The International Federation of the Recording Industry (IFPI) has elected Taylor Swift as the most popular artist of 2014, a distinction that the American singer has achieved for the number of sales achieved in physical, digital format and reproductions via streaming during the months of 2014. With the launch of her latest work, 1989, last month of October Swift reached the figure of 1.2 million copies sold during the first week in the United States.
With this figure, the popular singer became the most successful artist since the edition of The Eminem Show, a work published by the American rapper in 2002. The release of the first single from the album, Shake it off, managed to enter the top five in more than twenty countries, including important markets such as Canada, Germany, Australia and Japan, as well as the popularity of his video clip that has been viewed more than 600 million times on YouTube since its publication.
Top spots on the industry's hottest artists list published by IFPI They are dominated by British figures, given that in second place is One Direction (which ranked at the top of the table in 2013), then followed by Ed Sheeran (who was the most listened to in 2014 on Spotify) and Coldplay. Fifth place goes to the AC / DC group, followed by Sam Smith (8th), Katy Perry (9th) and Beyonce (10th).