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Taylor Swift’s “1989” Wins Latest Album Sales Race with 402K (Updated)

Update: Taylor Swift’s “1989” earns a second week atop the Billboard 200 on the strength of 402,000 second-week sales.

Per Billboard, the weekly top ten is as follows:

1 – Taylor Swift – 1989 – 402K
2 – NOW 52 – 59K
3 – Bette Midler – It’s the Girls – 40K
4 – Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt – 35K
5 – Calvin Harris – Motion – 35K
6 – Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes – 30K
7 – Barbra Streisand – Partners – 28K
8 – Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour – 27K
9 – Brantley Gilbert – Just as I Am – 26K
10 – Sam Hunt – Montevallo – 25K


Last week, Taylor Swift’s “1989” debuted atop the Billboard 200 thanks to the year’s strongest weekly sales total.

This week, the album retains its #1 position thanks to the year’s second-strongest total.

According to Hits Daily Double, Swift’s “1989” moved approximately 402,895 copies in its second week of release. Assuming Billboard’s authoritative tally does not notably differ, the count will best any 2014 total but the 1.287 million moved by “1989” in its inaugural frame.

Prior to the Swift album’s release, Coldplay’s “Ghost Stories” possessed the year’s largest opening week sales tally. This past May, it debuted atop the Billboard 200 with 383,000 first frame copies.

Per Hits, “NOW 52” will comfortably repeat as the week’s #2 album courtesy a sales count of approximately 60,149. Bette Midler’s “It’s The Girls” looks good for the #3 spot–and the week’s best debut slot–with about 39,216, while Jason Aldean’s “Old Boots, New Dirt” and Calvin Harris’ “Motion” should claim the final top five slots on the strength of about 35,000 sales each.

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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