Taylor Swift

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Sade's 'Soldier' Sizzles At No. 1 With 502,000

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST With its first studio album in nearly 10 years, Sade's "Soldier of Love" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 502,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, giving the act its second chart-topper . . . All told, the group ...

  16. Grammy Stars Shine On Billboard 200, Lady Antebellum Holds at No. 1

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" stands tall at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, as the set sold 209,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the album bowed atop the list with 481,000, the biggest sales week for ...

  17. Grammy Awards Shine On Billboard 200 While Lady A Holds At No. 1

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST As Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" notches a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, new efforts from Lil Wayne, Nick Jonas and Rob Zombie debut in the top 10 . . . Meanwhile, the Grammy Awards make major waves on the tally. Sal ...

  18. Lady Antebellum Leads Banner Week For EMI

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Antebellum's second album, "Need You Now," crashes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 481,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan—the biggest sales week of 2010 and the best opening for a country set since 2008 . . . It' ...

  19. Beyonce, Taylor Swift Win Big At The Grammys

    January 31, 2010 12:00 AM EST The winners of the 52nd annual Grammy Awards Sunday were a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll – but a diva was the one who put a ring on the whole night. Beyonce led all artists on the evening with six wins; song of the year went to Be ...

  20. The 2010 Grammy Awards Winners

    January 31, 2010 12:00 AM EST Record Of The Year WINNER Use Somebody Kings Of Leon [RCA Records] Halo Beyoncé Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce [Music World Music / Columbia] I Gotta Feeling The Black Eyed Peas [Interscope] Poker Face Lady Gaga [Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Ch ...

  21. Early Grammy Winners: Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, 'Slumdog Millionaire'

    January 31, 2010 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Keith Urban were among the winners who picked up early awards Sunday during the Grammy pre-telecast from Los Angeles’ Staples Center. “This is my first Grammy, you guys!” said a breathless Taylor Swift as she a ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 'Hope For Haiti Now' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST The "Hope for Haiti Now" charity album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 171,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, becoming the first digital-exclusive set to top the tally in its nearly 54-year history . . . The set is one o ...

  24. Springsteen, Jay-Z, Urban Join Haiti Telethon

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST The music world's top stars are signing on for Friday's "Hope for Haiti" telethon. Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban and Alicia Keys are just a few of the performers who will be featured, ac ...

  25. Vampire Weekend Lands First No. 1 Album

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST New York band Vampire Weekend sees its sophomore set, "Contra," debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 124,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . The set is only the 12th independently distributed album to top the Billbo ...

  26. Ke$ha's 'Animal' Bites At No. 1 With Big Digital Debut

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Newcomer Ke$ha opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her debut album, "Animal," shifting 152,000 copies . . . Of that figure, an eye-popping 76% was made up of digital downloads . . . After a six-week run at No. 1, Susan Boyle's ...

  27. Susan Boyle Extends Run Atop Billboard 200

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST In just six week since its release, Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" has racked up 3,104,000 in sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan. However, that impressive feat was not enough to overtake Taylor Swift's "Fearless" ...

  28. Boyle's Still On Top, But Swift Finishes As Year's Biggest

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" holds onto the Billboard 200 crown for a sixth week, but can't topple Taylor Swift's "Fearless" as the top-selling album of 2009 . . . The '09 sales total for "Dream&qu ...

  29. Lady Gaga, Green Day, Pink Added To Grammy Performers Line Up

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga, Pink, Green Day, Dave Matthews Band and Zac Brown Band are the latest acts scheduled to perform at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, it was announced today (Jan. 5) on the Recording Academy's official twitter page. Taking place at the ...

  30. Susan Boyle Vs. Taylor Swift Nailbiter For 2009 Sales Crown

    January 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST As the new year is ushered in, it's looking like Susan Boyle will celebrate a sixth straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week, as industry prognosticators project her "I Dreamed a Dream" album may sell about 150,000 to 1 ...

  31. Best Of The 2000s: By-The-Numbers

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. FROM 'FALLIN' ' TO 'THE RISING': The past decade yielded Billboard char ...

  32. Boyle Spends Fifth Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200 Chart

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a fifth consecutive week, selling another 510,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan ... So far, the set has shifted 2,982,000 copies in America. Wit ...

  33. Susan Boyle Blocks Alicia Keys From No. 1 On Billboard 200

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST There's just no stopping Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream." The album continues to lock up the top slot on the Billboard 200 chart for a fourth week in a row, selling 661,000 copies (up 14%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. &qu ...

  34. Susan Boyle Blocks Alicia Keys From No. 1

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" continues to rule the Billboard 200 chart for a fourth straight week as it sells another 661,000 copies. The "Britain's Got Talent" contestant's reign blocks Alicia Keys' fr ...

  35. No Stopping Susan Boyle's 'Dream' On Billboard 200

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle remains atop the Billboard 200 chart for a third week with "I Dreamed a Dream," selling 582,000 copies (up 10%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. So far, "I Dreamed a Dream" has sold 1.8 million and is racing after T ...

  36. No Stopping The 'Dream'

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" retains the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 for a third straight week, shifting 582,000 copies. So far, the set has sold 1.8 million and is racing after Taylor Swift's "Fearless," ...

  37. Chart Beat: Best of 2009, Part 1

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22 ...

  38. Taylor Swift, Kanye West Named Top Female and Male Artists of 2009

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift is forced to share a stage with Kaye West again. Only this time, we think she'll like the experience a bit better. As Billboard reveals in its year-end charts, Swift and West are side by side as Top Female and Top Male Artist of ...

  39. Susan Boyle’s ‘Dream’ Could Be Best-Selling Album Of 2009

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" is on course to spend a third frame atop the Billboard 200 next week, as industry sources suggest the set will sell at least another 500,000 copies and could approach 600,000 by week's end on D ...

  40. Photo Gallery: Vevo Launch Party

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The switch flipped on the much-hyped online music video service Vevo last night at a grand party in New York. Big-name performers included Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert, while music stars like Bono, 50 Cent, Ciara, John Mayer, Taylor Swift, Rihanna a ...

  41. Grammy Nominations Revealed, Beyonce Leads With 10 Nods

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Completing the trifecta of the big three categories, Beyonce topped the nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, with 10 total nods, including album of the year for "I Am...Sasha Fierce," record of the year for "Halo" and ...

  42. Taylor Swift Links With Comcast For VOD Deal

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST In another sign of its commitment to building content strength, Comcast unveiled an exclusive VOD partnership with country singer Taylor Swift Wednesday - a day ahead of a likely announcement of a deal that would give the cable giant a 51% stake i ...

  43. John Mayer 'Battles' To Top With Second No. 1 Album

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST John Mayer brings home his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Battle Studies" bows with 286,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . Mayer leads a busy chart as another eight albums debut in the top 20 from such lum ...

  44. Taylor Swift Wins 5 American Music Awards

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift overshadowed the late Michael Jackson at the American Music Awards on Sunday, winning five prizes including artist of the year. Jackson, who had been expected to enjoy a clean sweep, ended up with four awards. He and Swift went head-t ...

  45. TMG/AEG Live President Messina Clarifies Ticketmaster Stance

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST An ongoing investigative report on ticketing practices from Nashville's NewsChannel 5 has created a stir, and promoter Louis Messina, president of TMG/AEG Live wants to clarify comments he made in a segment that aired last night regarding Tic ...

  46. Bon Jovi Comes Full 'Circle' At No. 1

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi collects its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as the band's new "The Circle" swoops in with 163,000 copies. It's the follow-up to "Lost Highway," which also started atop the list back in 2007 . . . Jus ...

  47. Taylor Swift Boosts Ratings For CMA Awards

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's clean sweep of the Country Music Assn. (CMA) Awards helped the broadcast reach its biggest audience in four years, according to preliminary figures. The three-hour show averaged 16.8 million viewers for ABC on Wednesday, up fro ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Analysis: Vinyl, Digital Sales Hit New High Marks

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Vinyl and single track download sales set new records last week, according to data from Nielsen SoundScan. The two events represent very different trends that were born from the rising popularity of digital music. As of November 8, four artists br ...

  50. Paisley Focused On Duties, Not Noms At CMA Awards

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Brad Paisley is up for seven trophies at Wednesday's (Nov. 11) Country Music Association Awards, but his duties as co-host with Carrie Underwood and performer will keep his attention elsewhere. He welcomes all distractions. "It's a ...

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