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The soundscan press release is out cheer.gif .

These figures are for sales from Monday 30th December 2013 to Sunday 28th December 2014.

http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/press-room/20...sic-report.html
http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/...ling-album-2014


US TOP SELLING ALBUMS OF 2014
  1. Taylor Swift - 1989 - 3,660,702 (1.409m digital)
  2. Frozen Soundtrack - 3,527,000 (1.261m digital)
  3. Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour - 1,207,000 (573k digital)
  4. Pentatonix - That's Christmas To Me - 1,138,540 (403k digital)
  5. Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 - 898,000 (556k digital)
  6. Beyonce - Beyonce - 878,000 (422k digital)
  7. Barbra Streisand - Partners - 856,000
  8. Lorde - Pure Heroine - 841,000 (437k digital)
  9. One Direction - Four - 814,000
  10. Eric Church - The Outsiders - 811,000
  11. Ed Sheeran - X - 810,000 (455k digital)
  12. Luke Bryan - Crash My Party - 800,000
  13. Coldplay - Ghost Stories - 794,000 (425k digital)
  14. Jason Aldean - Old Boots, New Dirt - 752,000
  15. Brantley Gilbert - Just As I Am - 707,000
  • Florida Georgia Line - Here's To The Good Times - 607,000
  • Miranda Lambert - Platinum - 601,000
  • Imagine Dragons - Night Visions - 594,000
  • Katy Perry - PRISM - 584,000
  • [Pharrell Williams - G I R L - 581,000
  • J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive - 577,000 (366k digital)
  • [Eminem - Marshall Mathers LP 2 - 537,000
  • Garth Brooks - Man Against Machine - 518,000
  • Ariana Grande - My Everything - 509,000
  • Florida Georgia Line - Anything Goes - 502,000
  • Michael Jackson - Xscape - 459,000
  • Black Keys - Turn Blue - 457,000
  • Iggy Azalea - The New Classic 454,000
  • Arctic Monkeys - AM - 445,000
  • John Legend - Love In The Future - 430,000
  • Bastille - Bad Blood - 400,000
  • AC/DC - Rock or Bust - 399,000
  • Rick Ross - Mastermind - 397,000
  • Foo Fighters - Sonic Highway - 394,000
  • Idina Menzel - Holiday Wishes - 370,000
  • Pink Floyd - Endless River - 355,000
  • ScHoolboy Q - Oxymoron - 353,000
  • Michael Buble - Christmas - 342,000
  • Casting Crowns - Thrive - 339,000
  • Blake Shelton - Based On A True Story - 330,000
  • Chris Brown - X - 330,000
  • Kenny Chesney - The Big Revival - 317,000
  • Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint - 303,874
  • Hozier - Hozier - 302,000*
  • Disney Karaoke Series: Frozen (EP) - 288,000
  • Blake Shelton - Bringing Back The Sunshine - 283,000
  • Frozen: The Songs - 277,000
  • Disney Karaoke Series: Frozen (EP) - 288,000
  • Romeo Santos - Formula Vol. 2 - 245,000
  • Lecrae - Anomoly - 240,000
  • Lady Antebellum - 747 - 222,000
  • Lindsay Stirling - Shatter Me - 214,000
  • Sam Hunt - Montevallo - 212,000
  • Carrie Underwood - Greatest Hits: Decade #1 - 202,000
  • Disclosure - Settle - 101,000
  • Calvin Harris - Motion - 66,000

257 million albums sold in 2014 (-11% on 2013):
- digital albums sold - 106.5 million (41.4%)
- vinyl albums sold - 9.2 million (3.6%)
31 albums sold over 500k (just 4 of these were over 1 million)

289.4 million albums sold in 2013:
- digital albums sold - 117.6 million (40.6%)
- vinyl albums sold - 6.1 million (2.1%)
45 albums sold over 500k (13 of which were over 1 million)



US TOP SELLING SONG DOWNLOADS OF 2014
  1. Pharrell Williams - Happy - 6,455,000
  2. John Legend - All Of Me - 4,674,000
  3. Katy Perry featuring Juicy J - Dark Horse - 4,430,000
  4. Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass - 4,357,000
  5. Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX - Fancy - 3,974,000
  6. Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz - Talk Dirty - 3,959,000
  7. DJ Snake & Lil Jon - Turn Down For What - 3,449,000
  8. Taylor Swift - Shake It Off - 3,431,000
  9. Idina Menzel - Let It Go - 3,370,000
  10. Sam Smith - Stay With Me - 3,340,000

1.102 billion tracks downloaded in 2014 (-12% on 2013):
- 82 songs sold over 1 million downloads (of which 25 were over 2 million)

1.259 billion tracks downloaded in 2013
- 106 songs sold over 1 million downloads (of which 38 were over 2 million)
- top seller of 2013 - Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Williams & T.I - Blurred Lines - 6,498,000



US DIGITAL ALBUMS

13 albums have sold over 1 million downloads to date:

1. Adele - 21 - 3.1 million
4. Frozen Soundtrack - 1.43 million
5. Taylor Swift - 1989 - 1.41 million

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01 - 6.4 - HAPPY - Pharrell Williams
02 - 4.6 - ALL OF ME - John Legend
03 - 4.4 - DARK HORSE - Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
04 - 4.4 - ALL ABOUT THAT BASS - Meghan Trainor
05 - 4.0 - FANCY - Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
06 - 4.0 - TALK DIRTY - Jason Derűlo feat. 2 Chainz
07 - 3.5 - TURN DOWN FOR WHAT - DJ Snake & Lil Jon
08 - 3.4 - SHAKE IT OFF - Taylor Swift
09 - 3.4 - LET IT GO - Idina Menzel
10 - 3.3 - STAY WITH ME - Sam Smith
11 - 3.3 - PROBLEM - Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea
12 - 3.0 - RUDE - MAGIC!
13 - 2.6 - POMPEII - Bastille
14 - 2.5 - BLANK SPACE - Taylor Swift
15 - 2.5 - BANG BANG - Jessie J/Ariana Grande/Nicki Minaj
16 - 2.5 - TIMBER - Pitbull feat. Ke$ha
17 - 2.4 - THE MAN - Aloe Blacc
18 - 2.4 - SAY SOMETHING - A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera
19 - 2.3 - COUNTING STARS - OneRepublic
20 - 2.3 - AM I WRONG - Nico & Vinz
21 - 2.3 - TAKE ME TO THE CHURCH - Hozier
22 - 2.1 - HABITS (STAY HIGH) - Tove Lo
23 - 2.1 - BLACK WIDOW - Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora
24 - 2.1 - THIS IS HOW WE ROLL - Florida Georgia Line feat. Luke Bryan
25 - 2.0 - LET HER GO - Passenger
26 - 1.9 - TEAM - Lorde
27 - 1.9 - CHANDELIER - Sia
28 - 1.9 - LATCH - Disclosure feat. Sam Smith
29 - 1.8 - BEST DAY OF MY LIFE - American Authors
30 - 1.8 - BOOM CLAP - Charli XCX
31 - 1.8 - PLAY IT AGAIN - Luke Bryan
32 - 1.7 - WIGGLE - Jason Derűlo feat. Snoop Dogg
33 - 1.7 - MAPS - Maroon 5
34 - 1.7 - RATHER BE - Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
35 - 1.6 - TRUMPETS - Jason Derulo
36 - 1.6 - ANIMALS - Maroon 5
37 - 1.6 - DRUNK IN LOVE - Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z
38 - 1.6 - SUMMER - Calvin Harris
39 - 1.6 - CLASSIC - MKTO
40 - 1.6 - DEMONS - Imagine Dragons
41 - 1.5 - HEY BROTHER - Avicii
42 - 1.5 - THE MONSTER - Eminem feat. Rihanna
43 - 1.5 - ROYALS - Lorde
44 - 1.5 - BOTTOMS UP - Brantley Gilbert
45 - 1.5 - BREAK FREE - Ariana Grande feat. Zedd
46 - 1.4 - AIN'T IT FUN - Paramore
47 - 1.4 - RADIOACTIVE - Imagine Dragons
48 - 1.4 - LOVE RUNS OUT - OneRepublic
49 - 1.4 - DON'T TELL 'EM - Jeremih featuring YG
50 - 1.4 - COME WITH ME NOW - KONGOS
51 - 1.4 - DON'T - Ed Sheeran
52 - 1.4 - UPTOWN FUNK! - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
53 - 1.4 - ANACONDA - Nicki Minaj
54 - 1.4 - NOT A BAD THING - Justin Timberlake
55 - 1.3 - BAILANDO - Enrique Iglesias feat. Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona
56 - 1.3 - STORY OF MY LIFE - One Direction
57 - 1.3 - COOL KIDS - Echosmith
58 - 1.3 - BURNIN' IT DOWN - Jason Aldean
59 - 1.3 - ROAR - Katy Perry
60 - 1.3 - SING - Ed Sheeran
61 - 1.3 - I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE - Sam Smith
62 - 1.3 - LOYAL - Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & French Montana
63 - 1.2 - DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN - Kristen Bell/Agatha Lee Monn/Katie Lopez
64 - 1.2 - DIRT - Florida Geogia Line
65 - 1.2 - WAKE ME UP - Avicii
66 - 1.2 - BEACHIN' - Jake Owen
67 - 1.2 - DRUNK ON A PLANE - Dierks Bentley
68 - 1.2 - SHOW ME - Kid Ink feat. Chris Brown
69 - 1.2 - JEALOUS - Nick Jonas
70 - 1.2 - I DON'T DANCE - Lee Brice
71 - 1.1 - CENTURIES - Fall Out Boy
72 - 1.1 - A SKY FULL OF STARS - Coldplay
73 - 1.1 - AMERICAN KIDS - Kenny Chesney
74 - 1.1 - ANIMALS - Martin Garrix
75 - 1.1 - BURN - Ellie Goulding
76 - 1.1 - BARTENDER - Lady Antebellum
77 - 1.1 - SHOWER - Becky G
78 - 1.1 - SAIL - Awolnation
79 - 1.1 - LIPS ARE MOVIN - Meghan Trainor
80 - 1.0 - ME AND MY BROKEN HEART - Rixton
81 - 1.0 - CHILLIN' IT - Cole Swindell
82 - 1.0 - WAVES - Mr Probz
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US TOP SELLING CD ALBUMS OF 2014

RANK - ARTIST - TITLE - CD SALES -- (% OF TOTAL SALES)
  1. Frozen Soundtrack - 2,264,000 -- (64.2% of 2014 total)
  2. Taylor Swift - 1989 - 2,228,000 -- (60.9%)
  3. Pentatonix - That's Christmas To Me - 736,000 -- (64.6%)
  4. Barbra Streisand - Partners - 723,000 -- (84.5%)
  5. Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour - 614,000 -- (50.9%)
  6. Now 50 - 585,000 -- (approx 84%)
  7. Garth Brooks - Man Against Machine - 518,000 -- (100%)
  8. Luke Bryan - Crash My Party - 516,000 -- (64.5% of 2014 total)
  9. Jason Aldean - Old Boots, New Dirt - 512,000 -- (68%)
  10. Brantley Gilbert - Just As I Am - 490,000 -- (69.3%)

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US TOP SELLING DIGITAL ALBUMS OF 2014

RANK - ARTIST - TITLE - DIGITAL SALES -- (% OF TOTAL SALES)
  1. Taylor Swift - 1989 - 1,409,000 -- (38.5%)
  2. Frozen Soundtrack - 1,261,000 -- (35.8% of 2014 total)
  3. Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour - 573,000 -- (47.5%)
  4. Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 - 556,000 -- (61.9%)
  5. Ed Sheeran - X - 455,000 -- (56.2%)
  6. Lorde - Pure Heroine - 437,000 -- (52% of 2014 total)
  7. Coldplay - Ghost Stories - 425,000 -- (approx 53.5%)
  8. Beyonce - Beyonce - 422,000 -- (48% of 2014 total)
  9. Pentatonix - That's Christmas To Me - 403,000 -- (35.4%)
  10. J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive - 366,000 -- (63.4%)

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US TOP SELLING VINYL ALBUMS OF 2014

RANK - ARTIST - TITLE - VINYL SALES -- (% OF TOTAL SALES)
  1. Jack White - Lazaretto - 86,700 -- (approx 27%)
  2. Arctic Monkeys - AM - 58,700 - 58,700 -- (13.2% of 2014 total)
  3. Lana Del Rey - Born To Die - 42,100 -- (approx 15% of 2014 total)
  4. The Beatles - Abbey Road - 38,200
  5. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend - 37,800
  6. Black Keys - Turn Blue - 34,200 -- (7.5%)
  7. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - 33,600
  8. Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence - 31,800 -- (approx 7%)
  9. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue - 31,700
  10. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black - 27,800

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I calculated the % of total sales figures myself, so there may be some errors (I've double checked them and they look ok).

Now 50, Jack White, Lana Del Rey - an estimate of their totals was used to calculate the %.

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Lana did very well in vinyl sales, especially Born to Die!!! I wish Ultraviolence did better in total album sales though.
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QUOTE(buzz_person @ Jan 10 2015, 04:50 AM) *
Lana did very well in vinyl sales, especially Born to Die!!! I wish Ultraviolence did better in total album sales though.

The estimate for Ultraviolence is 450k.


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I hope Ultraviolence manages to push gold when her third album comes out. Hopefully it's a success.

The album sales are obviously terrible compared to 2013 but for a while it looked like we'd only get 1 million seller so getting 4 could be worse. Very mediocre year on the singles front though sad.gif
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4 brits in the Top 15 albums isn't bad.

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Wow at Pentatonix managing to sell over 1 million in the latter half of the year though ohmy.gif It was pretty much stable for the entire run up to christmas.
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added some more official figures to the first post.

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