Spotify foe Swift at No 1 with streaming-backed chart


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  • Thursday, 04 Dec 2014

THE IRONY: She may dislike Spotify and how it allegedly is harming the music industry, but that hasn't stopped her from benefiting from streaming.

NEW YORK: Taylor Swift has accused Spotify of harming the music industry, but she returned to number one Wednesday as the benchmark US album chart for the first time factored in streaming. 

Swift’s 1989 — which last month had the biggest debut of any US album in 12 years — returned to the top spot on the Billboard 200 for the seven days through Sunday after slipping for one week. 

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