Taylor Swift's '1989' Tops Billboard 200, Becomes 2014's Best-Selling Album
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Spending its seventh non-consecutive week at No. 1 with another 430,000 units, the pop superstar's latest masterpiece beats the 'Frozen' soundtrack for 2014's top-selling album title.

AceShowbiz - %cTaylor Swift%'s "1989" remains at No. 1 on Billboard 200. The country-turned-pop superstar's latest album is now spending its seventh non-consecutive week atop the chart with 430,000 equivalent units that consist of 326,000 pure album sales and 104,000 in track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Released last October, "1989" is the first album in 10 years to sell more than 200,000 copies in each of its first nine weeks on sale. The last album to do so was %cUsher%'s "Confessions" (2014), which ended up logging 12 non-consecutive weeks of 200,000-plus sales.

With another 430,000 copies, "1989" has now sold a total of 3.66 million copies in 2014. It easily takes the title of 2014's best-selling album from the "Frozen (2013)" soundtrack which had been the top-selling album of 2014 in every single tracking week of the year, except for the final one.

Next on Billboard 200, %cNicki Minaj%'s "The Pinkprint" and %cPentatonix%'s "That's Christmas to Me" are both keeping their position steady at No. 2 and No. 3 with 156,000 and 131,000 equivalent units, respectively.

%cOne Direction%'s "FOUR" rises from no. 7 to No. 4 with 131,000. Fellow British act %cSam Smith%'s "In the Lonely Hour" jumps two rungs to No. 5 with 121,000, while former first placer %cJ. Cole%'s "2014 Forest Hills Drive" falls from No. 4 to No. 6 with 120,000.

The rest of the top 10 includes %cEd Sheeran%'s "X" (No. 7 with 113,000), %cHozier%'s self-titled set (No. 8 with 88,000), the "Guardians of the Galaxy" soundtrack (No. 9 with 80,000) and %cAriana Grande%'s "My Everything" (No. 10 with 79,000).

  1. "1989" - %cTaylor Swift% (430,000)
  2. "The Pinkprint" - %cNicki Minaj% (156,000)
  3. "That's Christmas to Me" - Pentatonix (131,000)
  4. "FOUR" - %cOne Direction% (131,000)
  5. "In the Lonely Hour" - %cSam Smith% (121,000)
  6. "2014 Forest Hills Drive" - %cJ. Cole% (120,000)
  7. "X" - %cEd Sheeran% (113,000)
  8. "Hozier" - %cHozier% (88,000)
  9. "Guardians of the Galaxy" Soundtrack - Various Artists (80,000)
  10. "My Everything" - %cAriana Grande% (79,000)

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