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Nielsen released its mid-year music report yesterday, July 2, 2015, analyzing the biggest albums thus far in 2015 – one of pure sales, and another that includes streaming – and there are slight differences.

The best-selling album on both lists is Taylor Swift’s 1989, which is everything but surprising. Spot number two is reserved for Drake and his mixtape-turned-album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. He dropped the project out of nowhere without any promo or any videos.

List List..

EQUIVALENT UNITS (TAKES STREAMING INTO ACCOUNT)

1. Taylor Swift – 1989 – 2,011,000

2. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – 1,431,000

3. Ed Sheeran – X – 1,428,000

4. Various Artists – Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack – 1,402,000

5. Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour – 1,296,000

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6. Meghan Trainor – Title – 1,209,000 7. Various Artists – Furious

7 Soundtrack – 971,000

8. Maroon 5 – V – 966,000

9. Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint – 825,000

10. Fall Out Boy – American Beauty/American Psycho – 813,000

PURE SALES

1. Taylor Swift – 1989 – 1,328,000

2. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – 965,000

3. Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour – 788,000

4. Ed Sheeran – X – 763,000

5. Various Artists – Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack – 763,000

6. Meghan Trainor – Title – 727,000

7. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly – 627,000

8. Fall Out Boy – American Beauty/American Psycho – 478,000

9. Various Artists – Now 53 – 451,000

10. Josh Groban – Stages – 420,000

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