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Taylor Swift has US’s best-selling album of 2014

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By EMN Updated: Jan 03, 2015 10:38 pm
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Taylor Swift topped the United States’ best-selling album list of 2014.
Figures provided by Nielsen Music show that the 25-year-old singer’s fifth studio album, ‘1989’, sold 3.66 million copies, beating the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack to the crown.
The movie’s hit album – which ended the year with 3.53 million sales – topped the tracking list every week of the year until a sudden surge of sales of ‘1989’ – 326,000 copies in the week ending December 28 – meant the title was easily secured for the singer.
Both albums were the only two to sell more than three million copies in 2014.
Sam Smith’s debut LP, ‘In The Lonely Hour’, was the third-best selling album of 2014 in the United States, shifting 1.21 million copies.
Beyoncé, Lorde and One Direction also appear in the list as well as Barbra Streisand and Pentatonix.
For the first time in Nielsen Music history, Disney Music Group has two albums in the top five – the soundtracks of ‘Frozen’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’.
It is not the first year Taylor has been handed the accolade for best-selling album; in 2009, her second studio album, ‘Fearless’, shifted 3.22 million copies.

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By EMN Updated: Jan 03, 2015 10:38:07 pm