Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Tops Album Chart For A 9th Week, Rae Sremmurd Land A Top 5 Debut

Robbie Daw | January 14, 2015 2:41 pm
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Taylor Swift‘s mighty 1989 continues to steamroll all other hopeful albums in its path, and the LP locks down a ninth non-consecutive week atop the Billboard 200 as it inches ever closer to the point of 4 million copies sold. This week Taylor’s foray into straight-up pop is at 3.94 million, so it’s only a matter of time, Swifties. IT’S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME.

Billboard chart sage Keith Caulfield points out that if 1989 crosses the 4 million mark, it will be Swift’s fifth album to do so — in other words, it would be five for five for Tay. Wow wow wow.

The only new entry within the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 this week belongs to “No Type” duo Rae Sremmurd‘s debut outing SremmLife, at #5, the arrival of which bumps the Into The Woods soundtrack out of the chart’s upper tier.

Over on the Billboard Hot 100, it’s a second week for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars“Uptown Funk” at the top.

The Top 10 of the Billboard 200:

1. Taylor Swift, 1989 *9 weeks*
2. Ed Sheeran, x
3. Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint
4. Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour
5. Rae Sremmurd, SremmLife *new*
6. Hozier, Hozier
7. J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive
8. Soundtrack, Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1
9. One Direction, Four
10. Ariana Grande, My Everything

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