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Taylor Swift's '1989' Beats 'Frozen' As Top Selling Album of 2014

 

 

In the final tracking week of 2014, '1989' surpassed 'Frozen' as year's top seller

Leave it to Taylor Swift to spoil Disney's Frozen party.

It came down to the wire, but in the final week of 2014, Swift's 1989 finishes as the year's top selling album. After only nine weeks on sale, Swift's set stole the title away from Walt Disney Records' Frozen soundtrack in the very last tracking frame of the year.

1989 -- released through Big Machine Records -- sold 3.66 million copies in 2014, according to Nielsen Music, while the Frozen album shifted 3.53 million. (Nielsen's 2014 tracking year ran from Dec. 30, 2013 through Dec. 28, 2014.)

The Frozen soundtrack was the year-to-date top selling album of 2014 in every single tracking week of the year, except for the final frame (ending Dec. 28). In the week previous (Dec. 21), 1989's tally stood at 3.34 million, while Frozen was at 3.46 million. But, with one final week left on the calendar -- the most recent tracking week -- it seemed 1989 would overtake Frozen. And, it did.

In the week ending Dec. 28, 1989 sold 326,000 copies, while Frozen moved 64,000, thus easily securing Swift the year's top seller.

This is the second time Swift has earned the top selling album of a calendar year.She did it previously back in 2009 with her second studio album, Fearless, which moved 3.22 million that year. 

Since Nielsen's first full year of music sales data (1992), there has been no other instance where an album was the year's top seller in every week, only to have the rug pulled out from under it in the final frame. The closest comparable is 20 years ago, when Ace of Base's The Sign was the top seller of 1994 from the week ending May 15 up until the very last week of the year. Then, in the final frame of 1994 (which was actually the week ending Jan. 1, 1995), Disney's The Lion Kingsoundtrack overtook The Sign (4.93 million versus 4.92 million).

There have only been two times where the top selling album of the year changed in the final tracking week: this year and in 1994.

1989 and Frozen are the only two albums to sell more than 3 million copies in 2014. (Frozen was released in late 2013, and has sold 3.86 million in total.)

A year ago, no albums sold more than 3 million -- 2013's top seller was Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience with 2.43 million.

However, 2013 tallied 45 albums that sold at least 500,000 copies, with 13 of those selling more than a million. Comparably, in 2014, there were just 31 titles that sold 500,000, with only four of them reaching a million.

Sam Smith's In the Lonely Hour is 2014's No. 3 seller (1.21 million), followed byPentatonix's That's Christmas To Me (1.14 million).

 

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Eh, I personally disagree, Im finding the people who like/love most of her stuff before this album hate this, but most like me who got pulled in by the singles like it (at least, don't love it). As easily overated as both Taylor & Frozen are, I take Taylor & 1989 over Frozen.

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Eh, I personally disagree, Im finding the people who like/love most of her stuff before this album hate this, but most like me who got pulled in by the singles like it (at least, don't love it). As easily overated as both Taylor & Frozen are, I take Taylor & 1989 over Frozen.

 

Her last two or three albums, Red especially, are admittedly guilty pleasures of mine. Though, no matter how catchy I've found "Shake It Off" to be, it doesn't take away the fact I find it to be crap. I just can't get into this album whatsoever and I found "Frozen" to be one of the most overrated movies and soundtracks ever ("Let It Go" aside). :lol:

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 it feels like people are stanning for receipts and not the music when it comes to Taylor. It's like Celine.

 

There is something about her that screams fake to me. 

It's crazy cause all those albums Celine sold nobody talks about her to this day. Not even as a Legend or Icon

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It's crazy cause all those albums Celine sold nobody talks about her to this day. Not even as a Legend or Icon

 

Celine is a commercial icon. Record sales and touring numbers, but that's it. 

 

kin is right in that Taylor is beginning to fall in that territory.

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Sure.. if you're a girl under the age of 12 :asham: #gay 

 

Please tell me you don't own it on Bluray/DVD/Digital

 

or

 

Please don't tell me you spent $10 at a theater to go see it unless you took a young sibling/nephew/niece

No lol I don't own it and never saw it in theatres. One night I was bored so I went to movie4k to look for movies to watch online and I decided to watch Frozen due to all the hoopla about it. I only saw it once lol

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I've been doing Pandora, and im on some current popular station, and once I hit like on a Taylor Swift song off her new album, and I do believe it was "Shake it Off" I started getting more Swift. Thing was, I liked several more of her songs...was not expecting that....

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