Taylor Swift’s reign as a pop star has never ceased to amaze the entertainment industry. Even though the track sales now are down by 13%, it has improved a small percentage from 14% last year. The increase actually proves to be an unexpected blessing.
For an otherwise crumbling record industry this is indeed an important boon in desperate times.
Earlier this week, Taylor Swift’s 1989 album still reigned as No. 1 on Billboard’s Top album charts. This is her second award regarding best weekly album sales this year.
Swift sold 1,287 million copies of 1her album 1989 in only a short week after its release. This week the Taylor fans and patrons were not generous enough following shrunk album sales of 69%.
But this does not really matter, since she still seized the top spot. The dropping of her spot was rumored to be the result of the withdrawal of her album from Spotify, a commercial music streaming service that would have more than likely helped Taylor Swift’s sales.
With 402,000 copies of albums sold, 1989 faced little to no competition from Coldplay’s Ghost Stories and Bette Midler’s It’s the Girls.
According to Billboard, although these statistics are lower than what is expected, this year’s sales are still far better off than Taylor Swift’s sales revenue on her other albums the previous years. For sure 2014 is going to prove as sweet as a Skout bar.