Taylor Swift's '1989' One-Year Anniversary: 13 Impressive Chart Facts for the Blockbuster Album
2015 belonged to 1989, as Taylor Swift’s latest album turned everything it touched to gold (or platinum). Since the set was released a year ago on Oct. 27, 2014, it has taken the music industry (and Billboard charts!) by storm, cementing its creator as one of the world’s biggest music stars. For 1989’s anniversary, we’ve compiled 13 statistics to highlight Swift's banner year.
Read on to see 1989’s incredible year in sales, streaming, touring and more!
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