Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Becomes Fifth Album to Spend First Year in Billboard 200 Top 10
Taylor Swift first purely pop album, 1989, has continued to earn accolades a full year after its release. The record is only the fifth project ever to spend its entire first year in the all-genre Billboard 200 Top 10.
1989 was released on Oct. 27, 2014, and debuted in the No. 1 spot. Since then, it has spent 11 non-consecutive weeks at the top of the chart, becoming Swift's second album to spend more than 10 weeks at No. 1. The country-turned-pop superstar is only the second woman to have at least two albums stay at No. 1 for at least 10 weeks; Whitney Houston had three albums stay in that position for that length of time.
The four other artists who have had albums spend their first year in the Billboard 200 Top 10 are Bruce Springsteen (Born in the USA, 1984), Adele (21, 2011), Celine Dion (Falling Into You, 1996) and Fleetwood Mac (Rumours, 1977).
Swift's newest album became the best-selling album of 2014, beating out the incredibly popular soundtrack from Frozen. It was also one of only four albums to be certified platinum, for sales in excess of one million units, last year. Jason Aldean's Old Boots, New Dirt and Eric Church's The Outsiders were also certified platinum.
If you are one of the few people that have yet to grab a copy of 1989, it is available for download on iTunes.
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