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Taylor Swift sold est. ~7.1M units in the USA in 2021


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With 2.4M album sales and 6.893 billion US on-demand streams, which translate to around 4.66M SEA units, Taylor Swift sold an estimated 7.06M units in the US in 2021.

 

Admittedly, there is no official source claiming this exact number, but through official data provided by Billboard and Nielsen, this number can be calculated through simple, yet logical and rational calculations that I encourage you to read below in the spoiler tag.

 

 

Calculation:

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These were the official numbers stated in Billboard's recent article about Nielsen's 2021 music report regarding Taylor Swift's 2021 success:

 

2.4M total album sales

0.61% of total on-demand streams (audio + video)

 

 

These were the 2021 numbers for the US industry, as provided by Nielsen:

 

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Total US on-demand streams in 2021 were 1.13 trillion, so with a 0.61% share for Taylor, it translates to 6.893 billion US on-demand streams in 2021.

 

1.13 trillion on-demand streams translated to 763.8M on-demand SEA album units (893.1M - 129.3M units from TEA + album sales), so on industry average, 1.479,44 on-demand streams are the equivalent of 1 album unit.

 

Dividing Taylor's on-demand streams total of 6.893 billion with this equivalent number would give her an estimated SEA album unit count of ~4.659M SEA units

 

4.659M SEA units + 2.4M album sales = ~7.06M units overall

(still excluding track-equivalent units for which there's no data)

 

 

 

~7.06M units would be even higher than the 6.5M units HDD projected her to finish with back in early December of last year, marking how strong of a year Taylor had in 2021.

 

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Taylor sold 7m albums in the US, BTS sold 7m albums in SK. I wonder who will come out as the top global recording artist for 2021. 

 

OT: Impressive numbers :clap3:

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If it wasn't for the anomaly that is BTS, Taylor would rule the IFPI top artist list for several years with 0 competition due to her catalog strength/continued mainstream success. That is insane. 

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19 minutes ago, Literature said:

If it wasn't for the anomaly that is BTS, Taylor would rule the IFPI top artist list for several years with 0 competition due to her catalog strength/continued mainstream success. That is insane. 

Literally a legend :wave2:

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21 minutes ago, Literature said:

If it wasn't for the anomaly that is BTS, Taylor would rule the IFPI top artist list for several years with 0 competition due to her catalog strength/continued mainstream success. That is insane. 

Anomaly? Wow love or hate BTS buy they are selling albums all over the world and selling out stadiums in Asia, America and Europe

Taylor has released 5 albums in 3 years, her catalogue is doing very well, but without these 5 new albums she is not close to the #1 spot.

Btw BTS only surpassed Taylor past year, and she released 2 studio albums, but in 2017 she was 3rd and in 2018 without an album she did not appear on the list

 

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Pull up in the monster, automobile gangsta
With a bad ***** that came from Pennsylvania 
Yeah, I'm in that Tonka, color of Willy Wonka
You could be the king but watch the Queen conquer
Okay, first things first I'll eat your unseasoned brain
Then I'ma start rockin' cottage core aesthetics and bangs
'Cause that's what a motherfuckin' monster do

 

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32 minutes ago, Yuanyu said:

Anomaly? Wow love or hate BTS buy they are selling albums all over the world and selling out stadiums in Asia, America and Europe

Taylor has released 5 albums in 3 years, her catalogue is doing very well, but without these 5 new albums she is not close to the #1 spot.

Btw BTS only surpassed Taylor past year, and she released 2 studio albums, but in 2017 she was 3rd and in 2018 without an album she did not appear on the list

 

Someone sounds upset.  

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Just now, byzantium said:

Someone sounds upset.  

Upset? I guess you're talking about the person who thinks that in an alternate universe Taylor would have been #1 for 5 years in a row.

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I love taylor swift

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Hopefully China sale will put her on top of IFPI :jonny5: 

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52 minutes ago, Yuanyu said:

Anomaly? Wow love or hate BTS buy they are selling albums all over the world and selling out stadiums in Asia, America and Europe

Taylor has released 5 albums in 3 years, her catalogue is doing very well, but without these 5 new albums she is not close to the #1 spot.

Btw BTS only surpassed Taylor past year, and she released 2 studio albums, but in 2017 she was 3rd and in 2018 without an album she did not appear on the list

 

You sound salty love, nobody is denying BTS popularity here. It is an anomaly because no other KPOP group has done, or is doing this much commercially like BTS is doing. 

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1 hour ago, Literature said:

If it wasn't for the anomaly that is BTS, Taylor would rule the IFPI top artist list for several years with 0 competition due to her catalog strength/continued mainstream success. That is insane. 

This :gaycat6:

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1 hour ago, Yuanyu said:

but without these 5 new albums she is not close to the #1 spot.

She wouldn't be top selling artist if...she didn't release music.

Wow, shocking

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25 minutes ago, Artistofthedecade said:

She wouldn't be top selling artist if...she didn't release music.

Wow, shocking

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💀

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1 hour ago, Artistofthedecade said:

She wouldn't be top selling artist if...she didn't release music.

Wow, shocking

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:gaycat6:

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1 hour ago, Artistofthedecade said:

She wouldn't be top selling artist if...she didn't release music.

Wow, shocking

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:rip:

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9 hours ago, Yuanyu said:

Anomaly? Wow love or hate BTS buy they are selling albums all over the world and selling out stadiums in Asia, America and Europe

Taylor has released 5 albums in 3 years, her catalogue is doing very well, but without these 5 new albums she is not close to the #1 spot.

Btw BTS only surpassed Taylor past year, and she released 2 studio albums, but in 2017 she was 3rd and in 2018 without an album she did not appear on the list

 

Imagine being that mad :rip: Didn't BTS release like 6 albums + a GH since 2018? :dies: 

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11 hours ago, DesiredConsternation said:

Taylor sold 7m albums in the US, BTS sold 7m albums in SK. I wonder who will come out as the top global recording artist for 2021. 

 

OT: Impressive numbers :clap3:

If IFPI counts butter cd as what it is, then Taylor, if they decide to not auditory it and follow the path that Gaon is trying to mark then BTS

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17 minutes ago, JorgeM said:

If IFPI counts butter cd as what it is, then Taylor, if they decide to not auditory it and follow the path that Gaon is trying to mark then BTS

They counted BTS EP sales in 2019 as 0.5 album units, hopefully they do the same for this year

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