Spotify foe Swift at No 1 with streaming-backed chart

  • TECH Premium
  • 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. 

Article type: metered
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Tech News

Apple inches closer to $3 trillion market cap Premium
Russia ratchets up internet control by blocking privacy service Tor Premium
Instagram head calls for an industry body to help keep kids safe online Premium
U.S. auto safety agency discussing video game feature with Tesla Premium
AI video avatar platform Synthesia raises $50 million in venture capital Premium
YouTube stays on Roku devices as companies strike multi-year deal Premium
Waymo's slow-going in Arizona opens up U.S. robotaxi race Premium
Volkswagen expects chip supply to be challenging at least until end-H1 Premium
Meta to ban all Myanmar-army controlled businesses from platforms Premium
VW CEO goes from thrilling investors to making enemies at home Premium

Others Also Read