Taylor Swift jumps to top of country chart, replacing Carrie Underwood
Monday, December 10, 2007
– Taylor Swift made history today when her third single, "Our Song," claimed the top spot on Billboard's Country Singles Chart. Swift, 17, is now the youngest person to single-handedly write and sing a number-one country single entirely on her own. Swift is also the first female artist in country music history to write or co-write every song on a double platinum-selling debut CD.
Swift climbed to the top, replacing Carrie Underwood's "So Small."
"Our Song" skyrocketed from sixth to first this week, which marks the biggest jump to number one on the Billboard Country Chart since Tim McGraw's "Just To See You Smile" went from sixth to first 10 years ago. Her jump also was the biggest jump into number one by a female artist since Faith Hill's debut single "Wild One" did the same in January 1994.
Over the weekend, Swift crossed the 31 million mark for music streams on her MySpace page. Also this week, "Our Song" entered the Top 10 on the most added songs on Facebook. Taylor is the only country artist on this chart.
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