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Taylor Swift: Top Selling & Most Played Artist of 2010!

Taylor Swift: Top Selling & Most Played Artist of 2010!

Taylor Swift has been named Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan’s top selling artist of the year!

The 21-year-old country cutie was also named Billboard’s most played artist for the second year in a row. Tay had more than 1.128 million airplay detections throughout the year.

Taylor is also the best selling digital artist in music history with 34 million tracks sold. Wow!

Tay will hit the road next month to tour in support of her latest album, Speak Now. Check out Taylor’s tour dates!

Congrats, Taylor!

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65 Responses to “Taylor Swift: Top Selling & Most Played Artist of 2010!”

  1. 1
    Sligo ^_^ cute Says:

    Who’s win?

  2. 2
    Bela Lugosi Says:

    A shame, really. Well, at least she’s better than Sh&tney Spears.

  3. 3
    OMG Says:

    I thought it said Most Played Out Artist! LMAO

  4. 4
    Mjforever Says:

    I fell sick excuse me while I go on the bathroom .

  5. 5
    Ed Says:

    A sad commentary on our culture.

  6. 6
    ... Says:

    Music died when Taylor came into the picture…
    hopefully this year she will FLOP big time.

  7. 7
    Kaz simply smashing !!!!!!! Says:

    Baby What do u do in b ???

  8. 8
    Gui Says:

    And the most boring too!

  9. 9
    pickles Says:

    I had no idea there were so many fourteen year olds in the world! Or so many people with really bad taste. The problem is she is shoved in our faces like we are supposed to care or to like her and feel like we are out of step if we don.t That sucks!

    All I can hope is that she goes the way of the Jonas brothers group. They were smokin hot for a few years…then nothing. No one cared. She’s pulling in about $40million a year. Yes. She is. So maybe she’ll go away.

  10. 10
    laverdadduele Says:

    I don’t know about top selling, but she’s certainly on the top run for sl.uttiest celeb. I mean at just 21, how many boyfriends has she had? Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, and counting. The girl is working the field. I’m not fooled by the cherubic face and curls, she’s a ho.e, no better than Miley Cyrus, Rhianna, or all the other sk.anks out there.

  11. 11
    cold_zero Says:

    Desent Music R.I.P

  12. 12
    Mimi Says:

    People love to hate on Taylor swift.. Music died when taylor came to the picture? Are you kidding me? Where were you during the Madonna/Britney /Vanilla ice/ (to mention a few) reign. The US population can accommodate many artists, no need to bring her down. Her music is not my cup of tea but her sales shows that people aka fans love her. Most of you that hate Taylor are older than her yet you’ve not achieved a fraction of her success. It’s not her fault that her fans love her and support her career.

  13. 13
    DL Says:

    She is a good role model for young girls and writes age appropriate songs, but she cannot sing whatsoever. Out of all the talent that walks into her record label, how did they honestly say she has a great voice over all those other people?

  14. 14
    pl100 Says:

    And she is the biggest **** too! Congrats Swiftie :D

  15. 15
    toni Says:

    @Gui: Add also the most annoying and most repetitive to gain sales. I would be happy for her success if she at least had a tone and wrote things besides finding her prince charming or getting dumped or hurt.

  16. 16
    Dean Says:

    I think Taylor needs to send Kanye a HUGE thank you card for this one.

  17. 17
    Bubbles Says:

    What has Taylor Swift done to any of you guys. You people are just plain MEAN!!! I can tell you one thing for sure she is smiling all the way to the bank. And if you do the math, her true fans are buying her music. There is enough pain in the world–and your hateful words regarding Tayloy Swift is unnecessary and unwarranted. How many guys have you dated in the past?

  18. 18
    pickles Says:

    @laverdadduele: Actually, I don’t think so. I don’t think she ever had or really wants a real relationship. I think she wants an “Us Magazine “relationship” that she can live out in the Tabloids and a guy she can parade around with on red carpets.

    All those lies about diamond bracelets and private jets! Rock stars like bling. But it was all a lie. It never happened. Her fan sites were spamming twitter every day with new lies and Gossip Cop was exposing them. Check out Gossip Cop. J

    ake’s rep even sent out a direct denial. I think that’s what they meant when they said he was sick of all the publicity. He dated Reese for three years, but we never heard about it for the first 6 months or so. Taylor only lives her life on stage. Sad. That’s why none of her relationships last very long. Guys see thru all that, and they don’t like being pipushed or steamrolled.

  19. 19
    Elizabeth Says:

    She is not a good singer and I always turn off or change channel whenever I hear her voice. Why people supporting such a singer

  20. 20
    Mashly Says:

    Not sure why she is selling so much because her songs are pretty immature….I dont hate her, I think she is sweet but she is talentless…cant sing live…sorry, thats the truth. She aint no Celine Dion or Mariah C…..the only ppl I could think of buying her cds are little white kids….

  21. 21
    zoz Says:

    Think about it. Digital music has only been popular for the last 5 years. Same time Taylor has been around …her teen popularity fan base has come up. They don’t care about talent just what they can sell. Sell bitter 14 yr olds whining cause some dude that probably has an STD doesn’t want them.

  22. 22
    XYZ Says:

    I told u its a bad joke!

  23. 23
    XYZ Says:


    Go and listen some real music. Or get a life!

  24. 24
    jjhh Says:

    @Mimi: i totaly agree with you i mean she may not have the best voice evr but it’s obviouse that her fans love her and that she is successful so why can’t people just back off it’s not like she’s turning into another brittany spears or lindsay lohan so thank you for being one of the few who stuck up for her and to all the others eff off you have nothing better to do than sit behind a computer and talk **** :) <3

  25. 25
    cammie Says:


    Thank Card for what, He needs to send her a Thank You card for the PR he got, She was selling alot before she met him

  26. 26
    k Says:


  27. 27
    eternalozzie Says:

    country music needs to go away … if from a very ignorant racist group of white people. I really have nothing against taylor swift as a person other than she keeps trying to date guys that are in the hollywood closet.

  28. 28
    eatyourheartout Says:

    Congratulations,Taylor! Well deserved. :) Only true artist in pop today.

  29. 29
    gio Says:

    are u kidding meeee?????? ppl are really dumb , playing and listening to this werdo

  30. 30
    darla Says:


    Right now don’t believe “what the world said” if its coming from any sort of American media. Because American media can be manipulated for any sort of self Aggrandizing agenda . For example my son’s French friend said that Lady Gaga is not really that famous or well liked in France. As for Taylor’s overrated talent, we’ll always have her Stevie Nick duet, with her using a real microphone.

  31. 31
    zack Says:

    well critics beg to differ dear darla…and i bet their view on things matters more, as they are probably not 14. and i kinda see their point. who else in the mainstream pop music industry can create so universally relatable songs besides taylor? noone.

  32. 32
    Jaime Says:

    Tay? what you and Swifty are BFFs now Jared? You know she is on an older man kick so watch out you might be her next victim!

  33. 33
    mary Says:


  34. 34
    Gab Says:

    I am SO done with this girl.

  35. 35
    yes Says:




  36. 36
    ywhatthehell Says:

    I don’t know why people love to hate taylor. she’s doing her thing and doing it without ever changing her self and morals.
    the music industry died because of her? she’s a who**? she’s talentless?? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? she’s a songwriter, producer, can play instruments, create her own tour, basically just running her career by herself.

    sorry but you can hate her if you can accomplished at least half of what she accomplished in just 21 years of age.

    not much of a fan but i know she’s the real deal and super talented. that with great love and appreciation to her fans.

  37. 37
    Anya Says:

    why is this squinty eyed ***** everywhere?

  38. 38

    @pickles: That’s because the masses are mindless minions who buy what they are told to buy and wear what they are told to wear and haven’t had an original thought in their quitodian little heads. Marketing has figured this out and now has a plan to destroy The Arts through the sheer force of publicity and capitalism.
    Those who matter, who will change the world, are independent thinkers who judge based on their own values and the value of the work itself, devoid of influence. If these people are unable to make a difference, then all is lost.
    Personally I’m moving to Europe as soon as possible. They have a long, rich history in the Arts, and their work is impressively superior to anything here (perhaps because they aren’t all greedy capitalists.)

  39. 39
    Mjforever Says:

    I don’t get her appeal in “my times” we had people like Britney Spears ,Christina Aguilera hell even Jessica Simpson,Ashley Simpson and Mandy Moore this mediocre chick makes me miss them and those times sad to see what has come of music today and what it takes to be a “star” this girl can not
    2. Perform (to save her life)
    3.Write decent music that people beyond 13 can relate to
    4.Has no charisma whatsoever

  40. 40
    ewwwwww Says:

    People pay to listen her lame songs?
    Americans are really stupid.

  41. 41
    duh!!! Says:

    “I don’t know why people love to hate taylor”
    Because Taylor Swift is shameless publicty who**** who is using everyone and everything for selfpromotion,
    she can’t sing,
    and her songs suck.

  42. 42
    eatyourheartout Says:

    I really love what you did here . Let me explain.
    All i had to do was to post these ignorant hate posts on Taylors homepage and let me tell you…the answer was delicious. I bet you helped her sell like crazy . Thanks for the promo, guys. LOL

  43. 43
    Raining Men! Says:


    Ha right! Start with Angie, Jennifer, men galore. (and a woman in AJ’s case! ) Short Memories.She’s young, give her a break. She sure CAN sing!

  44. 44
    nes Says:

    sorry to hurt ta supporters of taylor, but she just sucks BIG TIME if ya wanna go waste ya money on her, well go ahead. But me nah cuz her songs are lame, she can’t sing for ****, this gal has just got no talent!

  45. 45
    Sierra Says:

    Well, we now know that the world of music has gone downhill. When someone that has no singing ability is the most played artist of 2010 and the biggest selling digital artist of all time, we know we have a problem. Where’s the talent nowadays?! ANYONE could be a singer with the autotune stuff. We need talent, we need to show all of these teenage girls out here that Taylor has no talent! Have you heard her sing live, girls? Yeah, she does suck! And as much as you and Taylor like to believe she’s some fairytale princess… she’s not. Listen to some real music, please. Listen to someone who can go onstage and deliver the song just as it sounds on the radio. This is coming from a fourteen year old girl that is fed up with Taylor getting praised for all these years. I know good music, now why can’t the other teenage girls out here? Listen to the legends… they’ll show you real music.

  46. 46
    HonestyPolicy Says:

    @DL: No she has a good i just don’t really like her cuz she quite BORINg and really ( way too ) skinny …. Oh and i hate country but ther’s actually nothing wrong whit the person only THE MUSIC IS HORRIBLE !

  47. 47
    Zeek Says:

    wow you people are really arrogant. I guess thats what I would find at a gossip site… self-centred hate spreaders…
    Youre right… there aint that many 14 year olds in the world.. ye t she has become the top artist of the year… guess she is just talented.

    taylor is making music and the world a better place.
    you just cant bear it, can you?

  48. 48
    Mumford&fans Says:

    @ywhatthehell: Um Laura Marling is 21 years old too and A BETTER ARTIST who isn’t writting music too sale to 13 years old.

  49. 49
    Mjforever Says:

    @47 LOL OK .

  50. 50
    lila Says:

    @: how so? Shes a great writer and has a nice voice. Shes a hell of a lot better than Lady Gaga who would be nowhere without this crazy image(if her first album tells us anything) and Katy Perry who cant sing to save her life. Shes an incredible artist. Get over it.

  51. 51
    Mia Says:

    oh god.poor jake.taylor will probably write a song about that stupid 14 year olds would listen.can’t belive this because there are so many great artist out there and this is our best.-.-

  52. 52
    lol smiley face Says:

    ok dont hate because you cant be in a top billboard or anything. i so upset because ur criticing pplzs taste of music and i hope u know i was on one the first to buy Speak Now

  53. 53
    lol smiley face Says:

    @Mashly: not true i brought it and i am all black my cuzin likes her who is all black to so check urself

  54. 54
    lol smiley face Says:

    @laverdadduele: dating alot of boys dont make u a hoe get ur facts straight

  55. 55
    athena Says:

    Who plays her music? I have yet to hear a Taylor Swift song.

  56. 56
    anonymous Says:

    @Bubbles: Agreed 100%

  57. 57
    robert jaime Says:

    I think everyones upser over taylor swift because of the fact shes getting more attention than carrie underwood. If it wasn’t for the little blue truck tour, know one would have been to carries concerts

  58. 58
    rbob Says:


  59. 59
    JOANNE Says:

    i know she has haters and lovers … and im a lover lol
    i just wanna defend her

    BEING AN ARTIST/SINGER IS NOT ONLY ABOUT SINGING! its also about sharing your talent, ideas to the fans and other artist! maybe she is not the best from all the rest but she is the greatest in her own ways! she can sing but not as great as whitney but at least she is not afraid of showing her talent. Maybe she is not good in live performance BUT GUYS! SHE IS JUST STARTING!!

    NO ONE STARTS FROM THE TOP!! she is still learning!

    … maybe she had many boyfriends but whats important is that she DONT GET PREGNANT!!

    …. its hard to write songs about your life!

    …. she’s been an artist since she was 11 but she was exposed at the age of 18, she deserve all the credits because she is a hardworker..
    everyday she rehearse/write song/go to the awards/do pictorials and everything dont you see that?? … every penny she earn is because of her!!

    she is the last role model that i know.. she not like miley cyrus who turned bad girl! what the hell right?

    …. but im okay with the haters.. coz i hate britney, … lol JOKE!!

    …. its just my opinion

  60. 60
    floridagirl Says:

    @DL: don’t forget her daddy bought the record company to ensure her success…talent doesn’t matter these days, just money..

  61. 61
    floridagirl Says:

    @zoz: no wonder, she sells digital downloads for single songs for 99cents, kids buy them for their phones which is why she sells so many!

  62. 62
    floridagirl Says:

    @darla: so true! I will never forget the look on stevie nicks face when she was trying to sing with Taylor!! It was like WTF is that noise coming out of her mouth? Some say she stepped back to sing backup to Taylor and let her have the spot lite ,others say she stepped back hoping no one would see her!

  63. 63
    floridagirl Says:

    @pickles: and you know its always ” a close source” that leake the news or where she is and who she is doing! Jake flat out asked her if she was the one that told the magazine that he broke up with her on the phone and she said “NO’ that it wasn’t her…probably wasnt’ HER but she had her pr do it…

  64. 64
    floridagirl Says:

    @Mashly: this album is selling cause of all the hype before hand that she was “naming names” off all the people that did her wrong…I wonder if any of them ever responded like Mayer to Dear John or Taylor L to back to december? hey this year she can make a new song…Back to December AGAIN cause Jake broke up with her in December too! LOL And then the stories about jewelry,private planes, etc still came out even though we found out later that he had already broke up with her!

  65. 65
    floridagirl Says:

    @pickles: she is slowly starting to fade away..she loses more awards than she wins, <Miranda or Carrie is beating her at most awards. she is winning this because of album sales and digital sales not because of talent. And this is due to all the hype before this album about her “naming names” to all that has done her wrong and people had to buy the album to see who they were because she had the letters to their names highlighted or something stupid and you had to put them together to figure it out. As far as her writing, she is basically singing her diary. So far her next album can only be about Jake cause she named the other ones in this album. Notice that she didn’t win the country award or the pop award just the most sales and digital downloads. the downloads she sells for 99cents for single songs so little kids can download them to their phone. She hasn’t done all this alone..she has daddy’s money backing the record company, the pr and everything….she needs to get dumped again a few times this year to get a new albumLOL

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