Taylor Swift makes chart history in the US and denies new streaming deal

by Martin
Taylor Swift at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last year
Taylor Swift is having a huge amount of success with her new album

Taylor Swift is having a huge amount of success with her new album

American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is on a roll as of late after releasing her new album ‘1989’ which features ‘Shake It Off’ and new track, ‘Blank Space’.

Unfortunately though, if you’re a user of music streaming service Spotify, you won’t be able to listen to the album as Taylor removed her music from the popular service recently.

‘Blank Space’ is, as mentioned above, the latest track to be lifted from ‘1989’ – the video for which you can see at the bottom of this page – and the track has already made history in the US by topping the charts, but in doing so, it knocked her previous effort ‘Shake It Off’ from the top spot.

While the track is her third number one single in the US, Taylor will also go down in history on the Hot 100 as the first female artist to have displaced herself from the top of the chart.

‘1989’ is still proving a huge success for the artist as it secured its place at the top of the chart in the US for a third week after selling a further 312,000 copies. According to Nielsen SoundScan, this brings the grand total sales of ‘1989’ to 2 million so far, and that number is set to rise.

‘Blank Space’ was also was the top-selling track after being downloaded 328,000 times, which was double that of the week before.

Taylor Swift performing at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last year

Taylor Swift performing at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last year

Fans were a little shocked though when Taylor removed her music from Spotify, given that for many, that’s how they choose to listen to their favourite artist as opposed to buying all their music.

Taylor commented recently about why she removed her music from Spotify, and said that she had tried it herself and just wasn’t keen on the platform.

 Taylor Swift (Credit: Facebook)

Taylor Swift (Credit: Facebook)

However, the rumour mill has been churning away since then, and Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg took to Facebook to reveal that Taylor was the big draw for the launch of new service YouTube Music Key.

A rep for Taylor has commented to Digital Spy about the rumour, saying: “Taylor Swift has had absolutely no discussion or agreement of any kind with Google’s new music streaming service.”

So there.

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