Love Story

  1. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Reigns For Second Week At No. 1

    November 07, 2012 11:00 AM EST As projected last week, Taylor Swift's "Red" album rules for a second week atop the Billboard 200, selling 344,000 copies (down 72%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the Big Machine Records album blasted in at No. 1 with ...

  2. Taylor Swift Vs. Carrie Underwood: Who's Country's Chart Queen?

    September 04, 2012 11:55 AM EDT When it comes to which women dominate country music today, it seems most would answer either Taylor Swift or Carrie Underwood. But, between them, whose star shines brighter? Let's run some numbers. Take a look and then vote for your favorite ...

  3. Taylor Swift's New Single Blasts Onto Radio, Set For Record Sales Debut

    August 14, 2012 5:53 PM EDT The title of Taylor Swift's new single clearly isn't about her relationship with radio or her adoring buying public. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," the first single from Swift's fourth studio album Red , due Oc ...

  4. Taylor Swift: Birthday Girl, By-The-Numbers

    December 13, 2011 11:32 AM EST "I'm so 22 right now," birthday girl Taylor Swift Tweeted this morning (Dec. 13). In honor of her special day, Chart Beat spotlights a host of the chart records that Billboard's 2011 Woman of the Year and the top country artist ...

  5. Taylor Swift Named Billboard Woman of the Year

    October 11, 2011 11:22 AM EDT Taylor Swift, the biggest selling album artist over the past 12 months, is Billboard's 2011 Woman of the Year. Taylor Swift, the four-time Grammy winner and biggest selling albums artist in any genre for the past 12 months, has been chosen to ...

  6. Taylor Swift Says Broadway Inspired Her 'Speak Now' Tour

    June 01, 2011 7:15 AM EDT In another era, it was enough for artists from Hank Williams to Randy Travis to show up in a city, unpack their gear and play. Stage production for Willie Nelson was simply unfurling a Texas flag and launching into "Whiskey River." But a ...

  7. 5 Factors That Set Up Taylor Swift's Blockbuster Week

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The million-plus first-week sales of Taylor Swift's album "Speak Now" benefited from a combination of savvy planning and media exposure. Here are five things that helped. 1. Going Away For A While As sales of her second album " ...

  8. What Went Right For Taylor Swift?

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift is still the sweetheart of the music industry. Her third album, "Speak Now," just became the 16th album in the Nielsen SoundScan era to sell a million units in one week at a time when many had doubted that anybody would acco ...

  9. Taylor Swift's 'Speak' Sizzles In Million-Plus Debut

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a predicted million sold in its first week—to be more precise: 1,047,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . And we've got oodles of fun facts about Swift& ...

  10. Taylor Swift Makes Sparkling Hot 100 Entrance

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift becomes the second female artist in the history of the Hot 100 to debut multiple tracks in the top five during a calendar year as “Mine” will enter the chart at No. 3 once the final ranking is released tomorrow morning (August 12). Th ...

  11. Taylor Swift's 'Mine' Makes Swift Start At Radio

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Upon its release, radio is claiming Taylor Swift's "Mine" as its own. Rushed to iTunes Wednesday (Aug. 4), "Mine," the first single from Swift's forthcoming album "Speak Now," registered 321 plays on 134 pop ...

  12. New Taylor Swift Album "Speak Now" Out Oct. 25

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift will release her third studio album, "Speak Now" -- the follow-up to 2008's "Fearless" -- on Oct. 25, the country star announced Tuesday (July 20). Swift shared the news with her fans on Ustream and said the a ...

  13. Taylor Swift Swipes Female Download Record

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift breaks the record for best first-week download sales by a female artist with “Today Was a Fairytale.” The track sold 325,000 and is set to debut at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both charts will ...

  14. Taylor Swift Makes CMA history

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST It's been Taylor Swift's year, and Wednesday was her night as she became the youngest person and the first solo female act in a decade to win the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award. Swift won all four awards f ...

  15. Taylor Swift To Re-Release 'Fearless' With New Songs, Extras

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift will release an expanded version of her chart-topping album, "Fearless," with six new songs, her label announced today (Sept. 10). Entitled "Fearless Platinum Edition," the CD/DVD is due on Big Machine Records Oct. ...

  16. Universal Partners With eBay Down Under

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Australia has launched a new music portal on the Australian version of online auction giant eBay. The new music platform at http://play.ebay.com.au/ allows users to click through to buy or stream digital tracks via Universal Austra ...

  17. Beyonce Starts 2009 Atop The Hot 100

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Beyonce begins 2009 with a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," which also enjoys a seventh frame leading Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The track sold a massive 382,000 downloads last week accordin ...

  18. Beyonce Celebrates Xmas Atop Hot 100

    December 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce celebrates Christmas today (Dec. 25) with the No. 1 song on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" begins a third and sixth week atop them, respectively. The track so ...

  19. New Taylor Swift Album Set For November

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift will unveil her sophomore Big Machine album, "Fearless," on Nov. 11. Swift will premiere the video for first single "Love Story" tonight (Sept. 12) at 8:30 ET on CMT. It will then play every half-hour for two hours ...