Swift sets digital record
Thursday, January 7, 2010
– With more than 24.3 million digital tracks sold to date, Taylor Swift is the top-selling digital artist in music history, according to sales figures released yesterday by Nielsen SoundScan.
Swift's "Fearless" CD was 2009's top-seller, with sales last year in excess of 3.2 million copies, and she claimed both the numbers 1 and 2 positions atop Nielsen's BDS Top 10 Most Played Songs chart (all genres), with You Belong With Me and Love Story, respectively. She also topped the all format 2009 Top 10 Artist Airplay chart with over 1.29 million song detections, and the Top 10 Artist Internet Streams chart with more than 46 million song plays.
"Fearless" was also the top-selling album of 2008, and she is the youngest solo artist ever to top the year-end sales chart. The disc has sold 5 million units.
Swift's next television performance will be on the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, broadcast live on CBS on Jan. 31. She is nominated for eight Grammies, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year. She makes her feature film acting debut in Garry Marshall's "Valentine's Day," set for release on Feb. 12. Swift takes her sold-out Fearless tour back on the road in Australia next month. Her line of American Greetings cards will also hit stores in February.
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