Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” Crosses the 4 Million US Sales Mark

“Blank Space” was the second single released from Taylor Swift’s “1989.”

This month, it became the second “1989” single to drive more than 4 million paid US downloads.

In crossing that 4 million mark, “Blank Space,” which ruled the Billboard Hot 100 for seven straight weeks, joined the company of previous single “Shake it Off.”

That track, which spent four non-consecutive weeks atop the Hot 100, has driven nearly 4.5 million paid US downloads since its August 2014 release.

Earlier this month, “Shake it Off” and “Blank Space” received 7x platinum and 6x platinum certifications, respectively, under the RIAA’s Digital singles program. The certifications confirm unit totals of at least 7 million for the former and 6 million for the latter.

Per the terms of RIAA’s digital program, a unit is equivalent to a paid download or 100 audio or visual streams.

Thus far, Taylor Swift’s blockbuster “1989” has also spawned singles in “Style” and “Bad Blood.”

The former, which directly followed “Blank Space,” peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and claims a cumulative US sales total of roughly 1.65 million. It holds a platinum certification in the United States.

“Bad Blood,” which was just launched as the album’s fourth single, is already certified gold. It stands a chance of reaching #1 on this week’s edition of the Billboard Hot 100.

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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