Swift's '1989' edges out 'Frozen' for year's top-selling album

Taylor Swift stole the crown from the princesses of “Frozen” in the final week of 2014 as her pop-centric “1989” became the top-selling album of the year, Billboard reported on Wednesday.

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In the nine weeks since its release, “1989” sold 3.66 million copies, clipping the 3.53 million in sales for the soundtrack of the Disney blockbuster, which was the top-selling album of the year every week except the final one.

“1989” held the No. 1 spot in the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 chart for the seventh time, selling 430,000 units in the week ending Dec. 28, including 326,000 album copies and over 1 million songs, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

The album, Swift’s fourth No. 1, first launched on the back of “Shake It Off,” but the single “Blank Space” has taken over and is the top song downloaded digitally, according to Nielsen.


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Swift's '1989' edges out 'Frozen' for year's top-selling album

by Benazir Mir Samad