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Taylor Swift's '1989' Rings in 2015 at No. 1 on Billboard 200

After a one-week vacation, Taylor Swift's stunning album 1989 rings in the new year at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, spending an eighth non-consecutive week at the top.

It is now her longest-running No. 1 album since her second release, Fearless, racked up 13 nonconsecutive No. 1 frames in 2008 and 2009. She also topped the list with Speak Now (six weeks in 2010 and 2011) and Red (seven weeks in 2012 and 2013).

1989 sold 244,000 equivalent units (down 43 percent) in the week ending Jan. 4, according to Nielsen Music. (The Billboard 200 chart measures multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums [TEA] and streaming equivalent albums [SEA].)

Swift's 1989 also leads the Top Album Sales chart, selling 172,000 copies (down 47 percent). It's ahead of the Sales chart's runner-up set, the soundtrack to Guardians of the Galaxy, by more than 100,000 copies. (More on that in a moment.)

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