When the data for the July 24-30 tracking week is reported, it will confirm that Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” has driven a total of approximately 2.3 million paid downloads.
More than two million of them came within 2015.
Going into the most recent tracking week, the fourth single from Swift’s blockbuster “1989” had moved approximately 1.96 million copies in the United States. According to Nielsen Music, that contributed to a cumulative total of roughly 2.21 million.
Since the track was projected to post a weekly sales total in the ballpark of 80,000, it should have faced no trouble crossing the 2 million year-to-date mark by 7/30.
“Bad Blood” is currently 2015’s ninth-best-selling single.
Buzzworthy due to its infectious pop sensibility and presumed targeting of Katy Perry, “Bad Blood” immediately emerged as one of the best-selling “1989” album tracks. A remixed version with Kendrick Lamar debuted as an official single in May 2015; it earned a week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100