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Ask Billboard: Taylor Swift's Career Sales

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Yet more on the superstar's strong week.

As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S.

TAYLOR FITTINGS

Gary,

Like many people, I was pleased to see
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SWIFT'S GOT IT 'TOGETHER' AT COUNTRY AND POP

Hi Gary,

Two interesting points come to mind when it comes to the country field this week.

1)
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SWIFT'S SALES, AS SWIFT SAILS

Hi Gary,

I'm an avid reader of Billboard from Argentina and I check the homepage always!

I'm also fan of Taylor Swift and, given her excellent first week for "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," I was wondering if you could tell me her album and top digital single sales.

Thanks,

Julian Vega

Hi Julian,

Nice to hear from you!

Here you go: first, Swift's U.S. album sales to-date (which equal 17.8 million), according to Nielsen SoundScan:

6,586,000, "Fearless" (2008)
5,230,000, "Taylor Swift" (2006)
4,153,000, "Speak Now" (2010)
883,000, "The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection" (EP) (2007)
306,000, "Speak Now: World Tour Live CD + DVD" (2010)
304,000, "Beautiful Eyes" (EP) (2008)

... and, her top 25-selling downloads, according to SoundScan, a list which "Never" joins after its first week of retail availability:

5,387,000, "Love Story" (the best-selling download by a female country solo artist)
4,122,000, "You Belong With Me"
3,008,000, "Our Song"

2,722,000, "Teardrops on My Guitar"
2,081,000, "Mine"

1,809,000, "Mean"
1,766,000, "White Horse"
1,688,000, "Back to December"
1,559,000, "Two Is Better Than One" (Boys Like Girls feat. Swift)
1,492,000, "Today Was a Fairytale"

1,465,000, "Picture to Burn"
1,419,000, "Tim McGraw"
1,313,000, "Should've Said No"
1,300,000, "Safe & Sound" (feat. the Civil Wars)
1,271,000, "Fifteen"

1, 224,000, "Ours"
1,076,000, "Eyes Open"
943,000, "Crazier"
904,000, "Fearless"
841,000, "Sparks Fly"

737,000, "Both of Us" (B.o.B feat. Swift)
727,000, "Forever & Always"


701,000, "I'm Only Me When I'm With You"
697,000, "You're Not Sorry"
623,000, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

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