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28 Nov 2014

Taylor Swift Finally Meets Her Match On The Charts: One Direction - MTV

In a ranking dominated by singer Taylor Swift for the fourth week in a row, boyband One Direction takes the second spot among the stars of social media for the week of November 17-23, which ended in the star-studded American Music Awards.. One Direction released latest album "Four" earlier this month and generated more buzz when they performed the album's second single, "Night Changes," on Sunday at the American Music Awards. The boys also won three AMAs, including artist of the year. The band's most notable social media victory of the week took place on Twitter, where they got 314,467 retweets. They also pulled in more than 74.5 million YouTube views, having released the video for "Night Changes" on Friday.
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One Direction, Taylor Swift shine at American Music Awards - Yahoo News

Taylor Swift received a new award for excellence named in honor of the American Music Awards' late founder Dick Clark, a pioneer of music television performances with his "American Bandstand" show. Accepting the award from Motown legend Diana Ross, Swift appeared to dish out a new round of criticism, albeit obliquely, against the streaming service Spotify from which she has pulled her music. View gallery One Direction with their three American Music Awards in Los Angeles on November 23, 2014 (AFP Photo/ Thanking her fans, Swift said: "What you did by going out and investing in music and albums is you're saying that you believe in the same thing that I believe in -- that music is valuable and that music should be consumed in albums, and albums should be consumed as art and appreciated." Swift's latest album, "1989", enjoyed the highest sales of any US album in its first week in 12 years. It far outpaced industry expectations by selling two million copies in the United States in its first three weeks.
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But the debut week for One Direction was far more modest than that for "1989" which sold nearly 1.3 million albums in the week after its October 27 release. Swift's album smashed expectations with its sales, which were higher than any other album in a single week since Eminem's "The Eminem Show" in 2002, when the music industry's overall sales were far higher. Swift created a stir by removing her work from the streaming service Spotify, accusing the company of insufficient compensation, but One Direction's music remains available on the site.
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One Direction dethrones Swift to top US music charts - Yahoo News

by Adam Fleischer 11/26/2014 All good things must come to an end, and this week, Taylor Swift was dethroned after an impressive three-week run at the top of the Billboard 200. The new crown-holders? One Direction . The British boy band knocked Taylor out of the top slot by moving 387,000 copies of their fourth album, the aptly-titled Four, according to Neilsen SoundScan. Weve Been Here Before The impressive debut week is nothing new for the fellas from 1D and their fans, as this is the fourth consecutive time that theyve scored a #1 debut.
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One Direction, Katy Perry win 3 American Music Awards; Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Swift shine | Star Tribune

"It means so much to me that it is for best hip-hop because that's what inspired me to move to America and pursue my dreams, and it's what helped me when I was a teenager to escape and to get through my life and to better times," the 24-year-old Australian rapper said, as her mentor T.I. stood beside her. "And it means so much that I can stand here against Eminem and Drake and come out with this." Ariana Grande also worked double duty Sunday: She took the stage to sing lounge-y, piano-versions of her upbeat hits "Problem" and "Break Free," following that with a duet of her latest hit, "Love Me Harder," with the Weeknd. Grande's older brother jumped up in joy, MAGIC! leader Nasir Atweh sang along and Heidi Klum bopped her head. Grande returned again to sing "Bang Bang" with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J, who kicked off the song in the crowd.
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