Meghan Trainor has seen huge success in the last year or so.
Her breakaway hit, “All About That Bass”, was a massive boost for her career.
The songstress just knocked Taylor Swift out of the number one spot on the Billboard chart with her first album, Title.
Meghan Trainor‘s album sold 238,000 equivalent units in the week ending Jan. 18, including 195,000 in pure album sales.
Taylor Swift’s 1989 only had 92,000 in pure album sales during the week. 1989 had been on top for 13 non consecutive weeks since its release.
“All About That Bass” didn’t just make Meghan Trainor famous. It also gave many a satire 15 minutes of fame.
The Artist 100 chart that Meghan Trainor just dominated uses data measuring album and track sales, as well as radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction. It then mixes all that info up to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.
Meghan Trainor has been in the top 10 for 23 straight weeks, beginning Aug. 30. During that fateful week, her ridiculously popular debut hit, “All About That Bass”, rose to No. 2 on the Hot 100.
Meghan Trainor is in good company at the top of the list. At number two is, of course, Taylor Swift and at number three would be Ed Sheeran.
At four is Maroon 5, who rocketed up from number 11 since their song “Sugar” began ripping up the Digital Songs chart with 150,000 downloads sold. .
Mark Ronson sits at number five. His album, Uptown Special, debuted with 30,000 sold, and digital song sales boosted him to his status as a top Artist 100 contributor. “Uptown Funk!” was the top Digital Gainer on the Hot 100 with 400,000 units sold.
What do you think of Meghan Trainor’s rise to number one?