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Taylor Swift’s “1989” Crosses the 1 Million Sales Mark for 2015

In moving what Nielsen Music reports as 26,696 traditional copies during the week ending April 12, Taylor Swift’s “1989” suffered a week-over-week decline of 31%.

Neither she nor the rest of the music industry will dwell on that statistic. They will instead focus on the fact that her album’s year-to-date US sales total now exceeds one million.

Going into the most recent tracking week, “1989” boasted a 2015 sales total just shy of 988,000. The addition of 26,696 sales to that tally improves the year-to-date sum to nearly 1.015 million.

Swift’s album, which was released on October 27, 2014, is thus far the only album to sell at least 1 million copies in 2015.

Insofar as it had sold roughly 3.661 million copies prior to the start of 2015, it now possesses a release-to-date US sales total of approximately 4.676 million.

Estimated data from global markets suggests its worldwide sales total is nearing the 7 million mark.

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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