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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.......66 (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 66
Madonna and Dionne Warwick share third-place with 56 each,
Nicki Minaj rounding out the top five among women with 55

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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

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

Whitney Houston (46 weeks)
Mariah Carey (30)
Taylor Swift (27)

Barbara Streisand (26)

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    4m sales in just 12 weeks!

    Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Defying US Music Sales 'gravity'.....

    Taylor Swift is only the second artist to have her first five albums sell over 4 million each in the US in the SoundScan Era (since 1991)

    .....Taylor's album sales go up while the rest of the industry falters...

    Taylor Swift's '1989': 4M Sales in Just 12 Weeks
    Paul Grein, Writer January 16, 2015

    "Evidently somebody forgot to tell Taylor Swift fans that albums just don’t sell anymore.Swift’s fifth studio album, 1989, is on track to top the 4 million mark in U.S. sales in this, its 12th week of release. It’ll be the first album to reach 4M in just 12 weeks since Usher's 2004 blockbuster Confessions.

    Swift’s achievement is more impressive than Usher’s because album sales overall were much stronger in 2004 than they are nowadays. Seventy albums sold 1 million or more copies in 2004, compared to just four in 2014. (Sadly, that’s not a typo.)

    Each of Swift’s four previous studio albums has also reached 4M.Swift will become just the second artist to top 4M with each of his or her first five studio albums since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking music sales in 1991.

    "The first was Garth Brooks. (Brooks’s first two studio albums were released before the start of the Nielsen SoundScan era, but they have each sold more than 4M copies since the meters were turned on in January 1991.)

    1989 sold 3,944,000 copies in the U.S. in its first 11 weeks. It is expected to sell in the 80K range this week, which will bump it up to about 4,024,000.

    Swift’s previous studio albums all took much longer to reach 4M in U.S. sales. Her debut album, Taylor Swift, took 125 weeks to reach the plateau. Her sophomore album, Fearless, took 50 weeks. Her third and fourth albums, Speak Now and Red, each took 69 weeks......."



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    It should be noted that all five of Taylor's albums are still selling and still charting on the US Billboard charts!

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    US Sales for 2014 Album Releases
    - week ending December 28, 2014
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    01 TAYLOR SWIFT - 1989 326,000 3,661,000
    02 SAM SMITH - In The Lonely Hour 79,000 1,208,000
    03 PENTATONIX - That's Christmas To Me 121,000 1,143,000
    04 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX VOL.1 (soundtrack) 80,000 898,000
    05 BARBRA STREISAND - Partners 44,000 856,000
    06 ONE DIRECTION - Four 100,000 814,000
    07 ERIC CHURCH - The Outsiders 11,000 811,000
    08 ED SHEERAN - X 63,000 810,000
    09 COLDPLAY - Ghost Stories 11,000 795,000
    10 JASON ALDEAN - Old Boots, New Dirt 54,000 757,000

    11 BRANTLEY GILBERT - Just As I Am 12,000 706,000
    12 NOW 50 (compilation) 7,000 695,000
    13 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER - 5 Seconds Of Summer 26,000 645,000
    14 MIRANDA LAMBERT - Platinum 15,000 601,000
    14 MAROON 5 - V 30,000 601,000
    16 PHARRELL WILLIAMS - G I R L 3,000 578,000
    17 J. COLE - 2014 Forest Hills Drive 104,000 577,000
    18 NOW 49 (compilation) 2,000 535,000
    19 GARTH BROOKS - Man Against Machine 66,000 520,000
    20 TONY BENNETT & LADY GAGA - Cheek To Cheek 36,000 511,000

    21 ARIANA GRANDE - My Everything 33,000 506,000
    22 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE - Anything Goes 36,000 503,000
    23 MICHAEL JACKSON - Xscape 4,000 460,000
    24 BLACK KEYS - Turn Blue 6,000 458,000
    25 IGGY AZALEA - New Classic 10,000 454,000


    (Frozen (2013) is the 4th album to sell over one million in 2014)



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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    The records keep breaking for her! amazing!

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    I've listened to Blank Space like more than 20times a day. Hahahaha. Yes, everyday!

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

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    Yeas! I'm currently addcited to the music video! Hahaha!


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    77 million certified song track downloads for Taylor!

    Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 12:30 PM

    RIAA has certified quite a few of Taylor's song tracks recently:

    Artist Certified Units in Millions
    SWIFT, TAYLOR . . 77
    PERRY, KATY . . . 72
    RIHANNA . . . . . 52

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    Artist Title Release Date Certification Date Label Type Award Description Format Category

    SWIFT, TAYLOR 1989 October 27, 2014 January 22, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Standard 4.00x MULTI PLATINUM ALBUM SOLO
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    SWIFT, TAYLOR YOU BELONG WITH ME November 04, 2008 January 22, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital 7.00x MULTI PLATINUM SINGLE SOLO
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    SWIFT, TAYLOR I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE October 09, 2012 January 22, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital 6.00x MULTI PLATINUM SINGLE SOLO
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    SWIFT, TAYLOR INVISIBLE October 24, 2006 January 22, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital GOLD SINGLE SOLO
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    SWIFT, TAYLOR WELCOME TO NEW YORK October 27, 2014 January 22, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital GOLD SINGLE SOLO
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    SWIFT, TAYLOR OUT OF THE WOODS October 27, 2014 January 22, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital GOLD SINGLE SOLO
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    SWIFT, TAYLOR BETTER THAN REVENGE October 25, 2010 January 22, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital GOLD SINGLE SOLO
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    SWIFT, TAYLOR I'M ONLY ME WHEN I'M WITH YOU October 24, 2006 January 22, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital PLATINUM SINGLE SOLO
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    SWIFT, TAYLOR SHAKE IT OFF August 18, 2014 January 08, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital 5.00x MULTI PLATINUM SINGLE SOLO
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    SWIFT, TAYLOR BLANK SPACE October 27, 2014 January 08, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital 2.00x MULTI PLATINUM SINGLE SOLO

    SWIFT, TAYLOR BLANK SPACE October 27, 2014 January 08, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital 3.00x MULTI PLATINUM SINGLE SOLO

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    1989 # 1 for 10th week!

    Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    HDD is predicting Taylor's 1989 will return to # 1 for the January 26-February 1, 2015 week

    .......1989 will outsell RED in only 14 weeks! How high can she go?

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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    Forecasts From First-Day Sales

    Taylor Swift will return to #1 next week as no new release looks to challenge her for the top spot.


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    Taylor Swift's '1989' Heading Back to No. 1

    By Keith Caulfield | January 28, 2015 8:33 PM EST

    After a two-week vacation from the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200, it appears Taylor Swift's 1989 is heading back to the top of the chart.

    While it's too early to project how many units the album will earn in the week ending Feb. 1, industry sources seem confident that nothing will challenge 1989's return to No. 1. It would mark 1989's 10th week at No. 1.

    It's not that often an album racks up 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It's only happened 11 times since Nielsen Music began powering the chart with its point-of-sale data back on the chart dated May 25, 1991.

    And, in that span of time, only four women have logged 10 or more weeks at No. 1 with an album: Adele (21, 24 weeks), Whitney Houston (The Bodyguard soundtrack, 20 weeks), Alanis Morissette (Jagged Little Pill, 12 weeks) and Swift herself (Fearless, 11 weeks).




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    11th week at #1 for 1989?

    Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    Will Taylor's 1989 be crowned # 1 for an 11th week?

    .....HDD says 1989 has a shot at Billboard's new SPS formula #1 which counts album sales, song track sales, radio play, and streaming



    Next Week's Chart Champs Split the Crown

    The Now series looks like it will notch another #1 on next week’s sales chart with its 53rd volume. What’s not clear yet is which album will be #1 on the SPS chart. Next week will likely mark the first time the two charts have different winners.

    Vying for the SPS crown will be Taylor Swift and, depending on how quickly the audience reacts to Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith. Meanwhile, SYCO/Epic's Fifth Harmony looks to be off to a strong start. Here are this week’s key debuts:

    Now 53 (NOW/Legacy) 85-95k
    Fifth Harmony (SYCO/Epic) 60-65k sales, 70-75k SPS
    Bob Dylan (Columbia) 40-45k sales, 40-45k SPS
    Diana Krall (Verve) 40-45k sales, 45-50k SPS
    Kid Ink (RCA) 25-27k sales, 27-29k SPS
    Jeremy Camp (Capitol) 18-20k sales, 20-22k SPS
    Now Movies (NOW/Legacy) 15-17k

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 7:29 AM

    has this been updated in a whine?


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    1989 predicted # 1 for 11th week by HDD and Billboard!

    Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    Hits Daily Double is predicting Taylor will take the SPS crown which is now reported by Billboard for their # 1 album


    YOUR TOP 15
    Tay Tay and Now Go Head to Head

    Now 53 will top next week’s sales chart, as Taylor Swift now gets the nod for the top of our SPS tally. Keep an eye on Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran, however. Both could see enough of a surge, especially in track sales, from Sunday’s Grammy Awards to challenge Swift. Here’s how it looks headed into the weekend:

    Top 15 Sales:
    * Now 53 (NOW/Legacy) 90-95k
    Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 70-75k

    * Fifth Harmony (SYCO/Epic) 55-60k
    *Bob Dylan (Columbia) 40-45k
    Ed Sheeran (Atlantic) 40-45k
    * Diana Krall (Verve) 40-45k
    Sam Smith (Capitol) 35-40k
    Meghan Trainor (Epic) 30-35k
    2015 Grammy Nominess (RCA) 25-28k
    * Kid Ink (RCA) 24-27k
    Ne-Yo (Motown) 19-22k
    Fall Out Boy (DCD2/Island) 19-22k
    Kidz Bop Kids (Razor & Tie) 18-21k
    Nicki Minaj (YMCMB/Republic) 17-20k
    * Jeremy Camp (Capitol) 17-20k

    Top 15 SPS:
    Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 95-100k

    * Now 53 (NOW/Legacy) 90-95k
    Ed Sheeran (Atlantic) 80-85k
    * Fifth Harmony (SYCO/Epic) 70-75k
    Sam Smith (Capitol) 70-75k
    Meghan Trainor (Epic) 50-55k
    Nicki Minaj (YMCMB/Republic) 45-50k
    * Bob Dylan (Columbia) 40-45k
    * Diana Krall (Verve) 40-45k
    Hozier (Columbia) 40-45k
    Fall Out Boy (DCD2/Island) 35-40k
    Mark Ronson (RCA) 35-40k
    2015 Grammy Nominees (RCA) 35-40k
    Maroon 5 (222/Interscope) 30-35k
    * Kid Ink (RCA) 30-35k

    *Debuts

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    Taylor Swift's '1989' Going for 11th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    By Keith Caulfield | February 05, 2015 8:22 PM EST



    Taylor Swift's blockbuster 1989 album is heading for an 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart -- tying Swift's own Fearless for the diva's longest-running No. 1 set.

    Industry forecasters suggest 1989 may move around 95,000-100,000 album equivalent units in the week ending Feb. 8, which should keep the set at No. 1 for an 11th nonconsecutive frame.

    If 1989 clocks another week at No. 1, it will match the chart-topping run of Swift's Fearless, which ruled for 11 weeks in 2008 and 2009.

    Swift is only the second woman in the history of the Billboard 200 chart to earn two albums with at least 10 weeks at No. 1. Whitney Houston was the first, and she managed the feat three times: with her self-titled debut (14 weeks in 1986), her second album, Whitney (11 weeks in 1987) and The Bodyguard soundtrack (20 weeks in 1992 and 1993).

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    1989 takes # 1 for 11th week!

    Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    Billboard has the final word, but HDD says 1989 takes # 1 for 11th week!


    Big Machine’s Taylor Swift, who slides ever so slightly to #2 this week, earns another 77k for 1989.

    As for SPS, however, she reigns at #1 with a whopping 107k due to big success with three singles: “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space” and “Style.”

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 7:58 AM

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    Style # 6 on Pop Songs!

    Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    Style # 6 on Pop Songs!


    Chart Highlights:
    By Gary Trust | February 16, 2015 4:15 PM EST

    Pop Songs
    *** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** "Uptown Funk!" Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
    Greatest Gainer No. 6 "Style" Taylor Swift

    Adult Contemporary
    *** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Blank Space" Taylor Swift

    Greatest Gainer No. 7 "Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran
    Debut No. 25 "Style" Taylor Swift

    Debut No. 30 "Love Me Like You Do" Ellie Goulding



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    200k lead by 1989 in 2015 US Album Sales!

    Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    Taylor still leads 2015 US album sales by 200k

    .......HDD sales predictions are for Drake to gain 75k on Taylor this week....


    2015 US ALBUM SALES WEEK 7
    (week ending Feb 15, 2015)

    albums selling over 500,000 - this year - 1 / last year - 1
    albums selling over 250,000 - this year - 6 / last year - 4
    albums selling over 100,000 - this year - 18 / last year - 23
    total albums sales - this year - 33.0m (+0.4%)/ last year - 32.9m


    Rank - Estimated 2015 Sales - TITLE - Artist ( Estimated Total Sales )

    01 - 696,000 - 1989 - Taylor Swift ( 4,357,000 )

    02 - 495,000 - IF YOU'RE READING THIS IT'S TOO LATE - Drake ( 495,000 )

    03 - 380,000 - TITLE - Meghan Trainor ( 380,000 )
    04 - 354,000 - IN THE LONELY HOUR - Sam Smith ( 1,561,000 )
    05 - 324,000 - X - Ed Sheeran ( 1,135,000 )
    06 - 274,000 - AMERICAN BEAUTY/AMERICAN PSYCHO - Fall Out Boy ( 274,000 )
    07 - 215,000 - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX VOL. 1 - Soundtrack ( 1,113,000 )
    08 - 211,000 - 50 SHADES OF GREY - Soundtrack ( 211,000 )
    09 - 205,000 - THE PINKPRINT - Nicki Minaj ( 509,000 )
    10 - 195,000 - KIDZ BOP 27 - Various ( 195,000 )
    11 - 191,000 - 2014 FOREST HILLS DRIVE - J Cole ( 768,000 )
    12 - 179,000 - 2015 GRAMMY NOMINEES - Various ( 179,000 )
    13 - 171,000 - NOW 53 - Various ( 171,000 )
    14 - 149,000 - HOZIER - Hozier ( 451,000 )
    15 - 120,000 - INTO THE WOODS - Soundtrack ( 208,000 )
    16 - 119,000 - V - Maroon 5 ( 719,000 )
    17 - 108,000 - MONTEVALLO - Sam Hunt ( 319,000 )
    18 - 103,000 - FOUR - One Direction ( 917,000 )
    19 - 94,000 - FROZEN - Soundtrack ( 3,958,000 )
    20 - 89,000 - OLD BOOTS NEW DIRT - Jason Aldean ( 842,000 )
    21 - 89,000 - ANNIE - Soundtrack ( 159,000 )
    22 - 88,000 - NOW 52 - Various ( 524,000 )
    23 - 83,000 - NON FICTION - Ne-Yo ( 83,000 )
    24 - 82,000 - MORNING PHASE - Beck ( 374,000 )
    25 - 80,000 - GREATEST HITS: DECADE #1 - Carrie Underwood ( 281,000 )
    26 - 79,000 - ROCK OR BUST - AC/DC ( 478,000 )
    27 - 78,000 - WHAT A TERRIBLE WORLD WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WORLD - Decemberists ( 78,000 )
    28 - 77,000 - THE PALE EMPEROR - Marilyn Manson ( 77,000 )
    29 - 75,000 - B4.DA.$$ - Joey Bada$$ ( 75,000 )
    30 - 74,000 - SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT - Bob Dylan ( 74,000 )
    31 - 73,000 - MAN AGAINST MACHINE - Garth Brooks ( 591,000 )
    32 - 72,000 - REFLECTION - Fifth Harmony ( 72,000 )
    33 - 70,000 - SREMMLIFE - Rae Sremmurd ( 70,000 )
    34 - 70,000 - 1000 FORMS OF FEAR - Sia ( 238,000 )
    35 - 69,000 - BLACK MESSIAH - D'Angelo & the Vanguard ( 218,000 )
    36 - 67,000 - WALLFLOWER - Diana Krall ( 67,000 )
    37 - 65,000 - ANYTHING GOES - Florida Georgia Line ( 567,000 )
    38 - 61,000 - UPTOWN SPECIAL - Mark Ronson ( 61,000 )
    39 - 59,000 - TETSUO & YOUTH - Lupe Fiasco ( 59,000 )
    40 - 59,000 - CRASH MY PARTY - Luke Bryan ( 2,379,000 )
    41 - 59,000 - REALITY SHOW - Jazmine Sullivan ( 59,000 )
    42 - 56,000 - MY EVERYTHING - Ariana Grande ( 565,000 )
    43 - 52,000 - PARTNERS - Barbra Streisand ( 908,000 )
    44 - 52,000 - THE YOUNG OG PROJECT - Fabolous ( 119,000 )
    45 - 48,000 - LOST ON THE RIVER - New Basement Tapes ( 144,000 )
    46 - 48,000 - FOREVER CHARLIE - Charlie Wilson ( 48,000 )
    47 - 48,000 - THE LONDON SESSIONS - Mary J Blige ( 174,000 )
    48 - 47,000 - ANYBODY WANNA BUY A HEART - K Michelle ( 187,000 )
    49 - 47,000 - NO FIXED ADDRESS - Nickelback ( 282,000 )
    50 - 44,000 - WE WILL NOT BE SHAKEN - Bethel Music ( 44,000 )

    Source - Oldbloke


    HDD Predictions for next week
    Thursday, February 19, 2015
    YOUR TOP 15
    Albums:

    *Imagine Dragons (KidinaKorner/Interscope) 150-160k
    Drake (YMCMB/Republic) 125-135k
    Fifty Shades of Grey (Republic) 110-120k

    Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 55-60k


    Sam Smith (Capitol) 45-50k
    Ed Sheeran (Atlantic) 40-45k
    Now 53 (NOW/Legacy) 40-45k
    2015 Grammy Nominees (RCA) 23-26k
    Meghan Trainor (Epic) 21-24k
    *Aaron Watson (BIG Label) 21-24k
    Hozier (Columbia) 19-21k
    J. Cole (Roc Nation/Columbia) 17-19k
    Fall Out Boy (DCD2/Island) 16-18k
    Nicki Minaj (YMCMB/Republic) 15-17k
    Sam Hunt (MCA Nashville) 14-16k

    * debut

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    Taylor only 4 behind Beatles for # of Hot 100 songs on Billboard!

    Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Taylor is moving in on the Beatles 71 Hot 100 songs as she reaches the top 10 on the Billboard all-time list!!!


    Hot 100 Chart Moves: Taylor Swift Debuts With 'Wonderland'
    By Gary Trust | February 26, 2015 11:00 AM EST



    Taylor Swift, "Wonderland"
    The song is the Hot 100's top debut at No. 51, entering Digital Songs at No. 9 with 84,000 sold. Now available on iTunes, the track is from the deluxe version of 1989, previously available exclusively at Target; fellow deluxe-edition songs "You Are in Love" and "New Romantics" are scheduled to follow "Wonderland" to iTunes.

    Swift ties Elton John for the 10th-most Hot 100 hits (67) all-time. Among women, she trails only Aretha Franklin (73). Speaking of most Hot 100 entries …

    Here's an updated look at the top 10 acts (including Swift) to make the most visits dating to the Hot 100's 1958 launch:

    207, Glee cast
    125, Lil Wayne
    108, Elvis Presley (whose career predated the Hot 100 by more than two years)
    91, James Brown
    85, Drake
    83, Jay Z
    74, Ray Charles
    73, Aretha Franklin
    71, the Beatles
    67, Elton John
    67, Taylor Swift

    Source - Billboard
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    1989 leads by 131k for 2015 US sales

    Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    Too little & too late.....the field fails to catch Taylor Swift as she maintains a lead for the only US album never ever to trail in year-to-date sales.....since release week in 2014 when 1989 leaped into the # 1 position for year-to-date sales by 2014 releases!

    1989 leads by 131k for 2015 US sales.....

    .......HDD predicts Drake will take back another 15k from Taylor's lead this week....



    2015 US Year-to-Date ALBUM SALES WEEK 8

    (week ending February 22, 2015)

    albums selling over 500,000 - this year - 2 / last year - 1
    albums selling over 250,000 - this year - 7 / last year - 4
    albums selling over 100,000 - this year - 20 / last year - 24
    total albums sales - this year - 37.6m (-0.3%)/ last year - 37.7m

    Rank - Estimated 2015 Sales - TITLE - Artist ( Estimated Total Sales )
    01 - 755,000 - 1989 - Taylor Swift ( 4,416,000 )

    02 - 624,000 - IF YOU'RE READING THIS IT'S TOO LATE - Drake ( 624,000 )
    03 - 405,000 - TITLE - Meghan Trainor ( 405,000 )
    04 - 402,000 - IN THE LONELY HOUR - Sam Smith ( 1,609,000 )
    05 - 371,000 - X - Ed Sheeran ( 1,181,000 )
    06 - 325,000 - 50 SHADES OF GREY - Soundtrack ( 325,000 )
    07 - 290,000 - AMERICAN BEAUTY/AMERICAN PSYCHO - Fall Out Boy ( 290,000 )
    08 - 231,000 - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX VOL. 1 - Soundtrack ( 1,129,000 )
    09 - 222,000 - THE PINKPRINT - Nicki Minaj ( 526,000 )
    10 - 210,000 - NOW 53 - Various ( 210,000 )
    11 - 209,000 - 2014 FOREST HILLS DRIVE - J Cole ( 785,000 )
    12 - 207,000 - KIDZ BOP 27 - Various ( 207,000 )
    13 - 203,000 - 2015 GRAMMY NOMINEES - Various ( 203,000 )
    14 - 173,000 - SMOKE + MIRRORS - Imagine Dragons ( 173,000 )
    15 - 171,000 - HOZIER - Hozier ( 473,000 )
    16 - 135,000 - V - Maroon 5 ( 735,000 )
    17 - 124,000 - INTO THE WOODS - Soundtrack ( 212,000 )
    18 - 123,000 - MONTEVALLO - Sam Hunt ( 334,000 )
    19 - 110,000 - FOUR - One Direction ( 924,000 )
    20 - 102,000 - FROZEN - Soundtrack ( 3,966,000 )
    21 - 98,000 - OLD BOOTS NEW DIRT - Jason Aldean ( 851,000 )
    22 - 95,000 - MORNING PHASE - Beck ( 387,000 )
    23 - 93,000 - NOW 52 - Various ( 529,000 )
    24 - 93,000 - NON FICTION - Ne-Yo ( 93,000 )
    25 - 92,000 - ANNIE - Soundtrack ( 162,000 )
    26 - 88,000 - GREATEST HITS: DECADE #1 - Carrie Underwood ( 289,000 )
    27 - 87,000 - ROCK OR BUST - AC/DC ( 486,000 )
    28 - 84,000 - SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT - Bob Dylan ( 84,000 )
    29 - 83,000 - WHAT A TERRIBLE WORLD WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WORLD - Decemberists ( 83,000 )
    30 - 82,000 - THE PALE EMPEROR - Marilyn Manson ( 82,000 )
    31 - 78,000 - B4.DA.$$ - Joey Bada$$ ( 78,000 )
    32 - 78,000 - 1000 FORMS OF FEAR - Sia ( 246,000 )
    33 - 77,000 - MAN AGAINST MACHINE - Garth Brooks ( 596,000 )
    34 - 77,000 - WALLFLOWER - Diana Krall ( 77,000 )
    35 - 77,000 - REFLECTION - Fifth Harmony ( 77,000 )
    36 - 74,000 - SREMMLIFE - Rae Sremmurd ( 74,000 )
    37 - 73,000 - BLACK MESSIAH - D'Angelo & the Vanguard ( 222,000 )
    38 - 73,000 - ANYTHING GOES - Florida Georgia Line ( 575,000 )
    39 - 66,000 - UPTOWN SPECIAL - Mark Ronson ( 66,000 )
    40 - 65,000 - CRASH MY PARTY - Luke Bryan ( 2,385,000 )
    41 - 64,000 - REALITY SHOW - Jazmine Sullivan ( 64,000 )
    42 - 63,000 - MY EVERYTHING - Ariana Grande ( 572,000 )
    43 - 62,000 - TETSUO & YOUTH - Lupe Fiasco ( 62,000 )
    44 - 56,000 - PARTNERS - Barbra Streisand ( 912,000 )
    45 - 55,000 - FOREVER CHARLIE - Charlie Wilson ( 55,000 )
    46 - 55,000 - THE YOUNG OG PROJECT - Fabolous ( 122,000 )
    47 - 52,000 - THE LONDON SESSIONS - Mary J Blige ( 178,000 )
    48 - 52,000 - WE WILL NOT BE SHAKEN - Bethel Music ( 52,000 )
    49 - 52,000 - NO FIXED ADDRESS - Nickelback ( 287,000 )
    50 - 51,000 - LOST ON THE RIVER - New Basement Tapes ( 147,000 )

    Source - Oldbloke

    Thursday, February 26, 2015
    YOUR TOP 15: BIG SEAN GETS BIGGER
    Def Jam Star Looking at a Huge Bow

    Big Sean blows away expectations with sales nearly double the first week of his previous release, 2013's Hall of Fame, which opened with 72k. Here's how it looks headed into the weekend:

    *Big Sean (Def Jam) 155-165k (125-135k sales)
    *Kid Rock (Warner Bros.) 125-135k (120-130k sales)
    Drake (YMCMB/Republic) 90-100k (55-60k sales)
    Fifty Shades of Grey (Republic) 90-100k (65-70k sales)
    Chris Brown & Tyga (RCA) 70-75k (55-60k sales)
    Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 70-75k (40-45k sales)

    Imagine Dragons (KidinaKorner/Interscope) 60-65k (45-50k sales)
    Ed Sheeran (Atlantic) 60-65k (30-35k sales)
    Sam Smith (Capitol) 60-65k (35-40k sales)
    Maroon 5 (222/Interscope) 45-50k (14-17k sales)
    *Red (Provident) 35-40k (30-35k sales)
    Meghan Trainor (Epic) 35-40k (19-21k sales)
    Nicki Minaj (YMCMB/Republic) 30-35k (13-15k sales)
    *Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti (Rhino) 30-35k (30-35k sales)
    Hozier (Columbia) 30-35k (15-17k sales)

    *Debuts

    Source - HDD


    2014 US Year-to-Date ALBUM SALES WEEK 44
    (week ending November 2, 2014)

    Albums shown are 2014 releases

    Rank - Estimated 2014 Sales - TITLE - Artist ( Estimated Total Sales )
    * 01 - 1,287,000 - 1989 - Taylor Swift ( 1,287,000 )

    02 - 746,000 - IN THE LONELY HOUR - Sam Smith ( 746,000 )
    03 - 746,000 - THE OUTSIDERS - Eric Church ( 746,000 )
    04 - 745,000 - GHOST STORIES - Coldplay ( 745,000 )
    05 - 654,000 - NOW 50 - Various ( 654,000 )
    06 - 608,000 - JUST AS I AM - Brantley Gilbert ( 608,000 )
    07 - 584,000 - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX VOL.1 - Soundtrack ( 584,000 )
    08 - 559,000 - X - Ed Sheeran ( 559,000 )
    09 - 554,000 - PARTNERS - Barbra Streisand ( 554,000 )
    10 - 541,000 - G I R L - Pharrell Williams ( 541,000 )
    11 - 526,000 - NOW 49 - Various ( 526,000 )
    12 - 520,000 - 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER - 5 Seconds Of Summer ( 520,000 )

    * debut


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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

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    Do those statistics include all versions of 1989, or just the US release? If Taylor released another version of 1989, live/remix would they count with the US release?
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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    ListeningToTaylorsMusic wrote:
    Do those statistics include all versions of 1989, or just the US release? If Taylor released another version of 1989, live/remix would they count with the US release?
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    Just US release sales and includes all versions of the album since all versions contain the same 13 songs of the standard album - Billboard reports data obtained from Neilsen SoundScan and Oldbloke fills in estimated sales whenever actual sales aren't available through the media. Billboard has rules for what is allowed to be reported for an album's retail sales (and RIAA has different rules for album shipments). For example, Fearless Platinum sales were added to the Fearless total while Speak Now Live was considered to be a separate album from Speak Now.

    At the time of Fearless Platinum release, the rule to include these sales with the original Fearless sales was that Fearless Platinum had to have a minimum of 75% of the same songs from the original Fearless album plus any additional song tracks - but Billboard can change rules on short notice.
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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 11:20 PM

    amazing succes..wow

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    thats sooooo coool

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    Style is top Airplay Gainer for 4th consecutive week!

    Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    Style continues to move up the Billboard Hot 100 chart


    Taylor Swift's "Style" advances 8-7 on the Hot 100 with top Airplay Gainer honors for a fourth consecutive week. The third single from 1989 surges 4-3 on Radio Songs (115 million, up 14 percent) and holds at No. 8 on Digital Songs (91,000, down 9 percent). Meanwhile, Swift's former seven-week No. 1 "Blank Space" descends 7-8 on the Hot 100.

    Source - Billboard

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