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Taylor on the US Charts

Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 1:35 PM Popular Sticky

Taylor's amazing success on the US Billboard sales charts has far exceeded any other artist over the past 5 1/2 years.

From the longevity of Taylor Swift (2006) to the huge sales of Fearless (2008) and Speak Now (2010), there is no solo artist in US history who has matched Taylor in reaching # 1 album sales for their release year for her first two albums...will Speak Now eventually be her 3rd consecutive # 1 selling studio album?

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May 2013 update

Taylor is # 1 for album sales of three studio albums based on their release year, and close enough to # 1 for Speak Now that she may eventually have four straight sales leaders.

The five years of # 1 albums by the Beatles, who released in the US after success in the UK, are Taylor's only competition for album sales success based on US Release Year. Whitney Houston's first album was # 1 but not her second, and other artists don't have a sales leader from their debut albums. Elvis Presley is the only solo artist besides Taylor with three career albums which were # 1 in their release year. Whitney Houston is credited with two sales leaders since she sang over half of the songs on The Bodyguard Soundtrack. Miles Davis, Pink Floyd, and Journey had the top selling album for two release years.

This list of US album sales by release year as of the week ending April 28, 2013:


2006

01 - 5,346,966 - TAYLOR SWIFT - Taylor Swift

02 - 4,951,587 - ME AND MY GANG - Rascal Flatts
03 - 4,942,393 - DAUGHTRY - Daughtry
04 - 4,872,879 - HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL - Soundtrack
05 - 4,445,738 - FUTURESEX/LOVE SOUNDS - Justin Timberlake
06 - 3,889,701 - THE DUTCHESS - Fergie Jul 29 2012
07 - 3,726,601 - HANNAH MONTANA - Soundtrack May 22 2011
08 - 3,329,025 - B'DAY - Beyonce Jul 29 2012
09 - 3,010,963 - KONVICTED - Akon Jul 29 2012
10 - 2,925,663 - ENJOY THE RIDE - Sugarland Aug 28 2011
11 - 2,744,227 - CONTINUUM - John Mayer
12 - 2,493,016 - GREATEST HITS VOL.2 - Tim McGraw Feb 3 2013
13 - 2,370,272 - TAKING THE LONG WAY - Dixie Chicks Jan 13 2008
14 - 2,353,213 - STADIUM ARCADIUM - Red Hot Chili Peppers Sep 4 2011
15 - 2,326,877 - LOVE - Beatles Jan 6 2013
16 - 2,217,237 - NOW 23 - Various Jul 15 2007
17 - 2,122,035 - THE OPEN DOOR - Evanescence Oct 23 2011
18 - 2,111,080 - LOOSE - Nelly Furtado May 22 2011
19 - 2,086,436 - AWAKE - Josh Groban Feb 15 2009
20 - 2,060,128 - YOUR MAN - Josh Turner Jun 8 2008


2008

01 - 6,733,181 - FEARLESS - Taylor Swift

02 - 4,505,524 - THE FAME - Lady GaGa Mar 24 2013
03 - 3,792,955 - THA CARTER III - Lil Wayne Feb 24 2013
04 - 3,301,994 - DARK HORSE - Nickelback
05 - 3,143,254 - THE FOUNDATION - Zac Brown Band
06 - 3,079,270 - I AM SASHA FIERCE - Beyonce
07 - 2,850,088 - VIVA LA VIDA - Coldplay Sep 23 2012
08 - 2,785,697 - TWILIGHT - Soundtrack
09 - 2,525,671 - 19 - Adele
10 - 2,320,483 - ONLY BY THE NIGHT - Kings Of Leon
11 - 2,168,000 - BLACK ICE - AC/DC Jul 11 2010
12 - 2,150,890 - PAPER TRAIL - T.I. Feb 13 2011
13 - 2,058,472 - LADY ANTEBELLUM - Lady Antebellum Dec 30 2012
14 - 2,052,764 - FUNHOUSE - P!nk Apr 7 2013
15 - 1,975,642 - MAMMA MIA - Soundtrack
16 - 1,891,685 - DEATH MAGNETIC - Metallica Jun 6 2010
17 - 1,720,095 - WE SING WE DANCE WE STEAL THINGS - Jason Mraz Oct 14 2012
18 - 1,686,937 - CIRCUS - Britney Spears Aug 26 2012
19 - 1,677,183 - SPIRIT - Leona Lewis May 22 2011
20 - 1,621,363 - 808S AND HEARTBREAK - Kanye West Jan 3 2010


2010

01 - 4,428,994 - RECOVERY - Eminem
02 - 4,334,376 - SPEAK NOW - Taylor Swift

03 - 3,988,679 - NEED YOU NOW - Lady Antebellum
04 - 3,273,391 - MY WORLD 2.0 - Justin Bieber Mar 31 2013
05 - 2,919,491 - MY KINDA PARTY - Jason Aldean
06 - 2,885,326 - SIGH NO MORE - Mumford & Sons
07 - 2,704,643 - TEENAGE DREAM - Katy Perry
08 - 2,145,948 - THE GIFT - Susan Boyle Dec 30 2012
09 - 1,960,419 - DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS - Bruno Mars
10 - 1,870,124 - PINK FRIDAY - Nicki Minaj Dec 9 2012
11 - 1,731,073 - LOUD - Rihanna Apr 7 2013
12 - 1,705,383 - YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE - Zac Brown Band
13 - 1,665,545 - THANK ME LATER - Drake Apr 21 2013
14 - 1,497,965 - THE BAND PERRY - Band Perry
15 - 1,370,491 - ANIMAL - Ke$ha Mar 25 2012
16 - 1,327,036 - SOLDIER OF LOVE - Sade Apr 24 2011
17 - 1,321,024 - MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY - Kanye West Jan 13 2013
18 - 1,304,553 - HANDS ALL OVER - Maroon 5
19 - 1,257,027 - BROTHERS - Black Keys
20 - 1,236,320 - RAYMOND V RAYMOND - Usher Apr 24 2011



2012

01 - 3,625,448 - RED - Taylor Swift

02 - 2,235,712 - BABEL - Mumford & Sons
03 - 1,761,916 - UP ALL NIGHT - One Direction
04 - 1,652,533 - TAKE ME HOME - One Direction
05 - 1,490,165 - BELIEVE - Justin Bieber
06 - 1,430,101 - THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE - Pink
07 - 1,420,344 - BLOWN AWAY - Carrie Underwood
08 - 1,312,975 - SOME NIGHTS - Fun.
09 - 1,298,413 - OVEREXPOSED - Maroon 5
10 - 1,261,386 - NIGHT TRAIN - Jason Aldean
11 - 1,257,910 - UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX - Bruno Mars
12 - 1,223,089 - THE LUMINEERS - Lumineers
13 - 1,091,701 - TUSKEGEE - Lionel Richie
14 - 958,608 - UNAPOLOGETIC - Rihanna
15 - 868,149 - GOOD KID M.A.A.D CITY - Kendrick Lamar
16 - 863,308 - NIGHT VISIONS - Imagine Dragons
17 - 861,934 - MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY - Rod Stewart Jan 6 2013
18 - 855,846 - TORNADO - Little Big Town
19 - 852,770 - THE WORLD FROM THE SIDE OF THE MOON - Phillip Phillips
20 - 847,787 - UNCAGED - Zac Brown Band

thanks to oldbloke for the stats!

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Most Hot 100 Hits by Females in Billboard history

73 -- Aretha Franklin
59 -- Taylor Swift
+ SIO = 60
56 -- Madonna
56 -- Dionne Warwick
53 -- Connie Francis
48 -- Brenda Lee
48 -- Nicki Minaj
45 -- Mariah Carey
45 -- Rihanna
42 -- Miley Cyrus
41 -- Barbra Streisand
40 -- Mary J. Blige
40 -- Diana Ross

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Most Billboard top 10 hot digital songs by all acts

28 Taylor Swift + SIO = 29
Rhianna 28



Most Billboard top 40 songs on Hot 100 by females

49 Madonna
43 Taylor Swift + SIO = 44
43 Aretha Franklin

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80, Elvis Presley
64, Lil Wayne
57, Elton John
51, "Glee" Cast
50, the Beatles
49, Madonna
46, Stevie Wonder
44, James Brown/Taylor Swift
43, Aretha Franklin
41, Marvin Gaye
41, Jay Z
41, the Rolling Stones

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Hot 100 Song Debuts

11 Taylor Swift + SIO = 12
6 Eminem/Lil Wayne

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Taylor Swift US Album Sales

Taylor Swift (2006) 5,419,000
Fearless (2008) 6,818,000
Speak Now (2010) 4,405,000
Red (2012) 4,000,000

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

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    I love this thread :)

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    SIO 2nd week predicted to outsell WANEGBT!!!

    Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    If kworb's numbers hold true, SIO will sell over 950k in two weeks....

    .....ahead of the 930k for WANEGBT and Platinum by week 3


    Kworb's estimation for SIO sales for next week is up to 410k now


    [WANEGBT]: 623,453 -> 306,645 (930,098) -> 252,600 (1,182,698)
    [Shake It Off]: 544,000 ->

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    THATS MY GIRL AND IM REAL PROUD :)

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Wauter wrote:
    Probably best openingweek of this year I think with her new album? Did'nt know eminem beat her speak now album (Never thought I would say that sentence).


    Don't worry, It doesn't sound right in the ears either.


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    30/08/14 Mediabase US Daily Airplay update

    Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    US Daily Airplay - Mediabase (2-day update)

    1. SAM SMITH – Stay With Me: 209.612 (- 1.985)
    2. MAGIC! – Rude: 178.354 (- 5.860)
    3. NICO & VINZ – Am I Wrong: 172.775 (- 4.376)
    4. CHARLI XCX – Boom Clap: 130.061 (+ 0.965)
    5. MAROON 5 – Maps: 126.061 (+ 1.391)
    6. DISCLOSURE – Latch f/Sam Smith: 114.996 (- 5.597)
    7. JEREMIH – Don’t Tell ‘Em f/YG: 112.086 (+ 2.246)
    8. TAYLOR SWIFT – Shake It Off: 97.361 (+ 6.221)


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    Pop/Country Crossover Queens (and Kings)

    Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Ask Billboard: Taylor Swift Out-'Shake's Mariah Carey
    By Gary Trust | September 01, 2014 10:05 AM EDT



    COUNTRY GIRL, 'SHAKE' IT FOR ME

    Hi Gary,

    I have a question regarding "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift. Over the past 15-20 years, a few high-profile female country stars have made their crossovers to pop.

    By conquering the Hot 100's summit for the second time, however (after first doing so with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" in 2012), Taylor distances herself from three outstanding ladies who almost managed to hit the top with crossover smashes: LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live" (1997), Shania Twain's "You're Still the One" (1998) and Faith Hill's "Breathe" (2000), all of which peaked at No. 2.

    Meanwhile, Carrie Underwood hit No. 1 with her American Idol-crowning song, "Inside Your Heaven" (2005), although that was, like "Shake," a hit geared at pop, not country, audiences.

    The last female star who hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 twice after scoring a slew of country hits? Dolly Parton. She ruled both the Hot 100 and Hot Country Songs with her early '80s hits "9 to 5" and "Islands in the Stream," the latter with Kenny Rogers.

    Are Parton and Swift the country crossover stars with the most Hot 100 No. 1s?

    Thanks,

    Luis Manuel Acosta
    Barcelona, Spain

    Hi Luis,

    It's beginning to look like we are never, ever going to stop finding superlatives for Swift's current run of success.

    What a great way to consider just how prominently Swift has won over both pop and country worlds, even if "Shake" is, by her own admission, an all-out pop song and country is largely avoiding her new single.

    With seven No. 1s on Hot Country Songs and now two on the Hot 100, what other artists, along with Parton, have tallied multiple No. 1s on each chart? Swift joins an incredibly select group of now just seven acts with more than one No. 1 on both Hot Country Songs and the Hot 100.

    The repeat pop/country crossover kings and queens (ranked by combined Hot Country Songs and Hot 100 No. 1s):

    Dolly Parton (26: 24, Hot Country Songs; two, Hot 100)
    Kenny Rogers (20: 18, Hot Country Songs; two, Hot 100)
    Elvis Presley (10: three, Hot Country Songs; seven, Hot 100)
    Taylor Swift (nine: seven, Hot Country Songs; two, Hot 100)

    Glen Campbell (seven: five, Hot Country Songs; two, Hot 100)
    John Denver (seven: four, Hot Country Songs; three, Hot 100)
    B.J. Thomas (five: three, Hot Country Songs; two, Hot 100)



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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Billboard Digital Songs (chart week Sept 6, 2014)
    #1 New 1 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift - Big Machine | BMLG (544,000 sales)

    Billboard Hot 100 (chart week Sept 6, 2014)
    #1 New 1 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift (Big Machine/ Republic)

    Adult Contemporary (chart week Sept 6, 2014)
    Debut/Greatest Gainer No.21 "Shake It Off" Taylor Swift

    Radio Songs (chart week Sept 6, 2014)
    #9 45 2 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift (Big Machine/ Republic)

    Digital Songs (chart week Sept 6, 2014)
    #1 New 1 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift (Big Machine/ Republic)

    Streaming Songs (chart week Sept 6, 2014)
    #2 New 1 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift (Big Machine/ Republic)

    Billboard Country Airplay Chart (chart week Sept 6, 2014)
    #58 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift

    RED returns to the Billboard 200 Album chart and Catalog Chart after a long absence.
    Of the 52 Catalog albums on the Billboard 200 this chart week marked the return for many weeks at No.152 for Taylor Swift with RED (Big Machine/| BMLG) which sold another 2,200 copies with a new tally of 4,057,000.
    It also re-entered the Billboard Top Catalog Albums charts at No.32

    Billboard 200 (chart week Sept 6, 2014)
    #152 RED (2,200 sales; Total 4,057,000)

    Billboard Catalog Albums (chart week Sept 6, 2014)
    #32 RED

    NOTE: RED made its debut at No.45 as a Catalog album on the chart dated May 10, 2014.

    Catalog Charts - Year by Year:
    (Legend: Title (Weeks on chart in each year 2008-2014) = Total weeks)
    1. The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection (2-9-11-10-8-4-0) = 44 weeks
    2. Taylor Swift (0-0-40-43-22-9-1) = 115 weeks
    3. Fearless (0-0-0-46-48-14-0) = 108 weeks
    4. Speak Now (0-0-0-0-31-13-0) = 44 weeks
    5. Red (in 2014) = 2 weeks
    Totals: (2-9-51-99-109-40-3) = 313 weeks

    Country Billboard Chart News August 28, 2014

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    SIO outsells WANEGBT in week 2! ...and another week at # 1 on the US Hot 100

    Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    SIO is # 1 on the US Hot 100 chart for a second week!

    SIO sold 355k in week two compared to Never Ever's 307k, so SIO's two week total sales is now 899k and within 31k of WANEGBT's 930k total

    .....I don't have the numbers for Katy Perry's ROAR, but likely SIO has the 3rd largest two-week total in US history after Right Round and Never Ever


    WANEGBT

    623K - 307K (930,000) - 253K (1,183,000) - 284K (1,467,000) - 226K (1,593,000)

    SIO

    544K - 355K (899,000)




    The lead single from Swift's album 1989, due Oct. 27, logs a second week atop the Hot 100 despite an overall 36 percent loss in points after its lofty launch last week. Still, "Shake" leads the Digital Songs chart for a second week with 355,000 downloads sold (down 35 percent), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's sold 899,000 in its first two weeks combined.

    The song drops in sales despite Swift having performed it on the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 24. (Her appearance likely helped the song from decreasing further, as a significant loss was to be expected after its mammoth first week, the fourth-biggest debut frame [544,000] ever.)

    On the Streaming Songs chart, "Shake" dips 2-4 with a 52 percent fall to 8.8 million U.S. streams in its second week, according to Nielsen BDS. (With the song not available on on-demand audio subscription services, almost all its streaming points are again via Vevo on YouTube clicks for its official video, which dropped Aug. 18.)

    "Shake" is on the rise at radio, however, zooming 9-7 with a 24 percent increase to 88 million in all-format audience, according to BDS. On the Pop Songs radio airplay chart, the track leaps 12-8 in its second week, tying eight other songs for the quickest ascent to the top 10 (since the list launched in 1992). It's just the third song in nearly 10 years to reach the top bracket in as few as two frames: in 2011, Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" and Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" also needed just two weeks each to reach the Pop Songs top 10.

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Taylor Swift Shatters Radio Airplay Records

    Taylor Swift
    TAYLOR SWIFT set a new record at MEDIABASE for “Most Top 40 and Hot AC Stations To Add The Song In First Week” with her latest single, "Shake It Off," being added by 277 stations. It's the highest BILLBOARD Top 40 chart debut since 1993 as it ties with MARIAH CAREY's #12 single "Dreamlover" from that year. Plus, it has held #1 on the Hot 100 for two consecutive weeks.
    "Shake It Off” is also the highest-charting debut ever recorded at the MEDIABASE Hot AC format, coming in at #10. “Shake It Off” received 176 adds at Top 40 and 101 adds at Hot AC, the most adds in a single week in the history of MEDIABASE’s Addboard. It is the largest one-week spin gain ever recorded on the MEDIABASE Top 40 and the Hot AC charts.

    Penned by SWIFT and writers MAX MARTIN and SHELLBACK, the song is the lead-off single from her forthcoming fifth full-length BIG MACHINE album, "1989," available in-stores and via digital retailers OCTOBER 27th.

    “The entire MEDIABASE team extends a sincere congratulations to everyone at BIG MACHINE and REPUBLIC RECORDS for the standout achievements made by TAYLOR SWIFT this week at MEDIABASE," RCS/MEDIA MONITORS/MEDIABASE Pres./CEOPHILIPPE GENERALE said: "As she clocks 176 adds at Top 40 this becomes the largest number of adds in a single seven-day period in the history of the MEDIABASE Add Board. Also, the largest spin gains on the Top 40 and Hot AC published charts at +7787 and +2856, as well as the record-setting top 10 chart debut on Hot AC. It’s an honor and a pleasure to report all of the exceptional accomplishments made by artists on the MEDIABASE charts -- the most recent belonging to TAYLOR SWIFT.”
    “History was indeed made at MEDIABASE. TAYLOR SWIFT pulling in 176 Top 40 adds in her first full seven days is a new record on the MEDIABASE ADD BOARD," CLEAR CHANNEL NETWORKS and MEDIABASE EVP/Music & Partner Integrations ALISSA POLLACK said. "TAYLOR SWIFT is the latest superstar to rewrite some of our historical chart records. MEDIABASE is honored to be the industry standard by which records – such as the ones by TAYLOR SWIFT this week are maintained. Congratulations to TAYLOR SWIFT, BIG MACHINE and REPUBLIC RECORDS on this history-making week!”

    The song’s music video also accrued 66 million views and counting on VEVO after premiering earlier this week.
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    TAYLOR SWIFT set a new record at MEDIABASE for “Most Top 40 and Hot AC Stations To Add The Song In First Week”

    Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Amazing mediabase record!

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    # 1 for 2nd week on Canadian Hot 100

    Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    September 13, 2014
    Billboard Canadian Hot 100
    1 1 2 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift - Big Machine | Universal

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    The US Billboard Hot 100

    1 1 2 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift - Big Machine | Republic

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    Women Own the Pop Chart


    By Paul Grein September 3, 2014 5:27 PM Chart Watch

    Female solo artists hold down the top four spots on the Hot 100 for the first time in 2-1/2 years. Taylor Swift's “Shake It Off” holds at #1 for the second week, Meghan Trainor's “All About That Bass” rebounds from #3 to #2 (matching its highest ranking to date), Nicki Minaj's “Anaconda” dips from #2 to #3 and “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Minaj leaps from #9 to #4. There’s not a man in sight until you get down to #5, Sam Smith's “Stay With Me.”

    "Shake It Off" is the first song by a female artist to debut at #1 and stay there for a second week since Lady Gaga's “Born This Way,” which spent its first six weeks at #1 in early 2011.

    "Shake It Off" sold 340K (355k corrected sales) digital copies this week, down from 544K in its first week. It’s the first song to sell 300K or more copies in each of its first two weeks since Katy Perry's “Roar,” which topped 300K in weekly sales in each of its first six weeks late last summer.

    "Shake It Off" zooms from #12 to #8 in its second week on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart, which, as the name suggests, measures airplay at pop stations. It’s just the third song in nearly 10 years to reach the top 10 on this chart in just two weeks. In 2011, Britney Spears's “Hold It Against Me” and Lady Gaga's “Born This Way” also achieved the feat.

    The difference, of course, is that Spears and Gaga were pop stars from the start of their careers. Swift was a country star who crossed over to pop. Swift’s first hit, “Tim McGraw,” cracked Hot Country Songs nearly three months before it reached the Hot 100. Swift landed her first top five country hit (“Teardrops On My Guitar”) more than a year before she landed her first top five pop hit (“Love Story”). And she landed her first #1 country hit (“Our Song”) nearly five years before she landed her first #1 pop hit (“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”).

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Yay!!! I was so excited when I saw "Shake it Off" at number one on Billboards!!! I sense a Billboard Award!!!

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Sat, Sep 6, 2014 at 5:14 AM

    Yay!





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    SIO is # 13 on Adult Contemporary radio!!!

    Sat, Sep 6, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    SIO hits # 6 on September 6/14 Mediabase US Daily Airplay on the POP chart, # 7 on Hot Adult Contemporary and # 13 on Adult Contemporary radio play


    POP:


    10 6 TAYLOR SWIFT Shake It Off 11166 9447 1719 74.163
    +284 Spins
    +130 Bullet
    +2.059 Audience

    HOT AC:

    8 7 TAYLOR SWIFT Shake It Off 4431 3701 730 30.741
    +115 Spins
    +2 Bullet
    +0.473 Audience

    AC:

    16 13 TAYLOR SWIFT Shake It Off 622 445 177 3.154
    +24 Spins
    +19 Bullet
    +0.116 Audience


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    SIO # 7 Mediabase US Daily Airplay

    Sun, Sep 7, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    Mediabase:

    09.07.2014

    1. SAM SMITH – Stay With Me: 195.521 (+ 0.604)
    2. MAGIC! – Rude: 156.130 (- 2.403)
    3. NICO & VINZ – Am I Wrong: 155.054 (- 0.953)
    4. CHARLI XCX – Boom Clap: 138.114 (+ 2.342)
    5. MAROON 5 – Maps: 134.505 (+ 1.372)
    6. JEREMIH – Don’t Tell ‘Em f/YG: 124.362 (+ 2.850)

    7. TAYLOR SWIFT – Shake It Off: 120.500 (+ 2.500)

    8. MEGHAN TRAINOR – All About That Bass: 115.122 (+ 4.112)
    9. DISCLOSURE – Latch f/Sam Smith: 102.095 (- 0.601)
    10. IGGY AZALEA – Black Widow f/Rita Ora: 95.882 (+ 2.851)

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    SIO # 5 Top 40 Mediabase

    Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    Mediabase building chart September 8/14

    Top 40 #5

    Hot AC #6



    Mediabase - US Daily Airplay September 7/14

    POP

    9 6 TAYLOR SWIFT Shake It Off 11662 9849 1813 77.115
    +267 Spins
    +75 Bullet
    +1.594 AI

    HAC

    8 7 TAYLOR SWIFT Shake It Off 4718 3930 788 32.028
    +133 Spins
    +7 Bullet
    +0.630 AI

    AC

    14 13 TAYLOR SWIFT Shake It Off 695 490 205 3.468
    +23 Spins
    +1 Bullet
    +0.213 AI

    RHYTHMIC

    47 (+3) TAYLOR SWIFT Shake It Off 468 371 97 2.863
    +14 SPINS
    +0.150 AI




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    SIO sales total closes on 'Never Ever' after three weeks!

    Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    After three weeks SIO is within 3k of "Never Ever" huge sales total......

    .....but WANEGBT increases in week 4 to 284k
    , so can SIO keep up the pace?

    [SIO]
    1 544,000 544,000
    1 355,000 899,000
    2 281,000 1,180,000

    [WANEGBT]
    1 623,453 623,453
    1 306,645 930,098
    1 252,600 1,182,698
    1 284,088 1,466,786

    Either way, these are two of the fastest selling song tracks in US history!


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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    all these records are certainly very nice and a business success

    however....I would not count them as the sole variable of music success

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    victorcarjan713 wrote:
    all these records are certainly very nice and a business success

    however....I would not count them as the sole variable of music success

    Taylor has all variables of music success....chart success is only one arrow in her quiver


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    SIO outselling 'Never Ever' in US!

    Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    SIO has outsold 'Never Ever' for the last three weeks.....

    ......and has finally sold more total tracks


    SIO:

    01 | 544k
    02 | 355k
    03 | 281k
    04 | 309k

    Total: 1,489,000

    X

    Never:

    01 | 623k
    02 | 307k
    03 | 253k
    04 | 284k

    Total: 1,467,000

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