Not one artist has released a Platinum-certified album in 2014.
Taylor Swift, whose 1989 isn’t available on Spotify, is about to become the first after just one week.
“Industry sources now forecast the album to sell at least one million copies in its first week,” Billboard reports. “After its first day on sale, forecasters are confident 1989 will cross the magic, one million sales threshold.”
Unsurprisingly, almost all of the sales are happening through the iTunes Store or Target, both of whom were granted huge exclusives in exchange for massive promotional pushes. “Sources say 1989 is performing extraordinarily well in the iTunes Store and Target, with the latter carrying an exclusive version of the album with bonus tracks.”