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Nielsen Music: 2014 At-A-Glance

Nielsen Music: 2014 At-A-Glance

(Note: Nielsen Music’s comprehensive U.S. 2014 year-end music consumption report will be available shortly)

Overall On-Demand (Audio+Video) Streams

2014 – 164 Billion

2013 – 106 Billion

+54%

“Digital music consumption continues its robust growth, with On-Demand streaming up 54% over last year and 164 billion song streams being played in 2014 ,” says David Bakula, SVP Industry Insights, Nielsen Entertainment. “Although overall music sales are showing declines, Vinyl album sales were up 52% in 2014, shattering last year’s record-setting total by more than 3 million LPs.  In 2014, Vinyl album sales accounted for more than 6% of all physical albums sales.”

Vinyl Albums

2014 – 9.2 million

2013 – 6.1 million

+52%

*This is the highest year for vinyl sales since 1991, when Nielsen SoundScan first began tracking music sales. Vinyl album sales have increased (year-over-year) for the past nine consecutive years.

Overall Albums

2014 – 257 million

2013 – 289.4 million

-11

Digital Albums

2014 – 106.5 million

2013 – 117.6 million

-9%

**41 percent of all albums sold in 2014 were downloads (same in 2013)

Digital Songs

2014 – 1.1 billion

2013 – 1.26  billion

-12%

BILLBOARD’S 2014 TOP SELLING ALBUMS & DIGITAL SONGS, COMPILED BY NIELSEN MUSIC

 CHART: 2014 YTD ALBUMS
Week Ending: 12/28/2014

Rank

Lbl

Artist

Title

YTD Sales

1

BGMA

SWIFT*TAYLOR

1989

3661000

2

DBV

VARIOUS ARTISTS

FROZEN

3527000

3

CAP

SMITH*SAM

IN THE LONELY HOUR

1207000

4

RCA

PENTATONIX

THAT’S CHRISTMAS TO ME

1139000

5

HOL

SOUNDTRACK

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY:

898000

6

COL

BEYONCE

BEYONCE

878000

7

COL

STREISAND*BARBRA

PARTNERS

855000

8

R-LA

LORDE

PURE HEROINE

841000

9

COL

ONE DIRECTION

FOUR

814000

10

ENAS

CHURCH*ERIC

OUTSIDERS

811000

CHART: Ytd Digital Songs
Week Ending: 12/28/2014

RK

Artist

Title

YTD Sales

1

WILLIAMS*PHARRELL

HAPPY

6455000

2

LEGEND*JOHN

ALL OF ME

4674000

3

PERRY*KATY FEAT. JUICY J

DARK HORSE

4430000

4

TRAINOR*MEGHAN

ALL ABOUT THAT BASS

4357000

5

AZALEA*IGGY FEAT. CHARLI XCX

FANCY

3974000

6

DERULO*JASON FEAT. 2 CHAINZ

TALK DIRTY

3959000

7

DJ SNAKE & LIL JON

TURN DOWN FOR WHAT

3449000

8

SWIFT*TAYLOR

SHAKE IT OFF

3431000

9

MENZEL*IDINA

LET IT GO

3370000

10

SMITH*SAM

STAY WITH ME

3340000

 CHART: Ytd Digital Albums
Week Ending: 12/28/2014

Rank

Lbl

Artist

Title

YTD Sales

1

BGMA

SWIFT*TAYLOR

1989

1409000

2

DBV

VARIOUS ARTISTS

FROZEN

1261000

3

CAP

SMITH*SAM

IN THE LONELY HOUR

573000

4

HOL

SOUNDTRACK

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY:

555000

5

ATLG

SHEERAN*ED

X

455000

6

R-LA

LORDE

PURE HEROINE

437000

7

ATLG

COLDPLAY

GHOST STORIES

425000

8

COL

BEYONCE

BEYONCE

421000

9

RCA

PENTATONIX

THAT’S CHRISTMAS TO ME

403000

10

RNCO

COLE*J.

2014 FOREST HILLS DRIVE

365000

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