With 2014 coming to a close, the last major week of record sales numbers and chart performances are in. Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint was the album that most fans were watching to see where it ended up on the charts, and it did very well, coming in at the #2 spot with 244,000 units moved in total, with pure album sales representing 194,000 copies and streams accounting for the remaining units.
The album ended up doing better than projections, which originally anticipated the project selling around 150,000 units in the first week. J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive maintained its strong momentum in the album's second week, moving to the fourth spot with 135,000 units moved. D'Angelo's Black Messiah also debuted in the top 10 this week, taking over the fifth spot with 117,000 units sold following the release of the surprise album last week.
Taylor Swift's 1989 album had another massive week, as she retook the top spot on the charts with another 375,000 units moved leading up to the holidays. Swift's album has now sold over 3.36 million copies and is on the verge of taking over the top selling album spot of the year from the Frozen soundtrack next week.