The numbers for the third quarter of the year were released and show that the Toronto rapper‘s project sold 951,000 units. Taylor Swift follows with 1989, which sold 809,000 copies. 1989 is the top-seller overall, pushing 2.4 million units.
Album sales continue their decline, but at a slower rate than last year. At the end of quarter three, 2015 saw 16.6 million less albums sold than the same period of time in 2014. The difference between 2013 and 2014 was 42 million albums.
Streaming skyrocketed this year, doubling its overall numbers, 232 billion streams in 2015 compared to 118.1 billion in 2014. Stream-equivalent albums (1,500 streams is one album purchase) rose 96 percent this year.
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