#17 TAYLOR SWIFT – 55,647,000
At 55,6 million overall sales after only five studio albums, Taylor Swift is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars of her generation. This gets even truer when we consider her first albums sold almost exclusively in North America. Despite all the success of albums a la Fearless, the ground breaking smash of her last 1989 made it her most successful album to date.
Biggest Album – 1989 – 12,692,000
Weakest Album – Speak Now – 8,337,000
Number of Albums – 5
CSPC Album Average – 10,445,000
Holiday Collection – 1,505,000
Orphan Album Sales – 1,918,000
Studio Albums Sales – 40,000,000
Studio Albums Ranking- #16
Remaining Full Length Records Sales – 1,111,000
Remaining Full Length Records Ranking- #21
Physical Singles Sales – 200,000
Physical Singles Ranking- #22
Download Singles Sales – 128,200,000
Download Singles Ranking- #4
Streaming Sales – 1,656,000 (in album sales equivalent)
Streaming Ranking- #15
By holding back streaming from freemium platforms, Taylor Swift both limited her Streaming results and boosted her download singles sales, creating a massive gap between both figures. This also provides her a very high proportion of her sales from studio album sales, way more than her contemporary artists. When a singer is up to such a huge career total, it is rare that the last album is the biggest. This is the case of Taylor Swift who still has very promising years to come.
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