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Taylor Swift gets Mean

Thursday, October 21, 2010 – With this week's release of Mean, Taylor Swift topped her own Billboard record - which she set last week - for Most Top 10 debuts on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 in the history of the chart. The four songs from "Speak Now" released early as part of an iTunes rollout all reached number one on the site's all-genre downloads chart within hours of release, and paid song downloads from "Speak Now" now top 1.8 million.

Fans can take a look inside the new CD - from the recording to performances to the behind-the-scenes of release week - on Thanksgiving night, when NBC will air the one-hour primetime special "Taylor Swift - Speak Now." The program will follow Swift on her journey from New York City to Los Angeles through interviews and events plus showcasing multiple one-of-a-kind performances (including a concert held 30,000 feet in the air as Swift travels across the country).

Swift's official album release party will again be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, who will devote her one-hour show to the festivities on Nov. 1.

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Part Behind The Music style documentary and part concert film, Taylor Swift's new Blu-ray release offers an interesting hybrid approach to the typical live performance video - an approach that hits more than it misses. "Journey To Fearless" focuses on Swift's meteoric rise from aspiring grade-school singer/songwriter to award-winning country and pop megastar while sprinkling in live performances. Hardcore Swift fans will find a lot to love on this single-disc set (which is also ...
CD review - Speak Now Taylor Swift has made the best CD of her young career with her fourth CD. The biggest difference is that Swift's singing, spotty on previous releases and live performances, is far far superior here. Swift wrote all 14 songs here, which like her other albums tend to deal with relationships that have gone south. Swift's songwriting always has been one of her strengths, and that continues to be the case here - both lyrically and musically. Put simply, Swift knows a lot about penning ...
CD review - Fearless Taylor Swift took the county world by storm with her huge selling debut and its five hit singles. With a huge marketing push and myspace, Swift was on her way. Kind of like an Avril Lavigne for the teen female country set. Sophomore slump? There's no indication of that. Swift once again writes her material - all 13 songs here with help sometimes from Liz Rose, Colbie Caillat and John Rich. Swift writes of what she knows about - relationships and teen love come and gone in songs speak to her fans. ...

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