"1989" 1 Year Anniversary Reveals Impressive Feats
It's been waiting for you, Taylor Swift.
You would literally have to be living under a rock to not be aware of Taylor Swift's immense success following the release of her album "1989". Today marks exactly one year since Taylor Swift captured the world's music industries by storm. She was the face of New York City, the mastermind of pop music, the most iconic star on the world stage. There has been nothing, no one, and nowhere that hasn't been touched by Swift's bold star power.
However, even with the amount of celebrity appearances at her concerts, the record breaking ticket sales, and the crop top trend that has been sweeping the nation, many don't pay attention to the statistics behind it all. When the media says that Swift really is a musically genius and that she's doing really well in the industry, it's not just because they like talking about her or her album. Swift really IS breaking every record and it's not something to ignore.
Let's take a look at some statistics collected by Yahoo & Billboard:
3: No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100
11: Weeks that 1989 has reigned at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, tying her sophomore album, Fearless, for her longest run atop the chart
52: Consecutive weeks 1989 has spent in the top 10 of the Billboard 200
1.287 million: Copies of 1989 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen Music, the most by any album since The Eminem Show debuted with 1.322 million in 2002
5.35 million: Copies of 1989 sold in its 52 weeks on sale
$185.4 million: Total tour gross for the 1989 World Tour (shows May 20 – Oct. 17), according to Billboard Boxscore
1.67 million: Tour attendance for 1989 World Tour (shows May 20 – Oct. 17), according to Billboard Boxscore
20.1 million: Views for the “Bad Blood” music video in its first 24 hours after premiering at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in May, setting a new Vevo record
61.9 million: New Swifties! Taylor’s gained millions followers on Instagram (40 million) and Twitter (19.4 million) and upped her Facebook page likes (2.4 million) in the year since 1989’s release (source: Next Big Sound)
8: Wins at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, including top artist, top Billboard 200 artist and top Hot 100 artist
31: Weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100, the most of any artist
14.9 million: Track sales from all songs on 1989’s standard edition to date
5: Total No. 1s from 1989 on both the Pop Songs and Adult Pop Songs radio airplay charts, as all five of its singles topped both lists
Do you love her? Do you hate her?
If you hate her, just remember that Adele recently just beat Swift's VEVO record.