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post Apr 14 2015, 02:27 PM
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Link: http://ifpi.org/news/Global-digital-music-...-for-first-time

Top 10 Albums worldwide sales for 2014 (sales in millions, excluding streams):

1 - Various Artists - Frozen (10.0)
2 - Taylor Swift - 1989 (6.0)
3 - Ed Sheeran - x (4.4)
4 - Coldplay - Ghost Stories (3.7)
5 - Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour (3.5)
6 - One Direction - FOUR (3.2)
7 - AC/DC - Rock or Bust (2.7)
8 - Various Artists - Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (2.5)
9 - Pink Floyd - The Endless River (2.5)
10 - Lorde - Pure Heroine (2.0)

Frozen Fever truly continued on as they have sold 10 million albums in 2014 alone!!! Guardians of the Galaxy also did very well as they managed to sneak in the top 10!!! Excluding the soundtracks, Taylor slayed the competition as she impressively sold 6 million albums in two months of release!!! The only surprising entry there is Lorde as her huge Grammy win that year must have boosted her sales and maybe her contribution to Mockingjay soundtrack.

Top 10 Singles worldwide for 2014 (Overall unit sales in millions, units include single-track downloads and track-equivalent streams):

1 - Pharrell Williams - Happy (13.9)
2 - Katy Perry feat. Juicy J - Dark Horse (13.2)
3 - John Legend - All of Me (12.3)
4 - Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass (11.0)
5 - Idina Menzel - Let It Go (10.9)
6 - Pitbull feat. Ke$ha - Timber (9.6)
7 - Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX - Fancy (9.1)
8 - Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea - Problem (9.0)
9 - MAGIC! - Rude (8.6)
10 - Enrique Iglesias feat. Sean Paul, Descemer Bruno, Gente De Zona -Bailando (8.0)

Happy, of course, was going to be number one. It pretty much was number one for many weeks around the world for at least the first half of the year. AATB and Problem did a lot better than what I have predicted and a bit shocked that Shake It Off didn't make the cut.

Top 10 Artists of 2014:

1 - Taylor Swift
2 - One Direction
3 - Ed Sheeran
4 - Coldplay
5 - AC/DC
6 - Michael Jackson
7 - Pink Floyd
8 - Sam Smith
9 - Katy Perry
10 - Beyoncé

It was no surprise that Taylor Swift was going to be the Top Artist worldwide. Her 1989 era has been very massive for her, both in singles and albums. Even if her music isn't on Spotify, she still did excellent enough to grab the top spot!!!


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post Apr 14 2015, 02:48 PM
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post Apr 14 2015, 04:21 PM
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Wow. I really cannot believe some of that stuff - particularly 'Dark Horse' coming so close to 'Happy' and 'Problem' coming so close to 'Fancy' - I can think of few countries where 'Fancy' wasn't the obvious bigger hit.

I know it's a bit different because Enrique is obviously a huge name in Anglophone countries but it's really wonderful to see a non-English song in the global top 10, too.
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post Apr 14 2015, 05:52 PM
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QUOTE(Umi @ Apr 14 2015, 04:21 PM) *
Wow. I really cannot believe some of that stuff - particularly 'Dark Horse' coming so close to 'Happy' and 'Problem' coming so close to 'Fancy' - I can think of few countries where 'Fancy' wasn't the obvious bigger hit.

I know it's a bit different because Enrique is obviously a huge name in Anglophone countries but it's really wonderful to see a non-English song in the global top 10, too.

Problem was a very global hit, whilst Fancy mostly remained in the Anglophone countries. Fancy peakedoutside of the top 10 in every non-english country aside from Germany whereas Problem managed to bag a lot more top 10's (and thus more streams and sales)
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post Apr 14 2015, 07:33 PM
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QUOTE(*Tim @ Apr 14 2015, 06:52 PM) *
Problem was a very global hit, whilst Fancy mostly remained in the Anglophone countries. Fancy peakedoutside of the top 10 in every non-english country aside from Germany whereas Problem managed to bag a lot more top 10's (and thus more streams and sales)

This is interesting, I was really ignorant actually. I assumed a lot based on the typical progression (it's not often you see such a huge Anglophone smash falter elsewhere) but also because 'Black Widow' did quite well internationally. But looking at the peaks more closely it seems that 'Black Widow' actually outperformed 'Fancy' outside of the US/Australia, which I didn't expect at all. I would never have predicted that.
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post Apr 20 2015, 07:22 PM
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Hey!

People from ATRL want to decode IFPI printscreen [I cannot post link... rin.ifpi.org/img/preview-spreads-final.png ]
Left: #10 - #20 singles
Right: T50 albums

Now we have:

Albums chart
1 Various Artists Frozen 10.0
2 Taylor Swift 1989 6.0
3 Ed Sheeran x 4.4
4 Coldplay Ghost Stories 3.7
5 Sam Smith In The Lonely Hour 3.5
6 One Direction FOUR 3.2
7 AC/DC Rock or Bust 2.7
8 Various Artists Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 2.5
9 Pink Floyd The Endless River 2.5
10 Lorde Pure Heroine 2.0
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12 Imagine Dragons - Night Visions
13 Ariana Grande - My Everything
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17 5 Seconds Of Summer - 5 Seconds Of Summer
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20 Beyonce - Beyonce
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24 Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
25 Maroon 5 - V
26 Katy Perry - Prism
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30 Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett - Cheek to Cheek (1.1 - 1.3?)
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32 Sia - 1000 Forms of Fear
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43 Avicii - True
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48 Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox
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Singles Chart
1 Pharrell Williams Happy 13.9
2 Katy Perry feat. Juicy J Dark Horse 13.2
3 John Legend All of Me 12.3
4 Meghan Trainor All About That Bass 11.0
5 Idina Menzel Let It Go 10.9
6 Pitbull feat. Ke$ha Timber 9.6
7 Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX Fancy 9.1
8 Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea Problem 9.0
9 MAGIC! Rude 8.6
10Enrique Iglesias feat. Sean Paul, Descemer Bruno, Gente De Zona Bailando 8.0
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13 Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne - Rather Be
14 Taylor Swift - Shake It Off - 7.8M?
15 Sia - Chandelier
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Maybe you be able to see something more smile.gif
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