Swift's "Mean" hits number one
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Swift's "Mean" hits number one

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 – Taylor Swift this week celebrates her eighth number one record as Mean, the third single from her Triple-Platinum-plus "Speak Now" album, tops the Mediabase / Country Aircheck Country Singles Chart, becoming her third straight chart topping song from the album.

Mean also holds the number one video slots at both at CMT (two weeks) and GAC (three weeks).

Swift's Speak Now 2011 World Tour has been a hit. She played to about 110,000 fans at Foxboro, Mass.' Gillette Stadium over the weekend. On Saturday, the night skies opened, and Swift played the second half of that night's show in the pouring rain, soaking wet. Midway through "You Belong With Me" the light rain became a downpour, but Swift (the first and only female artist to ever sell out Gillette) continued. Sunday night's show went off without any weather hitches.


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