Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Taylor Swift is Officially Number 1– with 1.3 million Copies Sold and No Streaming on Spotify


That’s it. Taylor Swift is officially numero uno with the “1989” album. She sold 1.3 million copies according to and SoundScan. Swift’s peeps refused to let Spotify stream the album, so that certainly added to actual sales. “1989” becomes the only million selling album of the year. Quite amazing. This may be the last actual hit album in history. God bless her, Swift worked for it. You can’t get away from her at this point. “1989” sold more copies than the entire top 50, maybe more than the top 100 in total. That’s the state of the business.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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