Taylor Swift: #1 Album In America!
Country superstar Taylor Swift has the #1 album in America, ya’ll!!!
The 18-year-old singer/songwriter’s sophomore effort, Fearless, sold 592,000 copies in the last week, the largest opening U.S. sales week in 2008 by a female artist and the fourth biggest overall, behind Lil Wayne, AC/DC and Coldplay.
Universal Music Group, the world’s biggest music company, also just has signed an international marketing and distribution deal with Taylor‘s label Big Machine Records.
“She is by some distance the biggest breakthrough for an American artist in America over the last year,” executive vice president of Universal Music Group International Max Hole tells Reuters. “I don’t really see her as a country artist. If you listen to the records and see her play live, she has much more in common with acts like Avril Lavigne and Miley Cyrus.”
Congrats, Taylor!!! You’re #1!!!