Taylor Swift’s “1989” returns to No. 1 Spot on the Billboard Chart

By Cheri Cheng - 25 Dec '14 10:08AM

Taylor Swift's album, "1989," has returned to the number one spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart just in time for the holidays. Since its release, "1989" has been on top of the charts for six out of eight weeks. It was dethroned last week by J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive.

The album, with hit songs, "Shake it Off" and "Blank Space," has sold 3.36 million copies. It is the second-best selling album in 2014 after the Frozen soundtrack, which has sold 3.46 million.

According to Nielsen SoundScan's numbers, "1989" totaled 375,000 sales units, selling 433,000 songs, 331,000 album copies and zero streams.

Swift's "Blank Space" is also atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week in a row. "Shake It Off" spent four weeks as number one on the chart. At number 2 on the Hot 100 list is Hozier's "Take Me to Church," followed by Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!," which features Bruno Mars.

The Billboard 200 chart tallies up album unit points. One unit is equivalent to 10 songs or 1,500 online streams.

Rapper Nicki Minaj's new release, "The Pinkprint," came in second with 244,000 total sale units. Cole's album has fallen to No. 4. The A cappella group, Pentatonix's holiday album, "That's Christmas to Me" sits at No. 3.

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