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No musical artists have reached platinum status in 2014

No musical artists have reached platinum status in 2014

A bad year for album sales


Signifying the rapid rate of dropping album sales, there has not been one single musician that has hit the platinum status this year

With only 2 months left util 2015, no musical artist has seen their album sales pass the one million mark during 2014, a huge contrast to last year where five albums had gone platinum.

This year, only one album has managed to sell over a million copies so far, but it's the movie soundtrack from Frozen, which managed to sell 3.2 million copies.  Forbes explained that "with winter coming, that number is sure to rise"

However, the two best selling albums were released last year, Beyoncé's self-titled album and Lorde's Pure Heroine - which both sold around 750,000 units this year. 

 

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