Taylor Swift Hits Global Sales Highs, Scoring 14 Gold and Platinum Albums
Taylor Swift Hits Global Sales Highs, Scoring 14 Gold and Platinum Albums 8/20/09
Taylor Swift Hits Global Sales Highs, Scoring Fourteen Gold and Platinum Albums Worldwide
TAYLOR HAS 1 MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS, 250 MILLION MYSPACE PLAYS
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Taylor Swift, who sold more albums last year than any other artist, is making a significant impact on the global music scene, earning Gold and Platinum sales certifications in fourteen countries spanning five continents.
Her FEARLESS album, rapidly approaching quadruple-platinum in the US, has earned the following international sales awards:
PLATINUM GOLD Australia (Triple Platinum) United Kingdom (Gold X2) Canada (Triple Platinum) Norway Singapore South Africa New Zealand Hong Kong Ireland Philippines Indonesia Malaysia Taiwan
FEARLESS has spent 11 weeks so far in the #1 position atop Billboard's all-genre Top 200 Sales chart, and 21 weeks at #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. Taylor's self-titled debut CD, released on Big Machine Records in 2006, was certified Quadruple-Platinum this week. Taylor has sold more albums than any artist in the world so far this year, and her paid music downloads now exceed 19.5 million songs.
FEARLESS has reached the Top 5 on the sales charts in 13 countries, and Taylor's #1 single "Love Story" has become a global sensation, topping airplay charts worldwide, in countries including the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. This week Taylor is celebrating her 4th consecutive #1 single in the US, and her fifth #1 out of her last six singles released.
Tickets to shows on the Taylor Swift FEARLESS 2009 Tour remain the hottest on the market, with capacity crowds packing arenas around the globe. Taylor travels to the UK this week for sold out shows at V Fest at Highlands Park and V Fest at Weston Park. These performances mark her first return trip to the UK since her series of sold out shows there in May. Taylor will make another trip to the UK later this year for a November 23rd headlining date at London's Wembley Arena. Earlier this year, Taylor headlined a short series of shows in Australia, all of which sold out.
Taylor now has more than a million followers on her Twitter account, and this week surpassed the 250 million mark for music streams on her MySpace page.
Upon her return from the UK, Taylor resumes her US tour with a headlining show at Madison Square Garden. Tickets for the show sold out in one minute but you can still get tickets from TicketsNow here.
To hear music from Taylor Swift, log on to: www.taylorswift.com or www.myspace.com/taylorswift.
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