One Direction outsell Taylor Swift for new #1 spot

November 28, 2014 10:44 PM

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The blockbusters have finally kicked in — will Taylor Swift and One Direction make a dent in the numbers? Album sales ticked down another notch this week to down 12 percent year-over-year. Track sales, however, remain stuck, down 13 percent from the previous year, Rolling Stone reports.

After three weeks of Swift dominance, One Direction’s four hits #1 with 387,000 sales, making it the year’s second-biggest debut. But buried within this happy holiday news is a darker trend. The previous One Direction album, last year’s Midnight Memories, sold 546,000 copies and Billboard’s retail e...

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