"1989" sold 402,000 copies in its second week according to
sales figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan, outpacing the
cumulative sales of the rest of the nine albums in the top ten
of Billboard's weekly album chart by nearly 100,000 copies.
The "Now 52" compilation held steady at No. 2 with sales of
59,000, and only three new entries made the top ten of the
Billboard 200 chart this week.
Veteran singer Bette Midler's "It's the Girls" clocked in at No.
3, British electronic music DJ Calvin Harris' "Motion" entered
at No. 5 and country singer Sam Hunt's "Montevallo" rounded out
the list at No. 10.
"1989" opened with 1.3 million copies last week and became
Swift's third album to open with more than 1 million copies,
making her the only artist to achieve the milestone. The album,
billed as Swift's first all-pop record, has benefited from
multi-platform promotion and the singer's dedicated social media
On the Digital Songs chart this week, which measures single song
downloads, Swift's "Blank Space" and "Shake It Off" were at No.
2 and No. 3 respectively, behind Meghan Trainor's "All About
That Bass" at No. 1.
(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Marguerita Choy)
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