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Taylor on the US Charts

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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?

........meanwhile, RED and 1989 have dominated US album sales for their release years!

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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
5.492 million March 21, 2015
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
6.909 million March 21, 2015
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
4.480 million March 21, 2015
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
4.160 million March 21, 2015
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!


2014
4.505 million March 21, 2015

Top 20 releases of 2014. As of 07/06/2015 :

01 TAYLOR SWIFT - 1989 34,000 4,898,000

02 SAM SMITH - In The Lonely Hour 10,000 1,961,000
03 ED SHEERAN - X 15,000 1,521,000
04 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX VOL.1 (soundtrack) 8,000 1,289,000
05 PENTATONIX - That's Christmas To Me 0,000 1,165,000
06 ONE DIRECTION - Four 2,000 979,000
07 ERIC CHURCH - The Outsiders 7,000 963,000
08 JASON ALDEAN - Old Boots, New Dirt 7,000 963,000
09 MAROON 5 - V 7,000 949,000
10 BARBRA STREISAND - Partners 1,000 942,000

11 J. COLE - 2014 Forest Hills Drive 6,000 924,000
12 COLDPLAY - Ghost Stories 1,000 839,000
13 BRANTLEY GILBERT - Just As I Am 10,000 828,000
14 NOW 50 (compilation) 0,000 718,000
15 MIRANDA LAMBERT - Platinum 3,000 716,000
16 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER - 5 Seconds Of Summer 1,000 705,000
17 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE - Anything Goes 6,000 683,000
18 GARTH BROOKS - Man Against Machine 1,000 645,000
19 ARIANA GRANDE - My Everything 2,000 638,000
20 HOZIER - Hozier 7,000 630,000

thanks to spiderpig for the stats!

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Most Hot 100 Hits by Females in Billboard history

73 -- Aretha Franklin
59 -- Taylor Swift
+ SIO = 60.......69 (see below)
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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In addition to "Space" at No. 18, three other 1989 tracks enter the Hot 100. "Style" debuts at No. 60, followed by "Wildest Dreams" (No. 76) and "Bad Blood" (No. 80). With her four debuts, Swift ups her count to 66 career Hot 100 hits. (1989's "Out of the Woods" and "Welcome to New York" previously debuted, peaking at Nos. 18 and 48, respectively; "New York" drops to No. 69 in its second week.)

Aretha Franklin's record for the most Hot 100 visits by a woman: 73.
Taylor Swift 69
Madonna and Dionne Warwick share third-place with 56 each,
Nicki Minaj rounding out the top five among women with 55

Source


Most Billboard top 10 hot digital songs by all acts

28 Taylor Swift + SIO = 29 + BS =30
Rhianna 28



Most Billboard top 40 songs on Hot 100 by females

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

Source


US Billboard Hot 100 hits as a lead artist

July 12, 2015

Total, Artist
207, Glee Cast
108, Elvis Presley
91, James Brown
80, Ray Charles
73, Aretha Franklin
71, the Beatles
67, Elton John
66, Taylor Swift

62, Stevie Wonder
57, the Rolling Stones
56, Madonna
55, Marvin Gaye
54, the Beach Boys
54, Jay Z
53, Neil Diamond
53, Connie Francis
53, the Temptations
53, Jackie Wilson

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/6627296/ask-billboard-lead-vs-featured-artists-who-has-the-most-hot-100


Top 10 Hot 100 Song Debuts

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

Source



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

Source


Women with the most weeks at No. 1 for career albums

Whitney Houston (46 weeks)
Mariah Carey (30)
Taylor Swift (27)
35 weeks
Barbara Streisand (26)

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    1989 # 2 SPS on new 11-day chart as Global release date is instated...

    Sat, Jul 11, 2015 at 7:12 AM

    Friday, July 10, 2015
    A BRAVE NEW CHART STORY

    A new era is upon us. The Global Release Date has officially been instated and, thusly, the HITS Building Album Sales Chart and the Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart will finalize on Fridays from here on out. So, essentially, Friday is the new Tuesday.

    Meanwhile, Big Machine's Taylor Swift continues to prove the brightness of her mega-stardom. 1989, which has been on the chart for 36 weeks, just passed the 5x platinum mark. In album sales alone, it moves #6-4, earning another 41k, up 42%,


    .....and at SPS, it jumps #5-2, earning 72k, up 61%.

    There's just no stopping Tay Tay.

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

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    Billboard: 1989 # 2 SPS on new 11-day chart as Global release date is instated...

    Sun, Jul 12, 2015 at 9:56 AM

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    Friday, July 10, 2015
    A BRAVE NEW CHART STORY

    A new era is upon us. The Global Release Date has officially been instated and, thusly, the HITS Building Album Sales Chart and the Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart will finalize on Fridays from here on out. So, essentially, Friday is the new Tuesday.

    Meanwhile, Big Machine's Taylor Swift continues to prove the brightness of her mega-stardom. 1989, which has been on the chart for 36 weeks, just passed the 5x platinum mark. In album sales alone, it moves #6-4, earning another 41k, up 42%,


    .....and at SPS, it jumps #5-2, earning 72k, up 61%.

    There's just no stopping Tay Tay.

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    Taylor Swift's 1989 rises 3-2 (77,000 units

    Source - Billboard

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    1989 sales still # 1 for 2015

    Sun, Jul 12, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    With 1989 total US sales moving past 5 million this week, the advantage over the # 2 selling release for 2014 Lonely Hour has moved past 3 million....

    by oldbloke » Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:54 pm
    US ALBUMS WEEK 27

    albums selling over 1,000,000 - this year - 1 / last year - 1
    albums selling over 500,000 - this year - 7 / last year - 5
    albums selling over 250,000 - this year - 25 / last year - 31
    albums selling over 100,000 - this year - 97 / last year - 101



    Rank - Estimated 2015 Sales - TITLE - Artist ( Estimated Total Sales )
    01 - 1,354,000 - 1989 - Taylor Swift ( 5,015,000 )
    02 - 973,000 - IF YOU'RE READING THIS IT'S TOO LATE - Drake ( 973,000 )
    03 - 800,000 - IN THE LONELY HOUR - Sam Smith ( 2,006,000 )
    04 - 783,000 - X - Ed Sheeran ( 1,594,000 )

    05 - 770,000 - 50 SHADES OF GREY - Soundtrack ( 770,000 )
    06 - 740,000 - TITLE - Meghan Trainor ( 740,000 )
    07 - 636,000 - TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY - Kendrick Lamar ( 636,000 )
    08 - 486,000 - AMERICAN BEAUTY/AMERICAN PSYCHO - Fall Out Boy ( 486,000 )
    09 - 456,000 - NOW 53 - Various ( 456,000 )
    10 - 429,000 - STAGES - Josh Groban ( 429,000 )
    11 - 429,000 - JEKYLL + HYDE - Zac Brown Band ( 429,000 )
    12 - 427,000 - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX VOL. 1 - Soundtrack ( 1,327,000 )
    13 - 421,000 - SMOKE + MIRRORS - Imagine Dragons ( 421,000 )
    14 - 412,000 - MONTEVALLO - Sam Hunt ( 624,000 )
    15 - 407,000 - EMPIRE: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FROM SEASON 1 - Soundtrack ( 407,000 )
    16 - 406,000 - WILDER MIND - Mumford & Sons ( 406,000 )
    17 - 384,000 - V - Maroon 5 ( 984,000 )
    18 - 373,000 - 2014 FOREST HILLS DRIVE - J Cole ( 950,000 )
    19 - 358,000 - HOZIER - Hozier ( 660,000 )
    20 - 337,000 - THE PINKPRINT - Nicki Minaj ( 641,000 )
    21 - 297,000 - DARK SKY PARADISE - Big Sean ( 297,000 )
    22 - 295,000 - KIDZ BOP 27 - Kidz Bop Kids ( 295,000 )
    23 - 293,000 - 2015 GRAMMY NOMINEES - Various ( 293,000 )
    24 - 281,000 - FIRST KISS - Kid Rock ( 281,000 )
    25 - 251,000 - PITCH PERFECT 2 - Soundtrack ( 251,000 )
    26 - 241,000 - SPRING BREAK…CHECKIN' OUT - Luke Bryan ( 241,000 )
    27 - 237,000 - OLD BOOTS NEW DIRT - Jason Aldean ( 989,000 )
    28 - 234,000 - BLURRYFACE - Twenty One Pilots ( 234,000 )
    29 - 226,000 - SOUND AND COLOR - Alabama Shakes ( 226,000 )
    30 - 215,000 - DREAMS WORTH MORE THAN MONEY - Meek Mill ( 215,000 )
    31 - 211,000 - FURIOUS 7 - Soundtrack ( 211,000 )
    32 - 211,000 - NOW 54 - Various ( 211,000 )
    33 - 206,000 - ANYTHING GOES - Florida Georgia Line ( 708,000 )
    34 - 200,000 - HOW BIG HOW BLUE HOW BEAUTIFUL - Florence + The Machine ( 200,000 )
    35 - 198,000 - REBEL HEART - Madonna ( 198,000 )
    36 - 198,000 - AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP - A$AP Rocky ( 198,000 )
    37 - 190,000 - FROZEN - Soundtrack ( 4,054,000 )
    38 - 185,000 - THE OUTSIDERS - Eric Church ( 997,000 )
    39 - 184,000 - PIECE BY PIECE - Kelly Clarkson ( 182,000 )
    40 - 179,000 - BEFORE THIS WORLD - James Taylor ( 179,000 )

    Source - Oldbloke UKMix


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    New mediabase record for most plays in a week set by Bad Blood on Pop Radio

    Sun, Jul 12, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    At pop radio, Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood (featuring Kendrick Lamar)” just set the Mediabase record for most plays in a single week.

    At rhythmic radio, “Bad Blood” establishes a new, Taylor Swift-centric milestone. As of this weekend, it is officially the first Top 10 rhythmic hit of her career. Spun 3,577 times during the July 5-11 tracking week (+281), “Bad Blood” rises two places to #10 on the chart.

    “Bad Blood” holds #1 at pop and hot adult contemporary radio.

    Currently #12, the multi-format smash should soon enter the Top 10 at adult contemporary.


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    Bad Blood sets new Billboard record on Pop Songs chart for most plays in US history (or.....the last 22 years)!

    Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 1:14 PM

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    At pop radio, Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood (featuring Kendrick Lamar)” just set the Mediabase record for most plays in a single week.

    At rhythmic radio, “Bad Blood” establishes a new, Taylor Swift-centric milestone. As of this weekend, it is officially the first Top 10 rhythmic hit of her career. Spun 3,577 times during the July 5-11 tracking week (+281), “Bad Blood” rises two places to #10 on the chart.

    “Bad Blood” holds #1 at pop and hot adult contemporary radio.

    Currently #12, the multi-format smash should soon enter the Top 10 at adult contemporary.


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    Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' Tops Another Tally & Breaks Weekly Plays Record

    By Gary Trust | July 13, 2015 11:45 AM EDT



    The honors for Taylor Swift's smash album 1989 keep on coming.

    On the Billboard radio airplay charts dated July 25, fourth 1989 single "Bad Blood" crowns Adult Pop Songs and takes over at No. 1 on Pop Songs.

    The track becomes the fourth No. 1 from 1989 on Adult Pop Songs, following "Shake It Off" (eight weeks on top), "Blank Space" (six) and "Style" (two). Only two other albums have yielded at least four No. 1s each on the chart: Maroon 5's Overexposed (four in 2012-13) and Katy Perry's Teenage Dream (a record five in 2010-12). (Perry is, of course, the rumored lyrical target of "Blood.")

    "Blood" is Swift's fifth Adult Pop Songs No. 1 overall, as she first led with "I Knew You Were Trouble." (March 16, 2013) from her prior studio album, Red. She joins four other artists with at least five total toppers since Adult Pop Songs began in 1996: Maroon 5 (11), Perry, P!nk (eight each) and Nickelback (also five).

    Meanwhile, on Pop Songs, "Blood" makes history by logging the most plays in a week ever in the chart's 22-year history.
    With a 1 percent gain to 17,474 plays in the week ending July 12, according to Nielsen Music, the song bests the 17,356 plays tallied by Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth, on the chart dated June 13.

    The plays sum for "Blood" on the latest Pop Songs chart is spread over the list's 170 reporting stations, meaning that each station played the song an average of 103 times in the list's tracking week. In other words, your local Pop Songs-reporting mainstream top 40 station, on average, played "Blood" slightly more than 14 times a day last week. Put another way, if you listened, you would've heard the song approximately every hour-and-a-half.

    As previously reported, "Blood," as on Adult Pop Songs, is the fourth Pop Songs No. 1 from 1989. The set has also become the fastest to reach 5 million in U.S. sales in more than 10 years.

    Source - Billboard


    Swift's "Blood" holds at No. 4 on the Hot 100. As previously reported, the song hits No. 1 on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart, becoming the fourth leader on the list from her album 1989, and sets a new weekly plays record atop Pop Songs. It leads Radio Songs for a second week with a 5 percent gain to 161 million in audience.

    Source - Billboard

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    Four # 1 Plaques for Taylor!

    Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015
    PLAQUE BUILDUP



    Big Machine megastar and money-minting engine Taylor Swift joins label folk in celebrating four #1 Pop radio smashes from her unstoppable 1989.

    Thanks to some cutting-edge digital effects, Taylor appears to tower over Big Machine’s David Nathan, Republic ruler Monte Lipman, Big Machine Label Group captain Scott Borchetta and Republic’s Charlie Walk and Gary Spangler.


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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 1:01 PM

    LOL I hope they weren't being serious with "cutting-edge digital effects" it's just some heels.


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    #5 album sales predicted for this week by HDD

    Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Nobody quite knows how to interpret the new global release date of Friday.....

    ......but HDD has a running update of Taylor's 1989 album sales and sales are great!

    Here’s how it looks at midweek:

    *Tyrese (Voltron) 55-60k sales, 65-70k SPS
    Meek Mill (MMG/Atlantic) 35-40k, 60-65k
    *Kidz Bop Kids (Razor & Tie) 34-39k, 35-40k
    *R5 (Hollywood) 28-32k, 30-35k
    Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 27-30k, 45-50k

    James Taylor (James Taylor Music) 15-18k, 16-19k
    *Owl City (Republic) 15-18k, 17-20k
    Ed Sheeran (Atlantic) 14-17k, 30-35k
    Sam Hunt (MCA Nashville) 12-15k, 27-30k
    Breaking Benjamin (Hollywood) 12-15k, 15-18k
    Magic Mike XXL (WaterTower) 12-15k, 14-17k
    Miguel (RCA) 10-12k, 17-20k
    Megan Trainor (Epic) 10-12k, 20-23k
    Teen Beach 2 (Disney) 9-11k, 13-16k
    Zac Brown Band (Southern Ground/Varvatos/BMLG/Republic) 9-11k, 17-20k

    *Debuts

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    29k sold by 1989 this week

    Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    You know you have a successful album......

    ......when you are still outselling 1989 in week 2

    Not only did Meek Mill edge out Taylor's 1989 in US album sales....

    Meek Mill’s “Dreams Worth More Than Money” (~33,110), Taylor Swift’s “1989” (~29,212)

    http://hitsdailydouble.com/building_album_chart

    .....but also in album sales plus streaming which is highly unusual for an album in its 2nd week on the US charts!

    Source - HDD


    Taylor Swift's 1989 dips 2-3 with 62,000 units (down 11 percent). This is the album's 38th consecutive week in the top 10 -- its entire chart run.

    Source - Billboard


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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Sun, Jul 19, 2015 at 1:49 AM

    I'm always thrilled and excited to see how well 1989 is doing and how much it's outselling albums that were released just a couple months ago. Seeing it #3 on iTunes overall is miraculous after almost 9 months of being released but I expect nothing less from Taylor
    Speak Now Tour 9/1/2011
    Red Tour 8/27/2013
    1989 Tour (Hopefully) 8/14/2015 & 8/15/15

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    Bad Blood # 1 on Mediabase Pop radio, Hot AC, and Hot Adult Contemporary airplay charts!

    Sun, Jul 19, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" claims #1 at pop radio for a fifth straight week and tops Hot AC for a second straight week.

    While it suffered a slight week-over-week airplay loss, Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood (featuring Kendrick Lamar)” easily earns a fifth week atop Mediabase’s pop radio airplay chart.

    It also earns a second straight stint at #1 on the hot adult contemporary airplay chart.

    The song’s latest pop victory comes courtesy its 19,246 tracking week spins (-142). The spin count bests that of OMI’s #2 “Cheerleader” (16,454) by nearly 3000.

    A total of 6,835 plays gives “Bad Blood” a second straight victory at Hot AC

    — A multi-format hit, “Bad Blood” also holds the #8 spot at rhythmic radio and the #12 spot at adult contemporary.



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    1989 # 2 on revised US Billboard 200 chart!

    Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 1:10 PM

    Billboard revised its BB200 chart and 1989 is now # 2 for the week

    13SparksFly13 wrote:
    You know you have a successful album......

    ......when you are still outselling 1989 in week 2

    Not only did Meek Mill edge out Taylor's 1989 in US album sales....

    Meek Mill’s “Dreams Worth More Than Money” (~33,110), Taylor Swift’s “1989” (~29,212)

    http://hitsdailydouble.com/building_album_chart

    .....but also in album sales plus streaming which is highly unusual for an album in its 2nd week on the US charts!

    Source - HDD


    Taylor Swift's 1989 dips 2-3 with 62,000 units (down 11 percent). This is the album's 38th consecutive week in the top 10 -- its entire chart run.

    Source - Billboard




    Back on the new Billboard 200, Taylor Swift's 1989 holds at No. 2 with 55,000 units (down 21 percent). This is the album's 38th consecutive week in the top 10 -- its entire chart run.


    Source - Billboard

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    # 2 predicted for 1989 next week again for SPS

    Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    YOUR TOP 15
    Future will debut at #1 on both our sales and SPS charts this Friday. Here’s how it looks at midweek.

    *Future (A1/Freebandz/Epic) 130-135k sales, 145-155k SPS
    *Alan Jackson (Capitol Nashville) 43-48k, 45-50k
    Tyrese (Voltron) 40-45k, 45-50k
    *Jason Isbell (Thirty Tigers) 40-45k, 43-47k
    *Tame Impala (Modular/Interscope) 32-36k, 34-38k

    Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 25-28k, 50-55k

    Kidz Bop Kids (Razor & Tie) 21-24k, 22-25k
    Meek Mill (MMG/Atlantic) 21-24k, 35-40k
    Ed Sheeran (Atlantic) 11-14k, 28-33k
    Sam Hunt (MCA Nashville) 11-14k, 27-32k
    Magic Mike XXL (WaterTower) 10-12k, 11-13k
    Breaking Benjamin (Hollywood) 10-12k, 12-14k
    *Sublime with Rome (BMG Rights Management) 10-12k, 11-13k
    James Taylor (James Taylor Music) 10-12k, 11-13k
    Twenty One Pilots (Fueled By Ramen) 9-11k, 14-17k

    *Debuts

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    Swift is the biggest ­country-to-pop crossover success in Country Music history

    Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 1:13 PM

    Taylor is the biggest ­country-to-pop crossover success in Country Music history


    "With six No. 1s on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart, Swift is the biggest ­country-to-pop crossover success in the list's history"


    Billboard's First-Ever Nashville Top 50 Power Players List Revealed

    By Billboard Staff | July 23, 2015 9:00 AM EDT

    1) SCOTT BORCHETTA
    President/CEO, Big Machine Label Group


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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    Makes sense bc she's PERFECTION

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    1989 # 2 again this week

    Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    13SparksFly13 wrote:
    YOUR TOP 15
    Future will debut at #1 on both our sales and SPS charts this Friday. Here’s how it looks at midweek.

    *Future (A1/Freebandz/Epic) 130-135k sales, 145-155k SPS
    *Alan Jackson (Capitol Nashville) 43-48k, 45-50k
    Tyrese (Voltron) 40-45k, 45-50k
    *Jason Isbell (Thirty Tigers) 40-45k, 43-47k
    *Tame Impala (Modular/Interscope) 32-36k, 34-38k

    Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 25-28k, 50-55k

    Kidz Bop Kids (Razor & Tie) 21-24k, 22-25k
    Meek Mill (MMG/Atlantic) 21-24k, 35-40k
    Ed Sheeran (Atlantic) 11-14k, 28-33k
    Sam Hunt (MCA Nashville) 11-14k, 27-32k
    Magic Mike XXL (WaterTower) 10-12k, 11-13k
    Breaking Benjamin (Hollywood) 10-12k, 12-14k
    *Sublime with Rome (BMG Rights Management) 10-12k, 11-13k
    James Taylor (James Taylor Music) 10-12k, 11-13k
    Twenty One Pilots (Fueled By Ramen) 9-11k, 14-17k

    *Debuts

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    ......a bit lower sales than predicted but 1989 holds on to # 2 on the HDD SPS chart

    [url=http://hitsdailydouble.com/sales_plus_streaming]http://hitsdailydouble.com/sales_plus_streaming




    Taylor Swift's 1989 holds at No. 2 on the latest Billboard 200 with 50,000 units (down 9 percent).

    Source - Billboard



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    1989 leading 7 month US sales with TEA and RTD chart

    Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Taylor's 1989 has a huge lead in RTD over the field

    RTD in US for first seven months


    Taylor Swift 1989 6.48 million
    Sam Smith in the lonely hour 2.93 million
    Ed Sheeran x 2.59 million





    Source - HDD


    Thursday, July 30, 2015
    SALES UPDATE:
    TOP 10 TRACKS

    One takeaway from this week’s leaderboard is that the biz clearly has a reigning triumvirate in year-to-date and weekly marketshare leaders Republic, Columbia and Capitol, who’ve glommed up seven of the 10 slots below (including Big Machine’s Taylor Swift, whose sales go to Republic’s marketshare). The other takeaway from this week’s swooning numbers is that there’s not much there there, much like what’s beneath the intricate crosshatching of Donald Trump’s coif. As the declines continue, week after week, the hypothesis that Apple Music is cannibalizing iTunes sales becomes increasingly plausible. Definitely something to keep an eye on.

    OMI, “Cheerleader” (Ultra/Columbia) – 163.1k
    DJ Drobitussin, “My Way” (300) – 152.5k
    5 Seconds of Summer, “She’s Kinda Hot” (Capitol) – 123.5k
    The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face” (XO/Republic) – 122.2k
    Rachel Platten, “Fight Song” (Columbia) – 109.8k
    Silento, “Watch Me” (Capitol) – 107.8k
    Taylor Swift f/Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Big Machine) – 88.1k
    Andy Grammer, “Honey I’m Good” (S-Curve/Hollywood) – 78.2k
    Selena Gomez f/A$AP Rocky, “Good for You” (Interscope) – 77.9k
    The Weeknd, “The Hills” (XO/Republic) – 77.4k


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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Oh my god, just when you thought Taylor records are amazing, you guys bring up the statistics
    —Axel. From Lima, Peru.

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    1989 # 1 next week?

    Sat, Aug 1, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    axelrod13 wrote:
    Oh my god, just when you thought Taylor records are amazing, you guys bring up the statistics


    Just wait until next week!

    Unless there is a surprise release, which of these albums has a chance of outselling 1989 in the August 7, 2015 US SPS chart?


    Chart ending July 31, 2015
    LW TW Artist / Album Label SPS Index
    -- 1 JILL SCOTT WOMAN BLUES BABE 61,357
    1 2 FUTURE DS2 EPIC 51,656
    -- 3 LAMB OF GOD VII: STURM UND DRANG EPIC 50,899
    2 4 TAYLOR SWIFT 1989 BIG MACHINE 48,556
    7 5 MEEK MILL DREAMS WORTH MORE THAN MONEY MMG/ATLANTIC 35,527



    Saturday, August 1, 2015
    YOUR NEW RELEASES: ONE-DAYS SALES FORECASTS

    Based on very early reads, here are the first forecasts for next week's chart.

    Descendants Soundtrack (Disney) 14-17k albums, 15-20k SPS
    Saint Asonia (RCA) 9-11k, 11-13k

    Source - HDD


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