Taylor Swift’s 1989 is the top-selling album of the year, for the second time in her career.
Pop princess Taylor Swift’s 1989 has been proclaimed as the top-selling album of the year, beating out the hugely popular Frozen soundtrack.
Billboard reported that 1989, which includes smash hit, “Shake It Off,” has sold 3.66 million copies since its release in October.
The Frozen soundtrack, which has sold 3.53 million copies, toped the best-selling charts every week until the final tracking week, which ended December 28th, as reported by Nielson Music.
1989 is the second album released by Taylor Swift to become the year’s bestseller, with Fearless being the first, selling 3.22 million copies in 2009.
1989 and Frozen are the only two albums this year to sell more than 3 million copies, which was better than last year, when the top selling album was Justin Timberlake’s 20/20, which sold 2.43 million.
Overall, album sales continue to be on the decline, with the total number of albums sold falling 11 percent compared to last year’s numbers. Digital sales haven’t outnumbered physical albums yet, selling 41% of total sales.
But there is also good news, vinyl sales have increased for the seventh year in a row, growing from 6.1 copies in 2013 to 9.2 million this year. Jack White is leading the pack for vinyl, selling 150,000 copies worldwide this year.
Taylor Swift tweeted thanks to her fans for helping 1989 be the top-selling album of the year:
I can’t thank you enough for making 1989 the best selling album of 2014. NOW LETS GO CELEBRATE! See you on ABC @OfficialNYRE tonight!
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 31, 2014