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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?

........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

2014
4.505 million March 21, 2015

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

Source

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

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)

Source

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    35-40k predicted for 1989 by HDD

    Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    35-40k predicted for 1989 by HDD for this week's US sales


    Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 65-70k (35-40k sales)

    Source - HDD

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    Taylor Swift, "New Romantics"
    Swift charts her third bonus cut from the deluxe version of 1989 (previously available exclusively at Target), as "New Romantics" debuts at No. 71. "Wonderland" bowed at No. 51 (March 7)* and "You Are in Love" launched at No. 83 (March 14).*

    * subtract 13 from Billboard dates to get real dates.....Billboard really loves 13 and Taylor......just like the rest of us!


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    Best selling albums in the world in 2015

    Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Washingtonian25 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:09 pm
    BEST SELLING ALBUMS OF 2015

    1. “1989” Taylor Swift – 1,976,000 (6,595,000)

    2. “X” Ed Sheeran – 1,619,000 (5,105,000)
    3. “In The Lonely Hour” Sam Smith – 1,446,000 (4,325,000)
    4. “50 Shades Of Grey” OST – 886,000
    5. “If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late” Drake – 867,000
    6. “Rock or Bust” AC/DC – 817,000 (2,356,000)
    7. “Koko Ga Rhodes Da, Koko De Tobe!” AKB48 – 774,000
    8. “Planet Seven” Sandaime J Soul Brothers – 737,000
    9. “Title” Meghan Trainor – 708,000
    10. “Four” One Direction – 675,000 (2,611,000)

    11. “Frozen” OST – 680,000 (7,997,000)
    12. “Hozier” Hozier – 593,000 (1,047,000)
    13. “Guardians Of The Galaxy” OST – 576,000 (1,840,000)
    14. “The Endless River” Pink Floyd – 507,000 (2,224,000)
    15. “American Beauty/American Psycho” Fall Out Boy – 503,000
    16. “The Pinkprint” Nicki Minaj – 481,000 (730,000)
    17. “Wanted On Voyage” George Ezra – 467,000 (1,287,000)
    18. “Smoke+Mirrors” Imagine Dragons – 413,000
    19. “Tree” Sekai No Owari – 408,000
    20. “V” Maroon 5 – 402,000 (1,473,000)

    21. “2014 Forest Hills Drive” J.Cole – 380,000 (903,000)
    22. “Listen” David Guetta – 345,000 (814,000)
    23. “1000 Forms of Fear” Sia – 313,000 (818,000)
    24. “Wallflower” Diana Krall – 307,000
    25. “Sonic Highways” Foo Fighters – 286,000 (1,211,000)
    26. “Tomei Na Iro” Nogizaka 46 – 285,000
    27. “My Everything” Ariana Grande – 283,000 (1,345,000)
    28. “Shadows In The Night” Bob Dylan – 276,000
    29. “Farbenspiel” Helene Fischer – 252,000 (1,994,000)
    30. “Uptown Special” Mark Ronson – 250,000

    31. “Motion” Calvin Harris – 248,000 (598,000)
    32. “E.G. Time” E-Girls – 240,000
    33. “Ghost Stories” Coldplay – 234,000 (3,271,000)
    34. “Partners” Barbra Streisand – 231,000 (1,643,000)
    35. “Christmas” Michael Buble – 230,000 (9,666,000)
    36. “Never Been Better” Olly Murs – 230,000 (589,000)
    37. “Kendji” Kendji Girac – 219,000 (740,000)
    38. “Kids Bop 27” Kidz Bop Kids – 214,000
    39. “The Pale Emperor” Marilyn Manson – 213,000
    40. “No Fixed Address” Nickelback – 212,000 (682,000)

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    Taylor Swift’s “Style” Becomes Pop Radio’s Most Played Song

    Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    Taylor Swift’s “Style” Becomes Pop Radio’s Most Played Song

    Following in the footsteps of previous "1989" singles "Shake it Off" and "Blank Space," Taylor Swift's "Style" becomes pop radio's most played song.

    When it comes to pop radio, Taylor Swift’s “1989” is about to improve its success rate to three-for-three.

    “Style,” the latest single from Swift’s blockbuster album, is poised to officially claim #1 on this week’s edition of the Mediabase pop radio airplay chart.

    It already holds the top spot on the rolling listing.

    The recipient of 18,158 spins, “Style” was pop radio’s most played song during the March 7-13 tracking week. Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” which ascended to #1 on last week’s official airplay chart, received 18,114 spins within the same 3/7-13 window.

    If “Style” can hold onto its lead through Sunday’s official update–and indications suggest it will actually expand that lead–it will formally become pop’s #1 song.

    Previous “1989” singles “Shake it Off” and “Blank Space” also reached the apex of the Mediabase pop airplay chart. Prior to releasing the album, Swift reached #1 at pop with “Love Story,” “You Belong with Me” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.”

    — A multi-format hit, “Style” is currently the 4th-most played song at hot adult contemporary, the 15th-most played song at adult contemporary and the 27th-most played song at rhythmic. It ranks at #6 on Billboard’s all-encompassing Hot 100.

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Congrats Taylor! Forever a swiftie!
    You deserve all of this!
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    Music Row artist stats

    Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    MusicRow covers Nashville artists.......country artists like Taylor

    .....there are three artists on their Twitter list with over 5 million Twitter followers and four artists with over 10 million Facebook followers

    1 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift
    Twitter | 54,733,984

    Facebook 71,832,392

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    http://www.musicrow.com/charts/top-ranking-country-artists/?sort=followers
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    Taylor is still Country says Academy of Country Music - 50th Anniversary Milestone Award

    Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Taylor's songwriting is still Country so I agree with the ACM decision to award Taylor a 50th Anniversary Milestone Award!


    Taylor Swift, George Strait, More To Receive Special ACM Honors
    By Associated Press | March 24, 2015 7:36 PM EDT



    Even though Taylor Swift has officially gone pop, she still has a special place with the Academy of Country Music, which will be giving her and superstars like Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Miranda Lambert and Garth Brooks a special honor at next month's ACM Awards.

    The Academy is handing out a 50th Anniversary Milestone Award to celebrate seven of their biggest winners, also including Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn. The honorees will be given a trophy specially designed by jeweler David Yurman, complete with black diamonds, sterling silver and white gold.

    Garth Brooks has gotten the most ACM Entertainer of the Year trophies with six; Chesney has four and also got the first fan-voted Entertainer of the Year. Lambert has 18 ACM Awards, making her the most awarded solo female artist; McEntire has the most female vocalist of the year trophies with seven; Strait has won 21 ACMs over four consecutive decades; Swift was the youngest Entertainer of the Year winner at 21; and Brooks & Dunn have the most ACMs in total with 27.

    The Milestone Awards will be presented April 19 at the 50th annual ACMs, to be held at AT&T Stadium outside of Dallas and broadcast live on CBS.


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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Sun, Mar 29, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    13SparksFly13 wrote:
    Taylor's songwriting is still Country so I agree with the ACM decision to award Taylor a 50th Anniversary Milestone Award!


    Taylor Swift, George Strait, More To Receive Special ACM Honors
    By Associated Press | March 24, 2015 7:36 PM EDT



    Even though Taylor Swift has officially gone pop, she still has a special place with the Academy of Country Music, which will be giving her and superstars like Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Miranda Lambert and Garth Brooks a special honor at next month's ACM Awards.

    The Academy is handing out a 50th Anniversary Milestone Award to celebrate seven of their biggest winners, also including Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn. The honorees will be given a trophy specially designed by jeweler David Yurman, complete with black diamonds, sterling silver and white gold.

    Garth Brooks has gotten the most ACM Entertainer of the Year trophies with six; Chesney has four and also got the first fan-voted Entertainer of the Year. Lambert has 18 ACM Awards, making her the most awarded solo female artist; McEntire has the most female vocalist of the year trophies with seven; Strait has won 21 ACMs over four consecutive decades; Swift was the youngest Entertainer of the Year winner at 21; and Brooks & Dunn have the most ACMs in total with 27.

    The Milestone Awards will be presented April 19 at the 50th annual ACMs, to be held at AT&T Stadium outside of Dallas and broadcast live on CBS.


    Source - Billboard


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    Yay!!!! This makes me really really really happy
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    1989 to outsell Eminem's Recovery next week!

    Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 3:31 PM

    Taylor's 1989 is tied for # 3 next week in album sales]

    ......and headed for # 2 sales of US albums since 2010!

    by oldbloke » Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:44 pm
    THE DECADE 2010-2019...SO FAR (WEEK 269)

    Rank - Estimated Sales (millions) - TITLE - Artist
    01 - 11,087,000 - 21 - Adele
    02 - 4,653,000 - RECOVERY - Eminem (estimated 4.66 million)

    03 - 4,474,000 - SPEAK NOW - Taylor Swift
    04 - 4,414,000 - 1989 - Taylor Swift (4.65 million this week)

    05 - 4,153,000 - RED - Taylor Swift

    Source - Oldbloke


    US Sales Prediction by HDD for week ending April 12, 2015

    Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 24-27k albums

    Source

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    by pawankumar0717 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:25 pm
    WW Sales : 74000 (6,895,000)
    US Sales : 39000 (4,649,000) (source HDD)
    2015 Sales : 988,000
    Outside of US : 2,246,000

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    1st US album selling one million copies in 2015

    Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Taylor's 1989 is the first album to sell a million copies in the US this year!

    — Taylor Swift, 1989 - No. 5 — As the set's total sales rise to 4.678 million sold through the week ending April 12, it also becomes the first album to sell a million copies in 2015. It sold another 27,000 copies in the most recent tracking frame, bringing its 2015 sum to 1.015 million.

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    1989 leads Billboard Year sales by 1.9 million

    Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    The magazine Billboard has a sales year beginning about 4 weeks before Christmas....

    .....so 1989's total sales are reduced by one week (biggest sales week in 13 years) for this sales list

    "BILLBOARD YEAR" MONTH 5

    (week ending April 12, 2015)

    ALBUMS (INCLUDING TEA & SEA)

    Rank - Estimated Sales (millions) - TITLE - Artist

    01 - 3.46 - 1989 - Taylor Swift

    02 - 1.53 - IN THE LONELY HOUR - Sam Smith
    03 - 1.45 - X - Ed Sheeran
    04 - 1.19 - FOUR - One Direction
    05 - 1.13 - IF YOU'RE READING THIS IT'S TOO LATE - Drake
    06 - 1.13 - THAT'S CHRISTMAS TO ME - Pentatonix
    07 - 1.05 - 2014 FOREST HILLS DRIVE - J Cole
    08 - 1.04 - THE PINKPRINT - Nicki Minaj
    09 - 0.92 - V - Maroon 5
    10 - 0.91 - 50 SHADES OF GREY - Soundtrack
    11 - 0.86 - HOZIER - Hozier
    12 - 0.83 - TITLE - Meghan Trainor
    13 - 0.64 - MY EVERYTHING - Ariana Grande
    14 - 0.60 - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX VOL. 1 - Soundtrack
    15 - 0.59 - TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY - Kendrick Lamar
    16 - 0.58 - AMERICAN BEAUTY / AMERICAN PSYCHO - Fall Out Boy
    17 - 0.54 - MONTEVALLO - Sam Hunt
    18 - 0.52 - FROZEN - Soundtrack
    19 - 0.51 - ROCK OR BUST - AC/DC
    20 - 0.48 - UPTOWN SPECIAL - Mark Ronson
    21 - 0.47 - MAN AGAINST MACHINE - Garth Brooks
    22 - 0.47 - OLD BOOTS NEW DIRT - Jason Aldean
    23 - 0.46 - GREATEST HITS: DECADE #1 - Carrie Underwood
    24 - 0.40 - ANYTHING GOES - Florida Georgia Line
    25 - 0.40 - SMOKE + MIRRORS - Imagine Dragons
    26 - 0.40 - NICK JONAS - Nick Jonas
    27 - 0.38 - DARK SKY PARADISE - Big Sean
    28 - 0.37 - NOW 53 - Various
    29 - 0.37 - EMPIRE: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FROM SEASON 1 - Soundtrack
    30 - 0.37 - NOW 52 - Various
    31 - 0.35 - GLOBALIZATION - Pitbull
    32 - 0.34 - CRASH MY PARTY - Luke Bryan
    33 - 0.34 - CHRISTMAS - Michael Buble
    34 - 0.32 - NO FIXED ADDRESS - Nickelback
    35 - 0.31 - PARTNERS - Barbra Streisand
    36 - 0.31 - HOLIDAY WISHES - Idina Menzel
    37 - 0.30 - SHADYXV - Various
    38 - 0.29 - BEYONCÉ - Beyoncé
    39 - 0.28 - KIDZ BOP 27 - Kidz Bop Kids
    40 - 0.28 - NATIVE - OneRepublic
    41 - 0.28 - 1000 FORMS OF FEAR - Sia
    42 - 0.27 - BLACK MESSIAH - D'Angelo & the Vanguard
    43 - 0.27 - NIGHT VISIONS - Imagine Dragons
    44 - 0.26 - GRAMMY 2015 NOMINEES - Various
    45 - 0.26 - THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART I - Soundtrack
    46 - 0.26 - CHEEK TO CHEEK - Tony Bennett & Lady GaGa
    47 - 0.26 - DREAM YOUR LIFE AWAY - Vance Joy
    48 - 0.25 - SONIC HIGHWAYS - Foo Fighters
    49 - 0.25 - FIRST KISS - Kid Rock
    50 - 0.25 - FURIOUS 7 - Soundtrack

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    # 1 iTunes Japan for 1989 album!

    Wed, May 6, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    Japan puts Taylor's 1989 at # 1 on iTunes

    iTunes Japan
    Songs:

    5. Shake It Off
    39. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
    92. Blank Space
    136. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
    185. Welcome To New York
    187. You Belong With Me

    Albums:
    1. 1989
    3. Red
    25. Speak Now
    33. Fearless
    52. 1989
    65. Taylor Swift

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Sat, May 9, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    Awesome data you got there! Tay slayssss!

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    Top selling albums released in the US in 2014

    Sat, May 16, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Taylor's 1989 album leads all 2014 releases


    Top 20 releases of 2014.
    As of 10/05/2015 :

    01 TAYLOR SWIFT - 1989 26,000 4,768,000

    02 SAM SMITH - In The Lonely Hour 24,000 1,900,000
    03 ED SHEERAN - X 21,000 1,453,000
    04 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX VOL.1 (soundtrack) 13,000 1,253,000
    05 PENTATONIX - That's Christmas To Me 0,000 1,165,000
    06 ONE DIRECTION - Four 3,000 971,000
    07 BARBRA STREISAND - Partners 2,000 937,000
    08 JASON ALDEAN - Old Boots, New Dirt 9,000 936,000
    09 ERIC CHURCH - The Outsiders 8,000 935,000
    10 MAROON 5 - V 12,000 915,000

    11 J. COLE - 2014 Forest Hills Drive 6,000 899,000
    12 COLDPLAY - Ghost Stories 2,000 836,000
    13 BRANTLEY GILBERT - Just As I Am 3,000 771,000
    14 NOW 50 (compilation) 1,000 720,000
    15 MIRANDA LAMBERT - Platinum 5,000 704,000
    16 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER - 5 Seconds Of Summer 1,000 701,000
    17 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE - Anything Goes 8,000 661,000
    18 GARTH BROOKS - Man Against Machine 6,000 636,000
    19 ARIANA GRANDE - My Everything 3,000 629,000
    20 PHARRELL WILLIAMS - G I R L 1,000 620,000

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Sun, May 17, 2015 at 1:14 AM

    awesome ..very good really..i wish succes

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    86x P RIAA certification total for Taylor in May

    Mon, May 18, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    Taylor certifies on May 13th to up her total to 86x P

    SWIFT, TAYLOR BLANK SPACE October 27, 2014 May 13, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital 6.00x MULTI PLATINUM SINGLE SOLO


    SWIFT, TAYLOR SHAKE IT OFF August 18, 2014 May 13, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital 7.00x MULTI PLATINUM SINGLE SOLO



    Artist Certified Units in Millions

    SWIFT, TAYLOR 86

    PERRY, KATY 79
    RIHANNA 52
    WEST, KANYE 46.5
    BIEBER, JUSTIN 34.5
    LIL WAYNE 33
    EMINEM 31
    FLO RIDA 30.5

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    352k iTunes sales prediction for Bad Blood by kworb

    Thu, May 21, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    kworb isn't terribly accurate for week long predictions when song tracks start selling 47k in 3.5 hours (as reported for Bad Blood on Sunday).....but the sales estimates for Wiz Khalifa should be fairly accurate at 184k this week

    It will change every day for BB, but on Thursday May 21/15 the prediction by kworb is presently showing 352k


    Position Days in Sales est. for wk ending
    7d 5d 4d 3d 2d 1d now Artist and Title Peak Top 10 Top 100 5/17 5/24 %Chng
    186 144 113 1 1 1 1 Taylor Swift - Bad Blood 1[4] 6 93 41k 352k
    1 1 1 2 4 4 2 Wiz Khalifa - See You Again 1[45] 49 73 229k 184k -19%


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    2015 YEAR-TO-DATE MARKETSHARE AT THE FOUR-MONTH MARK

    Thu, May 21, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Thursday, May 21, 2015
    2015 YEAR-TO-DATE MARKETSHARE AT THE FOUR-MONTH MARK

    TEA = track equivalent albums



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    1989 # 2 predicted by HDD

    Thu, May 21, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    1989 is forecast to be # 3 for US album sales and # 2 for SPS Sales Total for the week!

    Thursday, May 21, 2015
    YOUR TOP 15: HOLIDAY-WEEKEND OBLIVION EDITION
    Six Debuts Going Into the Weekend

    Six debuts land in next week’s Top 15 led by Fueled By Ramen’s twenty one pilots. Taylor Swift may battle the Pitch Perfect 2 soundtrack for the runner-up spot on our SPS chart, driven by the recently premiered (and record-breaking) "Bad Blood" video. Brantley Gilbert returns to the Top 15 with the deluxe version of his Just As I Am. Here’s how it looks headed into the weekend:

    *twenty one pilots (Fueled By Ramen) 125-135k sales, 130-140k SPS
    Pitch Perfect 2 (UMe) 65-70k, 75-80k

    Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 40-45k, 80-85k


    Josh Groban (Reprise) 35-40k, 35-40k
    *Zedd (Interscope) 35-40k, 40-45k
    Mumford & Sons (Glassnote) 27-30k, 35-40k
    *Brandon Flowers (Island) 27-30k, 28-32k
    *Jamie Foxx (RCA) 25-28k, 28-32k
    *Faith No More (Ipecac) 24-27k, 25-28k
    Zac Brown Band (Southern Ground/Varvatos/BMLG/Republic) 22-25k, 28-32k
    Now 54 (NOW) 21-24k, 21-24k
    Brantley Gilbert (Valory) 22-25k, 28-32k
    Meghan Trainor (Epic) 19-22k, 35-40k
    *Gerardo Ortiz (Sony Latin) 18-21k, 19-22k
    Fifty Shades of Grey (Republic) 17-20k, 35-40k

    *Debuts

    Source - HDD


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    not sure how HDD calculates SPS but this is an estimate for Billboard's method

    Hot 100 point system:
    1k sales: 1 point
    1m airplay: ~1.2 points*
    1m streams: ~13.50 points*

    *To within about 5%

    Source Algebra. (Theodorerichert)

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