Taylor Swift Honored For “Fearless,” Makes Billboard History

Taylor Swift Honored For “Fearless,” Makes Billboard History

Taylor Swift was honored in Nashville Wednesday evening for her album Fearless, which has been the most awarded album in country music history. Members of NARAS, The American Music Awards, The Country Music Association, and the Academy of Country Music joined Big Machine Records Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta in honoring Taylor for this achievement.

Fearless, released in 2008, has won every album award in the country music genre, and was named all-genre Album of the Year at the 2010 GRAMMY Awards. Taylor, who turned 20 in December, was the youngest artist in history to win the music industry's coveted top prize and she is also the award's first-ever solo female country winner, and the first solo female winner in more than a decade. Taylor wrote or co-wrote every song on Fearless.

Taylor was also honored at the event 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 #1 selling album in the US in both 2008 & 2009
  • The 5X Platinum (5 Million) Certification of Taylor Swift
  • The #1 and #2 positions atop Nielsen's BDS 2009 Top 10 Most Played Songs chart(all genres), with “You Belong With Me” and “Love Story”
  • The #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 #1 singles (“Should've Said No,” “Love Story,” “White Horse,” and “You Belong With Me”)

Taylor also made Billboard history this week when the song “Fearless” reached the top 10 on the charts. “Fearless” is the 5th song from the album of the same name to reach the top 10, a feat she also reached with her debut album, Taylor Swift. Taylor is the only solo female in the chart’s 66-year history to collect five top 10s from each of her first two albums.

Taylor is currently on the road for the 2010 portion of her “Fearless” tour.