Taylor Swift Dominance Continues: 400,000 Expected In Second-Week 1989 Sales

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By Daniel Gates

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Taylor Swift is expected to continue her sales dominance for the foreseeable future. According to Billboard, the singer’s chart-topping album 1989 will hold its #1 spot when its second week ends on Sunday. Not only that, but 1989 is on pace to sell about 400,000 copies for the timeframe — more than four times as many as the second-place finisher.

How big is 1989? If it hits the 400,000 mark for Week 2, that would give the album the two biggest sales weeks of 2014. Swift’s new release debuted to a staggering 1.28 million in sales for its debut week. It looks like last week’s #2 album, Now That’s What I Call Music 52, will keep that spot with about 70,000 in sales. No other album should even approach six figures in sales.

Swift is responsible for three of the four most recent weeks of a million album sales, with Speak Now, Red and 1989. She’s the first woman to have three albums reach that milestone. 1989 became the year’s biggest-selling 2014 release after just days, and is already the second-best selling album of the year, behind the continuing sales of last year’s Frozen soundtrack. In other words, Taylor Swift is doing pretty well. Have you bought 1989?

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