Taylor joins country music superstars Garth Brooks and Shania Twain as the only country artists in Billboard SoundScan history to have TWO albums spend 20 weeks at No.1 on the Top Country Albums sales chart. Fearless returned to the No.1 spot last week on Billboard’s Top Country Albums sales chart, 36 weeks after its initial release, and holds firm this week, marking it’s 20th week at No.1.
Swift’s self-titled debut CD, released 143 weeks ago (in 2006), also remains one of country’s top sellers, claiming the No.11 spot on the sales chart this week. Taylor is the only artist this decade to have two albums spend 20 weeks at No.1 on the Top Country Albums chart.
Taylor’s career CD sales to date now top 7.75 million albums, her paid song downloads now exceed 18 million, and her MySpace music streams are over 246 million!!!
Taylor’s current single, “You Belong With Me,” currently holds the No. 3 position and is climbing BOTH Billboard’s Top Country Songs chart and the Hot 100 pop chart, making Taylor the only artist in the 25-year archival history of Billboard’s airplay charts to have a song greater than No.5 on both charts in the same week. In addition, Taylor currently holds the Billboard all-genre record for most Top 20 debuts in a calendar year.
It’s hard to believe she isn’t even 20 years old! Taylor’s success is incredible!