Taylor Swift

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Taylor Swift Soars To No. 1 Debut

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST With the best sales week for a country album in a year, 18-year-old Taylor Swift debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums with her sophomore set, "Fearless." The Big Machine release sold 592,000 copies in the United St ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. '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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. '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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Jonas Brothers Earn First No. 1 Album

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT To the surprise of no one, Jonas Brothers' "A Little Bit Longer" blows into the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, giving the brother trio its first chart-topper with a handsome 525,000 bow ... The Billboard 200 also greets debuts fro ...

  14. 'Mamma Mia' Makes Its Move

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Honey, Honey," let's talk about a "Super Trouper" of an album. The "Mamma Mia!" soundtrack has been "On And On And On" the Billboard 200 for a month already and this week, "The Winner Takes It All ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Miley Cyrus And Sugarland Are Tops

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus notches her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Breakout" bows with 371,000 -- the second-biggest sales week of the year for a female artist . . . Sugarland starts in the runner-up spot on the Billboard 200 -- but at ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Lil Wayne, Coldplay And 'Camp Rock' Continue To Hold Court

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While the top three on the Billboard 200 is static, with Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" spending a third week at No. 1, two other albums arrive in the top 10. Beck's "Modern Guilt" starts at No. 4 while the soundtrack t ...

  19. 'Viva La' Coldplay!

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Coldplay rocks the top of the Billboard 200 as its "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" bows atop the list with 721,000. It's the second No. 1 for the British band, following the chart-topping start of 2005' ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Usher Takes A 'Stand' At No. 1 With 443,000

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT No surprise here: Usher's "Here I Stand" starts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the year's second-biggest sales week -- 443,000. Only Mariah Carey's "E=MC2" notched a bigger week, when it launched with 463,000 ...

  22. Chesney Wins Again, Lambert Surprises At ACMs

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite a new voting procedure, Kenny Chesney is still the Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year. He won for the fourth straight year last night (May 18), tying Garth Brooks for the record. For the first time, the entertainer award was ...

  23. Swift In Denim Deal

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country sensation Taylor Swift is partnering with Jones Apparel Group. The 18-year-old singer-songwriter will be the face of the L.e.i. back-to-school print, mobile and online advertising campaign, which will be called "This is L.e.i. Country ...

  24. Neil Diamond Shines With First No. 1 Album

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond nabs the first No. 1 of his career as "Home Before Dark" bows atop the Billboard 200. The set's 146,000 start is his best debut sales week since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991. Last week's chart-topp ...

  25. Madonna's the Queen of Charts

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's "Hard Candy" album makes a sweet entrance at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 280,000, giving the diva her seventh chart-topper and the third biggest sales week of the year. A whopping 26% of the album's first we ...

  26. AARP, Other Charities Score At CMT Awards

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While Kellie Pickler took home the most trophies at the 2008 CMT Awards on April 14, it was her designated charity, the AARP Foundation Grandparenting Program, that took home the most money. The charity garnered $15,000 thanks to Pickler's th ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Pickler, Swift Big Winners At CMT Music Awards

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT She wasn't in the house, but Kellie Pickler went home the night's top winner at the 2008 CMT Music Awards, held tonight (April 14) at Nashville's Curb Event Center at Belmont University. Pickler who had a private engagement in Scott ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Jewel, McEntire, Swift To Present At CMT Awards

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jason Aldean, Jewel, Josh Turner, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, Reba McEntire, comedian Rodney Carrington, Sara Evans, Taylor Swift, the Eagles' Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmidt and actor Tim Daly have been added as presenters for the 2 ...

  31. New Artists Party For A Cause In Vegas

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sarah Buxton, Kellie Pickler, Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Jack Ingram, Jake Owen, Carolina Rain and Lady Antebellum will perform at the second annual Academy of Country Music Charitable Fund "New Artists' Party for a Cause," which wil ...

  32. Danity Kane Captures Second No. 1 Album

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV favorite Danity Kane scores its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as its sophomore set enters with 236,000. It's the second-biggest sales week of the year and the best sales week for a female group since 2006 ... The Easter bunny� ...

  33. Charities Will Also Win At CMT Awards

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For Willie Nelson it's Farm Aid. For Reba McEntire it's Habitat for Humanity. And for Taylor Swift it's St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Whatever their designated charity, artists who win at the 2008 CMT Music Awards will ...

  34. Nashville 2.0: Is Taylor Swift The Face Of A Country Revolution?

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "This is for my MySpace people and everybody who voted." With those words at last year's CMT Music Awards, then 17-year-old Taylor Swift, who won breakthrough artist of the year that April night, signaled a new era in country music. ...

  35. Swift Gets Doll Deal

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT JAKKS Pacific, a company that designs and markets a broad range of toys and consumer products, has signed a worldwide licensing agreement through Creative Artists Agency to develop and market toys and related products based on country singer-songw ...

  36. Nothin' But A 'Good Time' For Alan Jackson

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country king Alan Jackson scores his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Good Time," giving the singer his 12th chart-topper on Top Country Albums ... Flogging Molly notches its highest-charting album and its biggest sales week ever ...

  37. A Middle Ground For Performance Royalties?

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A pair of recording artists voiced centrist positions on the issue of proposed performance royalties for terrestrial radio stations March 7 at the Country Radio Seminar. John Rich, of duo Big & Rich, appeared to favor radio paying a sound reco ...

  38. Paisley, Sugarland Lead CMT Noms

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Country superstar Brad Paisley and rising duo Sugarland lead the nominees for the 2008 CMT Music Awards with four final nominations each. Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Kenny Chesney, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift and Trace Adkins ea ...

  39. Janet's In Control of Billboard 200 With Sixth No. 1 Album

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST For the sixth time in her career, Janet Jackson earns a No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, as "Discipline" debuts with 181,000. She's now in second place among female artists for the most No. 1 albums (tied with Madonna ) behind Barb ...

  40. Jack And Alicia Continue To Reign

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" enjoys a third week atop the Billboard 200 while Alicia Keys' "As I Am" seems unstoppable in its 15th week on the chart ... The latest installment of the "Kidz Bop Kids&q ...

  41. Billy Ray, Miley Cyrus To Host CMT Awards

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billy Ray Cyrus and daughter Miley Cyrus ("Hannah Montana") will host 2008 CMT Music Awards on April 14. The show, which airs on CMT and CMT.com, will take place at Nashville's Curb Event Center at Belmont University. The pair, whos ...

  42. Big Grammy Gains For Many; King of Pop Returns

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 180,000 while Simple Plan's newest effort starts in the top 15 ... the Top Pop Catalog chart sees some unusually hot action this week, as an exp ...

  43. Digital Sales Propel Johnson To Second No. 1

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson scores his second Billboard 200 chart-topper -- and his biggest sales week yet -- as "Sleep Through the Static" climbs on board at No. 1. The Brushfire set moved 375,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soun ...

  44. Jack Johnson Jumps In At No. 1

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson scores his best sales week ever and his second No. 1 album as "Sleep Through the Static" debuts atop the Billboard 200 . . . Sheryl Crow finds herself in a familiar place on the chart -- the runner-up slot ...

  45. Keys Climbs, Mars Is High And Bullet Flies

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alica Keys' "As I Am" skips back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a small gain, pushing last week's chart-topper, the "Juno" soundtrack, to No. 2 ... the Mars Volta and Bullet for My Valentine arrive in the top five ...

  46. 'Juno' Kudos Lead to No. 1

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to the Academy Award-nominated film "Juno" climbs to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, pushing aside Alicia Keys' "As I Am." It's the first theatrical film soundtrack to top the list since "Dreamgirls&qu ...

  47. Keys Still Atop Album Chart In Slow Sales Week

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" continues to dominate The Billboard 200, topping the chart for a third non-consecutive week. The J records album sold 61,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 14% sales drop from t ...

  48. Keys Holds, 'Juno' Jumps

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while the "Juno" soundtrack jumps to No. 2 ... Raheem DeVaughn's "Love Behind the Melody" arrives in the top 10, as does John Legend's Target-e ...

  49. Keys Holds Off Radiohead, 'Juno' At No. 1

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite a continued decrease in sales, Alicia Keys' "As I Am" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 this week, rebounding 2-1. The J Records effort moved 70,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 38% sales slip ...

  50. Alicia Keys Returns to No. 1, 'Juno' Jumps

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while the soundtrack to "Juno" jumps into the top three with a 78% gain in sales ... Last week's chart-topper, Radiohead's "In Rainbows," sli ...

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