1989 becomes Taylor Swift’s first million-seller in the UK

Taylor Swift’s 1989 has become her first album to sell 1 million copies in the UK.

The 2014 album passed the milestone in yesterday’s midweeks, where it was No.23 on sales of 1,908. That figure comprises 850 physical copies of the LP, plus 908 digital downloads and 150 album stream ‘sales’.

Added to the total tally from Friday’s chart of 998,925, that puts total sales of 1989 at 1,000,833 – just over the million mark, with half the chart week yet to go.

1989 only spent one week at No.1, when it debuted at the top spot on November 8, 2014. It hasn’t left the Top 40 in 68 weeks though, with its lowest point coming in December last year, when it charted at No.27.

It’s worth noting that, despite being taken off most services (bar Apple Music), 1989 would not yet have crossed the million mark without streaming ‘sales’. Counting both the cumulative total, without its 5,484 album streaming ‘sales’, and just actual purchases in Monday’s midweek figure, 1989 has actually sold 995,199.

That’s still much closer to 1 million than previous album Red, which since being released in 2012 had sold 585,051 as of Friday.

Posted on February 27, 2016 in Uncategorized

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