Wednesday, March 17, 2010
– Taylor Swift's six-times-platinum "Fearless" album was recognized as the most awarded Album in the history of country music last night at a private dinner in Nashville, according to her web site.
The disc is the only album in history to win the all-genre Album of The Year Grammy, plus Country Album of the Year Awards from the Grammys, the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music and the American Music Awards. Representatives from NARAS, The American Music Awards, The Country Music Association, and the Academy of Country Music all joined Big Machine Records Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta for a group presentation honoring Swift for her achievement.
Swift said, "I hope you know how happy and honored I feel. I'm proud of the people this happened to me with. This was not wasted on us. We all appreciate it so much. We've had a lot change for us. I've seen a lot of you get new cars. Other than that, you're the same people I've always known."
Swift was also honored for:
More than 13 million in total record sales
More than 25 million digital downloads
The 6X platinum (6 million) certification of "Fearless"
"Fearless" as the number 1 selling album in the U.S. in both 2008 and 2009
The 5X platinum (5 million) certification of "Taylor Swift"
The numbers 1 and 2 positions atop Nielsen's BDS 2009 Top 10 Most Played Songs chart (all genres), with You Belong With Me andLove Story.
The number 1 spots on both the 2009 Top 10 Artist Airplay chart (all genres) and the Top 10 Artist Internet Streams chart.
Her four most recent number one singles (Should've Said No, Love Story, White Horse, and You Belong With Me)