This Just In: IFPI’s biggest global recording artist of 2014


I’ll give you a hint, Taylor Nation. The last name is not a cardinal direction where the Sun sets.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who once won a prize in high school for getting to the finish line in last place, we’re not much for competition. Neither is the Lighting-On-Her-Feet singer/songwriter but nowadays she’s first in line on a craft that suits her best.

Taylor Swift just got awarded the top spot as the biggest recording artist of 2014 according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) according to the UK’s site. The not-for-profit international organization compiles digital and physical music sales, as well as on-demand audio and video streams from 66 countries around the world, including the UK’s very own Official Charts.

Taylor has sold 510,000 units of her 1989 album in the United Kingdom alone since its release back in October 2014, when it was the #1 album. You can read more on the original story at

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • February 24: Ed Sheeran appears on The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw on BBC 1. Taylor Swift has been announced to drop in.
  • February 25: Taylor Swift is nominated for International Female Solo Artist for the BRIT Awards 2015. She is scheduled to perform.
  • March 15: Taylor Swift’s 1989 is nominated for International Album of the Year for the 2015 JUNO Awards.
  • March 29: Taylor Swift is nominated for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for “Shake It Off”, Best Fan Army for the Swifties, and Lyrics of the Year for “Blank Space” for the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The show will be broadcast on NBC at 8pm ET.

(Sources: IFPIOfficialCharts)