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Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Becomes 2014’s Best-Selling Album

Ending the year in typical fashion, Taylor Swift held the top of the U.S. album chart for a seventh non-consecutive week, becoming the year’s bestselling title in the process.

The singer’s Big Machine smash “1989” maintained its position at No. 1 with total sales of 430,000, according to Nielsen Music data for the week ending Dec. 28. (The figure comprises physical sales, track equivalent albums and streams.)

The week’s top tally thrust “1989” past Disney’s “Frozen” as the top seller of 2014. Swift sold 3.66 million copies vs. 3.53 million for the hit soundtrack.

In the run-up to the new year, no new albums debuted in the top 10. The week’s other top sellers included Nicki Minaj’s “The Pinkprint” (No. 2, 156,000 sold, down 36%), Pentatonix’s “That’s Christmas to Me” (No. 3, 131,000, down 39%), One Direction’s “Four” (No. 4, 131,000, up 30%), Sam Smith’s “In the Lonely Hour” (No. 5, 121,000, up 19%), J. Cole’s “2014 Forest Hills Drive” (No. 6, 120,000, down 11%), Ed Sheeran’s “x” (No. 7, 113,000, up 14%), “Hozier” (No. 8, 88,000, up 30%), “Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1” (No. 9, 80,000, up 30%) and Ariana Grande’s “My Everything” (No. 10, 79,000, up 68%).

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