Taylor Swift enjoys record week
Monday, December 3, 2007
– More than one year after the release of her debut, Taylor Swift enjoyed her best sales week ever.
The self-titled CD sold 88,342 units this past week, 36-percent increase from last week, and Swift's biggest sales week since the release of her self-titled debut CD in October 2006. In the three weeks since Swift performed at the Country Music Association awards and won the Horizon Award on Nov. 7, Swift scanned 220,823 albums, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Swift's current single, "Our Song," is currently first on the Country Digital sales chart and sixth on Billboard's Country Singles chart and is her fastest moving single to date. The song's video is in its second week at number 1 on CMT's Top 20 video countdown. Her single "Teardrops On My Guitar," which reached number 2 on the country charts earlier this year, is currently in the Top 25 on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart. Swift's rendition of "Last Christmas," from her Christmas EP "Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection" (available exclusively at Target), is now first on Mediabase's Top 25 Current Most-Played Christmas Songs.
Swift will join Akon, Quincy Jones and Linkin Park Thursday morning to announce nominations for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. The Grammys will be held in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2008 on CBS.
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