Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Reaches 5 Million in Sales


After just 36 weeks, Taylor Swift‘s multi-platinum project 1989 has now reached five million in US sales. The album is now the fastest project to reach that accomplishment in more than a decade. 1989 sold another 26,000 copies last week, bringing its total to a little more than five million (5.015 million). The last album to reach the five million mark in less than 40 weeks was Usher’s Confessions in 2004, which reached five million in sales after just 19 weeks. 1989 is Swift’s third album to reach five million in sales, her other projects include Taylor Swift (2006) and Fearless (2008). The pop singer’s latest effort features the hit singles “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space,” “Style,” and “Bad Blood.”

In other related Taylor Swift news, the 2015 Teen Choice Awards “Wave Two” nominees were recently announced. The pop singer is up for six awards, which leads all “Wave Two” artist nominees for the Teen Choice Awards. Swift is nominated for Choice Break-Up Song for “Bad Blood,” Choice Party Song for “Blank Space,” Choice Music Collaboration for “Bad Blood” featuring Kendrick Lamar, Choice Summer Song for “Bad Blood,” Choice Summer Music Star (Female), and Choice Summer Tour for The 1989 World Tour.

Some of the other “Wave Two” nominees include Choice Country Song: “Little Toy Guns” (Carrie Underwood), “That Ghost” (Megan & Liz), “Take Your Time” (Sam Hunt), “21” (Hunter Hayes), “Sippin’ On Fire” (Florida Georgia Line), and “Kick the Dust Up” (Luke Bryan); Choice Rock Song: “Renegades” (X Ambassadors), “Tear In My Heart” (Twenty One Pilots), “I Bet My Life” (Imagine Dragons), “Take Me to Church” (Hozier), “Uma Thurman” (Fall Out Boy), and “Budapest” (George Ezra); Choice Love Song: “Earned It” (The Weeknd), “Thinking Out Loud” (Ed Sheeran), “Night Changes” (One Direction), “Sugar” (Maroon 5), “Black Magic” (Little Mix), and “Sledgehammer” (Fifth Harmony).

Choice Song from a Movie or TV Show: “See You Again” (Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth; Furious 7), “Believe” (Shawn Mendes; Descendants), “Gotta Be Me” (Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Garrett Clayton, Grace Phipps, John Deluca, and Jordan Fisher; Teen Beach Movie 2), “You’re So Beautiful” (Jussie Smollett and Yazz; Empire), and “Love Me Like You Do” (Ellie Goulding; Fifty Shades of Grey); Choice Summer Music Star- Male: The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, Andy Grammer, Jason Derulo, and Justin Bieber; Choice Summer Music Star- Group: One Direction, Maroon 5, Little Mix, Fifth Harmony, Echosmith, and 5 Seconds of Summer. The entire list of nominees to be viewed on the Teen Choice website.