Nielsen Music: 2014 Music Sales At-A-Glance

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Nielsen Music: 2014 At-A-Glance
 
(Note: Nielsen Music’s comprehensive 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
856000
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:
556000
5
ATLG
SHEERAN*ED
X
455000
6
R-LA
LORDE
PURE HEROINE
437000
7
ATLG
COLDPLAY
GHOST STORIES
425000
8
COL
BEYONCE
BEYONCE
422000
9
RCA
PENTATONIX
THAT'S CHRISTMAS TO ME
403000
10
RNCO
COLE*J.
2014 FOREST HILLS DRIVE
366000
 

 

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