Taylor Swift

  1. Michael Jackson: Still King

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The King of Pop is still the king of the Billboard charts. The Top Comprehensive Albums chart that is, where his "Number Ones" set reigns yet again (114,000). The set has now become the second-biggest-selling album of the year and has Ta ...

  2. Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Shakira Make Moves On Hot 100

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry and Shakira make their moves on the Hot 100 this week, while the Black Eyed Peas and Jason Mraz set new milestones. Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" at No. 3 nets a new peak on the Hot 100 fo ...

  3. The Billboard Q&A: Scott Borchetta

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When Scott Borchetta signed then-15-year-old Taylor Swift to his fledgling Big Machine Records label in 2005, the former DreamWorks Nashville executive ignored the prevailing view that teen acts don't work in the adult-oriented country format ...

  4. Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley Win Big AT CMT Awards

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift opened the Country Music Television awards with a skit about living out her dreams. The 19-year-old country and pop sensation went a long way toward doing just that by winning video of the year and female video of the year for "L ...

  5. Eminem Stays Atop Billboard 200

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After last week's blowout week on the Billboard 200 -- where there were seven debuts in the top 10 -- this week's tally is slightly tamer. While there are still three new albums that arrive in the top 10, the Hot Shot Debut is Marilyn Ma ...

  6. Eminem Leads For Second Week With 'Relapse'

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Relapse" easily holds for a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, shifting 211,000 in its sophomore frame. Last week it bounded in atop the list with 608,000 . . . The top 10 welcomes new albums from Marilyn Manson, W ...

  7. Carrie Underwood Wins Country Music's Top Award

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood was named entertainer of the year at the 44th Academy of Country Music awards, securing her status as country's hottest star on a night that felt like a changing of the guards. Underwood became only the seventh woman in 39 ye ...

  8. Sound Relief Concerts Lift Sales Down Under

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift, Coldplay and Kings of Leon were among the acts to enjoy major sales spikes following their appearance at Australia's Sound Relief charity concerts, held simultaneously March 14 in Sydney and Melbourne. More than 30 acts performe ...

  9. Taylor Swift Among ACM Top Album Nominees

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Things just keep getting better for Taylor Swift: Besides having the No. 1 album in the country, she's been nominated for album of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Swift joins George Strait, Jamey Johnson, Carrie Underwood and ...

  10. Swift Steady at No. 1 While 'Slumdog' Slides Into Top Five

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" is a non-mover at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, sticking around for an amazing 11th week at the top ... the chart's top debut comes from metal band Lamb of God, while the Jonas Brothers also ...

  11. 'Slumdog' Barks While Taylor Swift Nets 10th Week At No. 1

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Slumdog Millionaire" bites into the Billboard 200 as the film's eight Academy Award wins on Feb. 22 instantly impact the chart . . . Taylor Swift's "Fearless" earns a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billb ...

  12. Grammy Awards And Valentine's Day Warm Up The Chart

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Though obviously the big sales drivers on the Billboard 200 this week are the Feb. 8 Grammy Awards and shopping encouraged by the Feb. 14 Valentine's Day holiday, a familiar face returns to No. 1 -- Taylor Swift . . . The chart's top two ...

  13. Madonna Tops 2009 Music Money Makers List

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST If anyone had any doubt that touring is where the money is in the music business, a quick look at the top Moneymakers for 2009 should hammer the point home. Regardless of genre, retail sales or radio play, each of the 20 acts on Billboard's M ...

  14. Grammys Get A Ratings Boost

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The ratings from the 2009 Grammys on CBS rebounded from their all-time low the previous year, with 19.05 million viewers on Sunday night. Perhaps buoyed by a lineup of performers that included nominees like Lil' Wayne and Radiohead - and non- ...

  15. Springsteen Debuts Atop Album Chart

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Bruce Springsteen's new album, "Working on a Dream," dethrones Taylor Swift's "Fearless" after an eight-week reign. The Columbia set sold 224,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundSca ...

  16. Cyrus, Swift Teaming Up At Grammys

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Teen superstars Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift will perform together at the 51st Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 8) in Los Angeles. Also new to the lineup are Estelle and Kanye West, Adele, Chris Brown, Sugarland and a Four Tops tribute featuring surv ...

  17. Taylor Swift Plots First Headlining Tour

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Taylor Swift will embark on her first headlining tour this spring, beginning April 23 in Evansville, Ind. The 52-city trek will feature "multiple costume changes" and a stage with a "fairy-tale castle," according t ...

  18. Lucky Seven For Swift While 'Notorious' Debuts

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 . . . Can you name the last album to spend as many weeks at the top? . . . The first top 10 debut of the year comes in the form of the soundtrack to " ...

  19. Taylor Swift Tops Album Chart For Sixth Week

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST In another week bereft of any major new releases, Taylor Swift maintains her lead on The Billboard 200 for a sixth non-consecutive week with "Fearless." The Big Machine album moved 72,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundSca ...

  20. Swift Makes It Six While GaGa Gains

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a sixth week, the longest run at the top since 2005 . . . As the big chart continues to get back to a normal post-Christmas state, a bevy of albums make headway on th ...

  21. Swift To Guest Star On 'CSI'

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rising country superstar Taylor Swift, who ended 2008 as the top selling all-genre artist with just over 4 million albums sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and who kicked off 2009 as the musical guest on NBC's "Saturday Night Live,&q ...

  22. Taylor Swift Still In Control Of Billboard 200

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift notches her fifth non-consecutive week atop The Billboard 200 with "Fearless" (Big Machine), which moved 90,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a 66% sales slide from the previous wee ...

  23. Post-Holiday Chart Blues

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST While Taylor Swift's "Fearless" hangs in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a fifth week, she does so with less than 100,000 . . . The chart continues to regain pre-Christmas normality, with holiday titles -- for the most part -- tak ...

  24. Swift To Appear On 'SNL'

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift, who ended 2008 as the top selling artist with just over 4 million albums sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, will kick off 2009 as the musical guest on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." Swift will join host Neil Patrick H ...

  25. Taylor Swift Reigns Again On Billboard 200

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's sophomore Big Machine album "Fearless" tops The Billboard 200 for a fourth non-consecutive week after selling 262,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 21% sales decline from last week. Wi ...

  26. Taylor Swift Stands Still As 2008 Comes To A Close

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST For a fourth week, Taylor Swift's "Fearless" finds itself at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 ... This week's charts mark the final sales frame of the 2008 year, so we dive into the year's sales numbers, detailing some surprisin ...

  27. Taylor Swift Fends Off Keyshia Cole And Jamie Foxx At No. 1

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" wins out on the Billboard 200 over new albums from Keyshia Cole and Jamie Foxx as the young country singer's set moves 330,000 . . . Cole's "A Different Me" and Foxx's "Intuiti ...

  28. Taylor Swift Reclaims Billboard 200 Throne

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a week without a top 10 debut, Taylor Swift's "Fearless" reclaims the top spot on The Billboard 200, inching up 2-1 thanks to a 29% sales increase to 249,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Fear ...

  29. Taylor Swift's 'Fearless' Returns To No. 1

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" comes back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, displacing Britney Spears' "Circus," which slips to No. 2 in its sophomore frame . . . The top 10 of the chart is devoid of debuts, ...

  30. The Year In Music & Touring: A Run Of No. 1 Achievements Ends The Year For Taylor Swift

    December 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rising superstar Taylor Swift is making her mark, of that there can be no doubt. This 18-year-old concludes the year in the No. 1 spot on the Top Country Artists recap and the Hot Country Songwriters tally. She also leads the Top Country Album Art ...

  31. Taylor Swift's 'Fearless' Flies At No. 1 With 592,000

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift nets the best week for a country album in a year as her "Fearless" set arrives at No. 1 with 592,000 . . . Her set is just one of six arrivals in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. The others? David Archuleta's self-title ...

  32. Taylor Swift Poised For No. 1 Debut

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift is on course to earn her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Fearless" (Big Machine) leads Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart, released today (Nov. 12). Unweighted sales of "Fearless" through the close ...

  33. 'Twilight' Soundtrack Takes A Bite Out Of The Billboard 200

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to the teen vampire romance "Twilight" bows atop the Billboard 200, pushing AC/DC's "Black Ice" to No. 2 after a two-week run at the top . . . Three more albums start in the top 10: Hinder's sophomore s ...

  34. Beathard, Swift, Hank Jr., Sony ATV Big Winners At BMI Country Awards

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Casey Beathard, Taylor Swift, Hank Williams, Jr., and publisher Sony/ATV were the big winners at the 56th Annual BMI Country Awards, which were held Tuesday night (Nov. 11) at the performing rights organization's Music Row offices in Nashvill ...

  35. Kidman, Jackman Join CMA Line-up

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman will present an award together during the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards, which airs live from the Sommet Center in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 12 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on ABC. The two internationally kno ...

  36. Taylor Swift Lines Up 2009 Trek

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT TMG/AEG Live will produce the upcoming Taylor Swift tour, set to begin in early 2009 and hit secondary markets, Billboard.biz has learned. While Swift has performed headlining shows, it's her first tour as a headliner. Houston-based TMG/AEG L ...

  37. T.I.'s 'Paper Trail' Leads To No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I. notches his third straight No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as his "Paper Trail" debuts atop the list with 568,000. That figure not only marks the rapper's best sales week ever, but the third-biggest of the year and Atlantic Re ...

  38. Chesney, Strait, Sugarland Among CMA Performers

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are the first performers announced for the the 42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards, which will be held Nov. 12 in Nash ...

  39. Swift Scores 'Grey's' Song

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rising star Taylor Swift's "White Horse," a song from her forthcoming sophomore album, "Fearless," will be featured in the two hour season premier of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," which will air Sept. 25 at 9 ...

  40. 'Death' Has Arrived: Metallica Nets Fifth No. 1 Album

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's "Death Magnetic" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 490,000 -- after only three full days of sales. The set -- the band's fifth consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 -- was released last Fri ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Going For The Gold

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As the 2008 Summer Olympics came to a close Aug. 24 in Beijing, the world's top athletes weren't the only ones celebrating victory. Such artists as Taylor Swift, Chris Brown and Brandi Carlile enjoyed a significant lift in sales thanks t ...

  43. Rascal Flatts, Swift To Announce CMA Nominees

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts and Taylor Swift will announce final nominees for the 2008 CMA Awards on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from ABC's "Good Morning America" studios in New York. Meanwhile, rising stars Lady Antebellum and James Otto will join CMT& ...

  44. Sugarland's Sweet Success

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sugarland may have had to wait a little bit, but that doesn't make its No. 1 achievement any less sweet. The band's "Love on the Inside" rises from No. 2 to No. 1 in its second week on the Billboard 200, giving the duo its firs ...

  45. Nas Nabs Fifth No. 1 Album

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While Nas achieves his fifth No. 1 album, it's ABBA mania on the charts as the "Mamma Mia!" soundtrack charges at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with a huge gain. The pop group is also a main attraction on the Top Pop Catalog and Top Ca ...

  46. Lil Wayne's Back At No. 1; G-Unit And John Mayer Start In Top 5

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 -- pushing Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" to No. 2 -- two new albums arrive in the top 10. G-Unit and John Mayer start i ...

  47. Swift Joins 'Hannah Montana' Movie Cast

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift is the latest country star to join the cast of "Hannah Montana: The Movie," which is currently filming in Tennessee. Swift, who plays herself, shot her cameo on June 9. As previously reported, country super group Rascal Flat ...

  48. Swift, Pickler, Hough To Host CMA Special

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rising star Taylor Swift, "American Idol" finalist Kellie Pickler and two-time "Dancing with the Stars" champion Julianne Hough will host "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" when it airs on ABC this fal ...

  49. Parton, Sugarland, Underwood, Swift, Atkins Set For ACMs

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Rodney Atkins are the first performers announced for the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which will take place May 18 in Las Vegas. Last year's top new male vocalist, At ...

  50. Swift Signs With William Morris

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The William Morris Agency (WMA) has signed platinum country singer/songwriter Taylor Swift for representation in all areas, Billboard.biz has learned. Responsible agents are Nashville-based senior VP Greg Oswald, and on the West Coast, Dave Wirtsc ...

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