Taylor Swift broke up with streaming music giant Spotify this week, CNN Money lead reports. The 24 year old singer has sold 1.2 million copies of her newest album, 1989. Making it the first album of the year to go platinum, earning $1.2 3 million in sales in just the first week.
“Taylor Swift was responsible for 22% of all album sales in the nation last week.”
The singer shared this on her Facebook page,
Industry experts predicted 1989 would sell 650k first week. You went and bought 1.287 million albums.… http://t.co/7qumF3laPs
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 5, 2014
While streaming music and digital streaming sites have dominated downloading songs, Billboard reported that overall album sales plunged 13 percent this year and 8 percent in 2013. This Thursday the singer pulled her music from Spotify, a streaming music site that has 40 million users. She is discouraging on-line downloads and simultaneously upping album sales.
“Music is art and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable and should be paid for.” Taylor said to the Wall Street Journal
SNL Skit “Taylor Swift Vertigo.’ Realizing you actually love Taylor Swift.