Taylor Swift

  1. Chart Moves: Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Kanye West

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Taylor Swift : You may have heard something about how the pop/country diva swept in at No. 1 on the Bil ...

  2. 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 " ...

  3. Taylor Swift Sales Chain By Chain

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music merchants were waiting for a chance to pounce on a proven seller, after a tough year where many albums have not lived up to expectations. In fact, its been two years since they had a million seller in one week, since Lil' Wayne did it b ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Albums That Sold 1 Million Copies in One Week

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" sold a whopping 1,047,000 copies in its first week of release, making it the newest entry on the list of albums to crack a million sold in a debut week. Click through for all 16. 16. Lil Wayne 'Tha Ca ...

  6. 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& ...

  7. It's Official: Taylor Swift Cracks 1 Million With 'Speak Now'

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift's new album, "Speak Now," spoke loud and clear last week, as it will debut at No. 1 on this week's Billboard 200 chart with a whopping 1,047,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the largest sa ...

  8. Taylor Swift Aiming For Biggest Sales Week Since 2005

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A week ago, it seemed as if Taylor Swift's third studio album, "Speak Now," released Oct. 25, was on its way to selling at least 800,000 to 900,000 copies sold in its first week . But 1 million copies? Possible, but not a done deal. ...

  9. Chart Moves: Susan Boyle, Willow Smith, Taylor Swift, Bo Burnham, Cee Lo

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Sugarland and Kings of Leon : The two acts arrived at No. 1 and No. 2 , respectively, on the Billboard ...

  10. Sugarland Tops Kings of Leon on Billboard 200

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country duo Sugarland swoops in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with its third topper, "The Incredible Machine." The set sold 203,000 copies last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, beating out the No. 2 arrival of Kings of ...

  11. Sugarland Tops Billboard 200 With Third No. 1 Album

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sugarland's "The Incredible Machine" arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 203,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's country duo's third chart-topper . . . At No. 2, Kings of Leon's "Come Aro ...

  12. Taylor Swift's 'Speak Now' Set For Monster Sales

    October 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Though we've yet to unveil whether Sugarland's "The Incredible Machine" or Kings of Leon's "Come Around Sundown" has won the battle for the No. 1 crown on this week's Billboard 200 chart, we're already ...

  13. Chart Moves: Lil Wayne, David Archuleta, Taylor Swift, Kanye West

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Lil Wayne: The CD version of Weezy's "I Am Not a Human Being" arrived in stores last week, promptin ...

  14. Far East Movement Tops Hot 100 with 'Like a G6'

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based quartet Far*East Movement is set to move to the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 with its debut single "Like a G6" (2-1) when the chart is released tomorrow (Oct. 21). The act knocks out fellow newbie Bruno Mars, who f ...

  15. Discs Drive Lil Wayne's 'Human' 16-1 on Billboard 200

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks after Lil Wayne's "I Am Not a Human Being" bowed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 exclusively from download sales, its CD release pushes it to No. 1 in its third chart week, selling 125,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Da ...

  16. Bon Jovi, U2, Lady GaGa, Brad Paisley Among Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, U2, AC/DC, Lady GaGa, Brad Paisley, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift are among the top finalists for the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, which will be handed out in New York on Nov. 4. The awards - which honor artists, tours, venues, and li ...

  17. Toby Keith's 'Gun' Fires At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One country superstar follows another as Toby Keith replaces Kenny Chesney atop the Billboard 200 with "Bullets in the Gun" selling 71,000 in its debut week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Chesney's "Hemingway's Whiskey&q ...

  18. Web Trends: Taylor Swift, MC Hammer, Yoko Ono and more

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): 19. Back to December Lyrics "Back to December" is the name of the newest Taylor Swift track to be debuted from her upcoming album, "Speak Now." Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. Our 25 Favorite Lyri ...

  19. Business Matters: Ping Followers, Apple, Lala, Verizon and more

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Ping Followers and What They Mean -- Here are a some artists with iTunes Ping profiles and the number of followers each had as of Wednesday evening: Lady Gaga 368,000, Coldplay 305,000, Katy Perry ...

  20. Lady Gaga Wins 8 MTV VMAs, Reveals 'Born This Way' Album Title

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga dominated the major awards at the 2010 MTV VMAs Sunday night (Sept. 12), winning a total of eight moonmen including video of the year, best female video and best pop video. Accepting video of the year for her provocative "Bad Romanc ...

  21. Taylor Swift Absolves Kanye In New Song

    September 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift has absolved Kanye West of last year's onstage sin with one somber song. The 20-year-old delivered a poignant and powerful ode about West at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles that instead of criticizing hi ...

  22. Taylor Swift To Debut Song About Kanye West At VMAs

    September 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Be warned, Kanye: Taylor Swift has written a song about you, and she's singing it at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. The country superstar's win for best female video last year was marred when Kanye West got on stage and said it sh ...

  23. 5 Top TV Music Events This Fall

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Summer is traditionally the dead zone for TV ratings thanks to a combination of repeats and more hours of daylight. (Seriously-daylight savings time? Bad for farmers and for TV executives.) But with the arrival of fall, TV gets back into its groov ...

  24. Eminem Won't Budge From No. 1 On Billboard 200; Lil Wayne Tops Digital Songs

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" unsurprisingly holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a seventh nonconsecutive week—the longest reign for an album since Taylor Swift's "Fearless" snagged 11 weeks atop the list in late 2008 and e ...

  25. Taylor Swift Goes Direct-To-Fan With 'Speak Now' Pre-Orders

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift’s upcoming album “Speak Now,” is being offered direct-to-fan with help from the social commerce platform of Web startup Moontoast.The deal is part of a larger partnership between the social company and Big Machine Records and The Valo ...

  26. Eminem Poised For Billboard 200 Top Spot Next Week

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Next week on the Billboard 200 look for Eminem to probably stand steady for a seventh week at No. 1 with "Recovery," as none of this week's new releases are projected to knock him off his perch. If "Recovery" makes it a se ...

  27. Eminem Meets Susan Boyle At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" slips back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 132,000, marking its sixth nonconsecutive week at the top. It's the most weeks at No. 1 for an album since Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" claim ...

  28. Chart Moves: Arcade Fire, Janelle Monae, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200: -- Arcade Fire: The Canadian band made waves atop the Billboard 200 albums chart this week as its "The Su ...

  29. Kanye West, Drake Confirmed for MTV VMA Performances

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West will indeed return to the MTV Video Music Awards stage a year after interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech. The rapper has been announced as a performer at this year's VMAs, along with Drake and Florence + the Machine. ...

  30. Arcade Fire and Taylor Swift Sweep in With New No. 1s

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Both the Billboard 200 and the Digital Songs charts greet fresh No. 1s this week, as Arcade Fire's new album "The Suburbs" bows atop the former list with 156,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while Taylor Swift's " ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Arcade Fire And Taylor Swift Sweep In With New No. 1s

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Both the Billboard 200 and the Digital Songs charts greet fresh No. 1s this week as Arcade Fire's new album "The Suburbs" bows atop the former list with 156,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while Taylor Swift's "M ...

  33. Dave Matthews, Swift To Play NFL Kickoff Concert

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band and Taylor Swift will perform in New Orleans at the NFL's annual kickoff concert. The league said Monday the Grammy-winning artists will hold the show in Jackson Square, before the Super Bowl champion Saints face the Minnes ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Web Trends: Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Beach Boys and more

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 16. "Mine" - Taylor Swift song Taylor Swift's first single, "Mine" from her upcoming album, "Speak Now" leaked yesterday and has shot straight to the top of the iTunes chart. She will pe ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Swift To Talk 'Fearless' Follow-up On Live Chat

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift will host a live chat to talk with fans about a new album. Swift said she's always getting questions from fans via the Internet and social networking sites. Next Tuesday (July 20) she'll be providing answers about her follow ...

  38. Taylor Swift Among Diverse Honorees At Songwriters Hall

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The iconic ballad "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was so stirring that even a young Paul Simon knew he was onto something special when he composed it 40 years ago. "I thought, 'Hmm. That's better than I usually write,'&q ...

  39. Publishing Round-up: Songwriters Hall of Fame, Billy Joel, Diana Krall, ASCAP and More

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Songwriters Hall of Fame has added music publishing executive Keith Mardak to those who will be honored at its induction ceremony on June 17 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. Mardak, who is chairman/CEO for the Hal Leonard Corp., will ...

  40. Aldean, Lady A, Swift And Underwood Lead CMT Noms

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Four of country music's hottest acts lead the nominees for the CMT Music Awards. Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood each received three nominations when finalists were announced Tuesday (May 11). Ten other acts r ...

  41. Taylor Swift To Receive Award At Songwriters Hall Of Fame

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT She's only 20, but Taylor Swift is getting in the hall of fame. Swift will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards on June 17. Swift has written or co-written every song on her two multiplatinum-selling CD ...

  42. Country Stars Set For Nashville Benefit

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood are among the artists who will perform at a benefit to assist victims of the middle Tennessee flooding. The concert was organized by McGraw, Hill, and Coran Capshaw at Red Light Management ...

  43. Lady Antebellum Wins Five ACM Awards, Underwood Repeats Entertainer of the Year Win

    April 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Top-selling trio Lady Antebellum were the dominant winners at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, grabbing five trophies, including song and single record of the year for crossover hit Need You Now, while also snapping Rascal Flatts ...

  44. Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift In ACM Spotlight

    April 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With all due respect to the leading men of country, this year's Academy of Country Music Awards looks like it's going to the gals. Carrie Underwood can make history as the first woman to win two entertainer of the year awards when the st ...

  45. Lady A Returns to No. 1; Blake Shelton Earns Top Debut

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, bumping Sade's "Soldier of Love" down to No. 2 ... A whopping six albums debut in the top 10 of the tally, the most since last Octob ...

  46. Full Transcript: MTV President Van Toffler @Music&Money

    March 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks Music and Logo Group, sat for a keynote interview at the Billboard Music & Money Symposium March 4. During the session, Toffler touched on everything from MySpace and Rhapsody, to the Beatles and Green Da ...

  47. Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 for Sade

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST There's no stopping the Sade party at No. 1 as the group's "Soldier of Love" retains the top slot on the Billboard 200 for a third straight week ... Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" spends its third week at No. 2 ...

  48. Lady Antebellum Leads ACM Awards Nods

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST An astounding run keeps getting better for Lady Antebellum. Already buoyed by the crossover success of its latest album, the country trio learned it's up for seven Academy of Country Music Awards when nominations were announced Tuesday. Miran ...

  49. Photos: CRS 2010 In Nashville

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Country Radio Seminar 2010 is under way in Nashville. For a full look at this year's agenda, check the CRB Web site . Below some choice photos and bits of news from the event so far. Pictured above, left to right, Scott Borchetta, Becky B ...

  50. Sade's 'Soldier' Stays Put At No. 1 For Second Week

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST When the top debut on the Billboard 200 is down at No. 42, you know it's a slow week on the chart . . . Sade's "Soldier of Love" holds at No. 1 for a second frame, selling 190,000 (down 62%) while Lady Antebellum's "N ...

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