How Taylor Swift Dominated 2014

Source: ABC/Lou Rocco

I’m very late to the party, but I finally got my hands on a copy of Taylor Swift’s fifth studio album, 1989. I don’t think I can be considered a “Swiftie” yet, but since I’m a fan of all things pop, it’s no surprise that I like T. Swizzle’s music. I’ll admit, I blasted “22” on my 22nd birthday last year.

Highlights of 1989 for me are definitely “Blank Space,” “Shake It Off,” and “Welcome to New York.” My commute to NYC every Thursday now has an official theme song!

It seems like Taylor was the most successful celebrity of 2014. The numbers definitely support that. With 1989, she became the first artist to have three albums sell one million or more copies in a week. The album sold 1.287 million copies in one week. That makes it the most successful record debut since 2002.

So if 2014 was the year of Swift, what exactly happened?

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