Taylor Swift Keeps The Billboard Number One Spot Warm: This Week in Music

November 13, 2014 3:23 PM

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Taylor Swift Keeps The Billboard Number One Spot Warm: This Week in Music

People, get ready for the most shocking thing that you’ll hear all week: Taylor Swift’s 1989 remains atop the Billboard 200 after debuting with 1.287 million copies last week. This week the numbers are more modest, but still better than most artists can brag about. Swift sold 402,000 copies.

How significant is 402,000 copies – well, as Keith Caulfield and Billboard tell it, 402,000 copies is the second largest sales week of the year. Taylor Swift, hence, is nothing short of a beast – in a good way of course. Forget about a platinum album – 1989 is well on its way to double platinum. ...

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