units in its second week. If that forecast holds, the album’s second week sales total will exceed any other 2014 album’s first week sum.

Coldplay’s “Ghost Stories,” which claimed the year’s best opening week prior to the launch of “1989,” opened with 383,000 first week sales.

Per Hits, “NOW 52” will serve as the runner-up on the album sales chart this week. It is due to move 65-70,000 copies.

Others expected to notch top five positions include Jason Aldean’s “Burnin’ it Down” (~30-35,000), Calvin Harris’ “Motion” (~30-35,000) and Barbra Streisand’s “Partners” (~30-35,000).

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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