Taylor Swift

  1. Taylor Swift, Susan Boyle Vie For No. 1

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Two of music's leading ladies are about to meet again on the charts. Susan Boyle, who finished 2009 with the year's second-biggest selling album according to Nielsen SoundScan, is eyeing the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 next week. Sta ...

  2. Country Albums Rule Top Three On Billboard 200

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST For the first time in three years, the top three selling albums in the U.S. are all country efforts. Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week (320,000; down 69% according to Nielsen SoundScan) ...

  3. Country Albums Rule Top Three On Billboard 200

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST On the Billboard 200 , country rules the top three roost for the first time in three years with Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" holding court at No. 1 for a second week, Jason Aldean's "My Kinda Party" arriving at No. 2 an ...

  4. Taylor Swift, Sony/ATV Among Big Winners At BMI Country Awards

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift became the youngest person ever to win the BMI country songwriter of the year crown and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville earned its ninth consecutive BMI country publisher of the year title on Tuesday night at the 58th annual BMI C ...

  5. Taylor Swift’s 'Speak Now' Sets Market Share Record

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST In its first week of release, Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now” accounted for nearly one in five album purchases. In selling 1,047,000 units during a week with 5.8 million album sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan, “Speak Now” represented 18% of all al ...

  6. Taylor Swift Smells Sweet Success

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Know what success smells like? You will, when a new fragrance from Taylor Swift – who has the No. 1 album in the country at the moment – bows in fall 2011. Cosmetics company Elizabeth Arden last week that it has signed an exclusive global license ...

  7. U2, Lady Gaga, Metallica, Swift Take Top Honors At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2, Lady Gaga, Metallica and Taylor Swift capped off huge touring years by taking home the major awards at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 4) at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. Rush and Jack Johnson were also honore ...

  8. International Sales Solid For 'Speak Now'

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift's third album "Speak Now" broke the 1 million sales barrier in the U.S. this week, but the international picture is so far less spectacular. Swift certainly has a bigger profile in major international markets now and ca ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Full Coverage: Billboard Touring Conference and Awards

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 7th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, presented by ShowClix and in association with Music Networx, is happening Nov. 3 - 4 in New York. This two-day event, features panels, controversial discussions, networking opportunities, a ...

  11. 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 " ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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& ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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. ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Business Matters: How To Handle Amazon Sale Prices

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Asthmatic Kitty: Don't Feel Guilty About Amazon Prices -- Recall when the Asthmatic Kitty label criticized Amazon.com's sale prices for devaluing music? The label's head of A&R, ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Chart Moves: 'Glee,' Mavis Staples, Stephen Colbert, 'Social Network,' Pink

    October 14, 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 -- Toby Keith: The country superstar netted his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week with the arri ...

  26. 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&qu ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Vampire Weekend, Cee-Lo, Taylor Swift

    September 02, 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 -- Katy Perry: As the pop diva scores her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "Teenage Dream" ...

  31. Chart Moves: Eminem, Miley Cyrus, Lil Wayne, Elvis Presley

    August 26, 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: -- Eminem: The artist's "Recovery" spends an unexpected seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard ...

  32. Eminem Won't Budge From No. 1 on Billboard 200, Lil Wayne Tops Digital Songs

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While the Billboard 200 album chart's top 10 welcomes six debuts, none can push Eminem's "Recovery" out of the top slot (116,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan; down 12%). The set thus spends its seventh non-consecutive we ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Eminem Recovers No. 1 On Billboard 200, Matches Susan Boyle's Feat

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" rebounds to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after two weeks of sitting by in the runner-up slot. It climbs back to the top with 133,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 13%). It's the most weeks at No. 1 for ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 " ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Sources: Susan Boyle Recording Christmas Album

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Susan Boyle is in the studio recording a Christmas album according to U.S. retail sources. While details on what will be on the album are still unclear, Sony is targeting an October streetdate for the as-yet-untitled album. Columbia spokeswoman Fr ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. Hill, McGraw-Led Flood Benefit Raises $2.2 Million

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Nashville Rising benefit concert led by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw has raised over $2.2 million for flood victims in middle Tennessee. The total came from sold-out ticket sales, donations and sponsorships. It will be distributed through the Com ...

  45. Chart Moves: Rolling Stones, Chris Tomlin, Disturbed, The xx and more

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart. -- Drake: While Drake was the biggest news on the Billboard 200 this week as his "Thank Me Later" entered the chart with a whopping 447,000 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Stars Help Raise Over $1.5 Million For Tenn. Flood Relief

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country music singers Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum joined other entertainment stars Sunday (May 16) in performing and answering phones to help raise more than $1.5 million for flood relief for Tennessee. "If there is a silver ...

  48. Lady Antebellum Returning To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As predicted, Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" seems set to return to No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, thus earning its fifth non-consecutive week at the top of the tally. Industry sources suggest that the set m ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. 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 ...

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