How Taylor Swift Went Platinum In Spite Of Industry Slump
Taylor Swift's first foray into pop music, "1989," reached the million mark in one week despite a dismal year in the music industry.By Erik Shute | November 5, 2014
There are 1.287 million reasons why Taylor Swift's inaugural pop album is a success.
Nielsen SoundScan numbers out Wednesday show the Grammy-winning artist's new album "1989" is platinum after one week of sales. The sales aren't just impressive for Tay but also downright shocking after a dismal year in the music industry. (Video via Big Machine Records, LLC / Taylor Swift)
"Just how big is that?" says the Los Angeles Times. "'1989' sold more copies than last week's 70 biggest-selling albums combined."