Chart Check: Meghan Trainor Hits #1 With Debut Album / Taylor Swift Certified 4x Platinum

Published: Friday 23rd Jan 2015 by Rashad

It seems as though what Meghan Trainor is really all about is clocking #1s.

For, after pop superstar Beyonce passed on the female empowerment song ‘All About That Bass,’ Trainor took the tune to the top of the Hot 100 for 8 consecutive weeks.  Now, fans looking for the Massachusetts-bred songbird’s album on charts shouldn’t look anywhere but up as she’s currently perched atop the Billboard 200 with her debut ‘Title.’

Besting initial reports of 220,000 first week sales by nearly 20,000, the burgeoning diva saw her first title on the tally zoom to #1 on the wings of 238,000 units sold.  This, just days before word had it country pop princess Taylor Swift saw her blockbuster ‘1989’ album edge past the 4 million mark.

If you were wondering when was the last time an album shifted 4 million copies in the U.S. you shouldn’t be surprised to know that it was when Swift did it herself a year ago with ‘Red.’

More below:

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Hot 100

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  1. TRUTH SERUM January 23, 2015

    Alright Ms. Swift!

  2. I STAN(D) FOR TALENT January 23, 2015

    She’s a fad like Kesha, Carly Ray Jepson, Lana etc.

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) January 23, 2015

      And RIHJECT is a physically abused thot, just like YOU AND FAGGBIRD….LOL

    • TRUTH SERUM January 23, 2015

      You and that Rita Stan gots to be the same person. I’m just saying. Lol

      • I STAN(D) FOR TALENT January 23, 2015

        And have you ever seen me giving Whora any props? We were dragging the stan just the other day and you were there. Is it amnesia or are part of the Fleahive? Don’t come at me with that shít. I have a presence on this blog, thus why you replied to my harmless little comment.
        Now ➡➡➡_/_/_/ ⬅⬅⬅

      • I STAN(D) FOR TALENT January 23, 2015

        …are *you part…

      • TRUTH SERUM January 23, 2015

        Lol… Ok ‘Queen of TGJ’… Your Beyoncé rants Are starting to sound a little off though… You might want to dial it back a tad bit. It might tarnish your status/ prescense in the blogosphere. ** throws rose pedals**. Lmao

      • CherylSoldierr January 23, 2015

        Truth this thing just got DRAGGED on Twitter. She’s a fad

      • TRUTH SERUM January 23, 2015

        That explains it. Lol…

    • Paulo January 23, 2015

      is she? didn’t listen to her album but I know none of the fads mentioned pulled 200k+ with their debut.

    • Lobe January 24, 2015


      I agree. You may want to add Lorde to this list.

  3. CT January 23, 2015

    I dont think she will last five years.. I could be wrong im not hating tho…

    • Danny Bey January 24, 2015

      Didn’t Yall learn from Rihanna?

  4. Mark111 January 23, 2015

    That call me maybe girl never sold like this. Big up to Taylor Swift Blade. 4 times plat? Now that’s epic. That’s how you do it, kill BOTH charts.

    • Big ups January 23, 2015

      It’s too bad none of your fav’s can do that 😉

      • Brian310 January 24, 2015

        They are to busy getting ww figures instead of concentrating on 1 market

      • Sass January 24, 2015

        ‘Forgotten is subjective’ So are 90% of Rihanna singles and eras.

      • Special Delivery January 24, 2015

        Ikr. Rihanna can barely stay at #1 after one week after 6 tries on the album chart. Let alone go multiplatinum. Kii.

      • Mark111 January 24, 2015

        Ya right, Rihanna and Aaliyah would never make a wack song like 7/11. Even Ciara have higher standard than that trash.

      • Special Delivery January 24, 2015

        7/11 stayed in the top 20 after 2 months with no promo. It charted highter tha Flop it Up. Less radio play. Try again.

      • Mark111 January 24, 2015

        Ha! You bragging about a top 20? Stay and Diamond took a nap in the top ten for months. When the last time your queen did that? A decade ago?! Lol, and a video is promo hooker, thats the only reason 7/11 and Drunk In Love charted. #sit

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) January 23, 2015

      Yeah, good for Taylor!!!!!! However, her songs are very forgettable and childish>>> Do you agree Mark???

      • Mark111 January 24, 2015

        Forgettable is subjective. People can say the same about Beyonce’s last two eras. People are not going to forget this hits, years from now when you play the 2010’s station, who you think are going to pop up? Pretty Hurts won’t for sure.

      • Sass January 24, 2015

        Drunk In Love will nice try!

      • Mark111 January 24, 2015

        Drunken H** is forgotten NOW. Nice try.

      • Sass January 24, 2015

        ‘Forgotten is subjective’ So are 90% of Rihanna singles and eras.

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 24, 2015

      Lmao @ the shade!! I don’t use Taylor at all but I gotta give it to her. A real queen can slay both charts simultaneously. 🙂

    • B**** please January 24, 2015

      The same can be said about Rihanna’s whole existence.

    • Special Delivery January 24, 2015

      And Birthday Cake is so quality right?

  5. TheElusiveLamb January 23, 2015

    Congratulations to both ladies. It’s so great to see those numbers at this time

  6. Lake Erie January 23, 2015

    Wow?! Hold up! Beyonce was suppose to sing that song?!? But she passed it up? Wow, if that’s true, then that would’ve been versatile as hell. I couldn’t imagine though.

  7. Paulo January 23, 2015

    congrats Meghan! like your hit. might check the album on spotify then

  8. B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare January 23, 2015

    Taylor is an undeniable beast. I don’t really mess with her like that but “Style” is not only the best song on “1989” but one of the best pop songs to come out in a very long time. No denying it. It makes “Shake It Off” and “Blank Space” sound ridiculous. “Style” DESERVES to be #1 on the BB100.

    Meghan…I don’t get it.

    • TRUTH SERUM January 23, 2015

      I’m embarrassed to say it but I secretly love “shake it off”… It’s so infectious… taylor consistenly writes hits after hits. Runs out of post…

      • B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare January 23, 2015

        LOL! That’s alright. Taylor has a way of worming her music into your brain. She’s a master pop writer like that. 😀

        That’s what happened to me on ” I Knew You Were Trouble.”

  9. The Great Lacefronce. January 23, 2015

    The song would’ve flopped if Thiefonce sang it just like most of her singles did from here album

  10. Slaylar Swift January 23, 2015

    Beyonce could never

    • Alex January 24, 2015

      She already did with dangerously in love! Try again!

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 24, 2015

        That awkward moment Yall always talk about others bringing up “ancient” receipts when Dangerously in Love was released over a decade ago. Lmao

      • Sass January 24, 2015

        Why are stalking all Beyonce fans again all of a sudden? What happened to the ‘i love queen bey’ persona. Lmao. Weak child.

  11. Lax January 24, 2015

    Stay bringing up Bey name. Can a b**** hit number one without her mentions. Get off that lady d***!

  12. Stephy Jackson January 24, 2015

    Taylor Better SLAY

  13. the voice January 24, 2015

    Congrats to Nicki…. still in top 10

  14. truthtea January 24, 2015

    Ugh Meghan and her collaborator wrote and composed AATB together and was the song that got her discovered by LA Reid. Never once was it intended for Beybonic. Check your facts idiots!

    • Sass January 24, 2015

      Yes it was. Meghan said so herself.

  15. No Name January 24, 2015

    Her next week album sales prediction is 50 – 55k. Almost 75% drop. By the way, Nicki is showing stabilty in sales.

    • FAF January 24, 2015

      yes! 30k each week over a month later she will be gold next week she’s at over 440k US, close to 600k ww now

  16. Lobe January 24, 2015

    Kudos to Taylor but I wouldn’t be surprised if her wealthy family is buying the albums. However, ‘1989’ is good a disc … “Style” and “Bad Blood” being notables. I wonder if this album will go 10X… Anyone willing to make a wager?

  17. Taylor swifts number 1 fan!! January 24, 2015

    Yes!! Taylor has 2 songs in the top 5, both have been out for ages, and I think “style” can do the same. That was my instant favourite on 1989, when I first heard the album for the first time.

    Album wise- at 2, even though it came out in October, which is it’s joint lowest position since it was released.

  18. Taylor swifts number 1 fan!! January 24, 2015

    WW sales: @taylorswift13, “1989” 163,000 (5,785,000 total).

    So that means Taylor Swift has sold over1.7 million outside of the states so far.

  19. B**** please January 24, 2015

    Rihanna could never.

  20. JOHNVIDAL January 24, 2015

    WOW at that Meghan girl! Who expected that? Only like 2% of artists are selling over 200k copies first week, it´s impressive in her case. I though it was going to be more like that case of Call me Maybe, a one hit wonder whose album was purchased by nobody. I thought this girl was cute but didn´t expect this. Do I have to check the album? 🙂
    About Taylor: what´s wrong with America? Seriously! She is selling so above anybody else that it is like a Michael Jackson of the 10s, difference being she doesn´t deserve it. What´s wrong with you guys? There are so many artists who should be doing that, not Taylor. She´s so mediocre.

    • NO TREBLE January 24, 2015

      Now you will pay attention because her album sold well? Have a seat.

      • JOHNVIDAL January 24, 2015

        It was a question. I asked if there´s someone in this blog who can tell me if her music/album is good or something. Where´s the problem?

  21. @RealMattPhoenix January 24, 2015

    Slaytor swifyt keeps winning and i’m glad. Her dancer were stupid to jump ship into basic perry’s canoe.
    I too never expected this meghan chick to pull these numbers but we’ll done.
    200k obese people in the usa

  22. Sass January 24, 2015

    Thats impressive for Meghan. Most artists struggle to sell over 200k first week WITH all the #1s and exposure under the sun.

  23. Special Delivery January 24, 2015

    Congrats to all.

  24. G4L January 24, 2015

    There’s money to be made from fat women as an audience.
    Only in the obese USA!

    • @RealMattPhoenix January 24, 2015

      Lmao right! Meghans next music video is gonna be shot in mc donalds

      • @RealMattPhoenix January 24, 2015

        Lol and the lead single will be “all about the chaff (no thigh gap)

      • G4L January 24, 2015

        Imagine of Rihanna, Bey or any chick made a song attacking fat women. The outrage!

    • @RealMattPhoenix January 24, 2015

      Featuring demi Mc’Vato and Adel

  25. Suicide Blonde January 24, 2015

    Who’s that girl Meghan?, i don’t listen to radio, anyway, Taylor is loved by most americans, 4 million, that’s impressive, call me when Gaga, Katy and the rest of the girls can slay like this in their 3rd or 4th album, wow.

  26. Kendall January 24, 2015

    I don’t like the way she calls girls ‘skinny bittches’ in her song. Its very contradictory. The song and video is praising being big but could have gone about it without condemning skinny girls in the process.

  27. Rosie January 24, 2015

    Oh wow, but Bjork might not even pass 20K first week. The U.S. and their taste<<<
    At least Style is flying up the charts. I wonder if the single after this will be Bad Blood or Wildest Dreams.

  28. Rosie January 24, 2015

    And death at Title only selling 244K worldwide. What kind of Pinkprint localness (except even more tragic because Meghan’s album is straight up pop).

    • NO TREBLE January 24, 2015

      The real kii will be when Meg outsells that drunken botoxed s*** in your avi. Now twirl on that.

      • Rosie January 24, 2015

        Wow, I would expect her to do that with two top 5 singles and all that promo. The inability for you f*** to drag accurately kills me.
        Still not as much promo as Onika had with the Pinkshit.

      • CherylSoldierr January 24, 2015

        The KII is the 80% decline. The lanaholics couldn’t purchase their faves bargain bin flop? Book any tv performance before you come for others. And continue CLINGING to taylor kiiiiii

    • CATFISH CAREY January 24, 2015


  29. Charlieyoncé January 24, 2015

    “Beyoncé could never”? B**** Beyoncé has FOUR multi-platinum albums. Dangerously in Love is on the brink of clocking 5 million. And y’all whores will DEAL.

  30. Tea honey January 24, 2015

    Beyonce could never and the world agrees honey if she was this king she could sell albums but she’s stuck at 3M after over a year THE DELUSION is REAL

  31. B2B January 24, 2015

    First congratulations to Meghan and Taylor for slaying their lanes respectively. Secondly, why is it that stans try to downplay the success of the album BEYONCÉ? None of Bey’s contemporaries could even release an album by the surprise! Just remember… Beyoncé went double platinum with a #1, without attention seeking interviews, & without discounts. Bey promoted herself by going on Blockbuster tours and collecting them checks!

  32. B2B January 24, 2015

    Question… Out of the Pop girls of the 00s, who has the most multi-platinum albums?? I know Beyoncé has 4/5… What about Rih, Ci, Katy & Gaga…? Oh yeah Christina & Aaliyah as well.

    • Suicide Blonde January 24, 2015

      If you are putting Xtina there then BRITNEY SPEARS is the answer to your question.

      • Danny Bey January 24, 2015

        Last time I checked, Britney’s last 4 albums couldn’t even scan 1 million (with the exception of Circus, barely)…. Sooooo, what were you saying??

    • blue January 24, 2015

      he wont put britney there because the questin was formed to make beyonce look good.

    • Mark111 January 24, 2015

      Aaliyah passed in 01, so that’s just disrespectful. Britney had two diamond albums, so that alone tells you who had the most.

      • B2B January 24, 2015

        But Brittany has 4 from 2000s to now and I didn’t mention her because she honestly didn’t come to mind. But since you brought her up… She, like Beyoncé, has four multi-platinum albums.

  33. @RealMattPhoenix January 24, 2015


  34. Casual-T January 24, 2015

    I did not know Beyonce passed on All About That Bass. Just a hunch — Beyonce figured the song was a hit, but felt the song was wrong for her at this point in her career.

  35. Sandra January 26, 2015

    Did Meghan really sell 238,000 or is that with streaming and tracks included? With this new Billboard 200 formula it’s impossible to take the Billboard 200 chart seriously when it’s not based on pure sales anymore. At least they still have a pure sales chart with Top Album Sales chart. Unfortunately Billboard 200 is a joke now, when albums that sell nothing but have high streaming/ many people buy the singles chart higher than albums that SELL more but have less streaming/single sales.

  36. Sandra January 26, 2015

    I just looked it up, and Meghan Trainors album only sold 196,000 copies. She did not sell 238,000 that is just including streaming and single sales. Outside of the US she only managed to sell 48,000 copies, she’s not really a big worldwide force is she. But congrats Meghan. And Congrats Taylor Swift for your huge album sales (she does not need to inflate her numbers by adding streaming/singles. Taylors album sales are real SALES).

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