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Taylor on the US Charts

Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 1:35 PM Popular Sticky

Taylor's amazing success on the US Billboard sales charts has far exceeded any other artist over the past 5 1/2 years.

From the longevity of Taylor Swift (2006) to the huge sales of Fearless (2008) and Speak Now (2010), there is no solo artist in US history who has matched Taylor in reaching # 1 album sales for their release year for her first two albums...will Speak Now eventually be her 3rd consecutive # 1 selling studio album?

........meanwhile, RED and 1989 have dominated US album sales for their release years!

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May 2013 update

Taylor is # 1 for album sales of three studio albums based on their release year, and close enough to # 1 for Speak Now that she may eventually have four straight sales leaders.

The five years of # 1 albums by the Beatles, who released in the US after success in the UK, are Taylor's only competition for album sales success based on US Release Year. Whitney Houston's first album was # 1 but not her second, and other artists don't have a sales leader from their debut albums. Elvis Presley is the only solo artist besides Taylor with three career albums which were # 1 in their release year. Whitney Houston is credited with two sales leaders since she sang over half of the songs on The Bodyguard Soundtrack. Miles Davis, Pink Floyd, and Journey had the top selling album for two release years.

This list of US album sales by release year as of the week ending April 28, 2013:


2006

01 - 5,346,966 - TAYLOR SWIFT - Taylor Swift
5.492 million March 21, 2015
02 - 4,951,587 - ME AND MY GANG - Rascal Flatts
03 - 4,942,393 - DAUGHTRY - Daughtry
04 - 4,872,879 - HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL - Soundtrack
05 - 4,445,738 - FUTURESEX/LOVE SOUNDS - Justin Timberlake
06 - 3,889,701 - THE DUTCHESS - Fergie Jul 29 2012
07 - 3,726,601 - HANNAH MONTANA - Soundtrack May 22 2011
08 - 3,329,025 - B'DAY - Beyonce Jul 29 2012
09 - 3,010,963 - KONVICTED - Akon Jul 29 2012
10 - 2,925,663 - ENJOY THE RIDE - Sugarland Aug 28 2011
11 - 2,744,227 - CONTINUUM - John Mayer
12 - 2,493,016 - GREATEST HITS VOL.2 - Tim McGraw Feb 3 2013
13 - 2,370,272 - TAKING THE LONG WAY - Dixie Chicks Jan 13 2008
14 - 2,353,213 - STADIUM ARCADIUM - Red Hot Chili Peppers Sep 4 2011
15 - 2,326,877 - LOVE - Beatles Jan 6 2013
16 - 2,217,237 - NOW 23 - Various Jul 15 2007
17 - 2,122,035 - THE OPEN DOOR - Evanescence Oct 23 2011
18 - 2,111,080 - LOOSE - Nelly Furtado May 22 2011
19 - 2,086,436 - AWAKE - Josh Groban Feb 15 2009
20 - 2,060,128 - YOUR MAN - Josh Turner Jun 8 2008


2008

01 - 6,733,181 - FEARLESS - Taylor Swift
6.909 million March 21, 2015
02 - 4,505,524 - THE FAME - Lady GaGa Mar 24 2013
03 - 3,792,955 - THA CARTER III - Lil Wayne Feb 24 2013
04 - 3,301,994 - DARK HORSE - Nickelback
05 - 3,143,254 - THE FOUNDATION - Zac Brown Band
06 - 3,079,270 - I AM SASHA FIERCE - Beyonce
07 - 2,850,088 - VIVA LA VIDA - Coldplay Sep 23 2012
08 - 2,785,697 - TWILIGHT - Soundtrack
09 - 2,525,671 - 19 - Adele
10 - 2,320,483 - ONLY BY THE NIGHT - Kings Of Leon
11 - 2,168,000 - BLACK ICE - AC/DC Jul 11 2010
12 - 2,150,890 - PAPER TRAIL - T.I. Feb 13 2011
13 - 2,058,472 - LADY ANTEBELLUM - Lady Antebellum Dec 30 2012
14 - 2,052,764 - FUNHOUSE - P!nk Apr 7 2013
15 - 1,975,642 - MAMMA MIA - Soundtrack
16 - 1,891,685 - DEATH MAGNETIC - Metallica Jun 6 2010
17 - 1,720,095 - WE SING WE DANCE WE STEAL THINGS - Jason Mraz Oct 14 2012
18 - 1,686,937 - CIRCUS - Britney Spears Aug 26 2012
19 - 1,677,183 - SPIRIT - Leona Lewis May 22 2011
20 - 1,621,363 - 808S AND HEARTBREAK - Kanye West Jan 3 2010


2010

01 - 4,428,994 - RECOVERY - Eminem
02 - 4,334,376 - SPEAK NOW - Taylor Swift
4.480 million March 21, 2015
03 - 3,988,679 - NEED YOU NOW - Lady Antebellum
04 - 3,273,391 - MY WORLD 2.0 - Justin Bieber Mar 31 2013
05 - 2,919,491 - MY KINDA PARTY - Jason Aldean
06 - 2,885,326 - SIGH NO MORE - Mumford & Sons
07 - 2,704,643 - TEENAGE DREAM - Katy Perry
08 - 2,145,948 - THE GIFT - Susan Boyle Dec 30 2012
09 - 1,960,419 - DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS - Bruno Mars
10 - 1,870,124 - PINK FRIDAY - Nicki Minaj Dec 9 2012
11 - 1,731,073 - LOUD - Rihanna Apr 7 2013
12 - 1,705,383 - YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE - Zac Brown Band
13 - 1,665,545 - THANK ME LATER - Drake Apr 21 2013
14 - 1,497,965 - THE BAND PERRY - Band Perry
15 - 1,370,491 - ANIMAL - Ke$ha Mar 25 2012
16 - 1,327,036 - SOLDIER OF LOVE - Sade Apr 24 2011
17 - 1,321,024 - MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY - Kanye West Jan 13 2013
18 - 1,304,553 - HANDS ALL OVER - Maroon 5
19 - 1,257,027 - BROTHERS - Black Keys
20 - 1,236,320 - RAYMOND V RAYMOND - Usher Apr 24 2011



2012

01 - 3,625,448 - RED - Taylor Swift
4.160 million March 21, 2015
02 - 2,235,712 - BABEL - Mumford & Sons
03 - 1,761,916 - UP ALL NIGHT - One Direction
04 - 1,652,533 - TAKE ME HOME - One Direction
05 - 1,490,165 - BELIEVE - Justin Bieber
06 - 1,430,101 - THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE - Pink
07 - 1,420,344 - BLOWN AWAY - Carrie Underwood
08 - 1,312,975 - SOME NIGHTS - Fun.
09 - 1,298,413 - OVEREXPOSED - Maroon 5
10 - 1,261,386 - NIGHT TRAIN - Jason Aldean
11 - 1,257,910 - UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX - Bruno Mars
12 - 1,223,089 - THE LUMINEERS - Lumineers
13 - 1,091,701 - TUSKEGEE - Lionel Richie
14 - 958,608 - UNAPOLOGETIC - Rihanna
15 - 868,149 - GOOD KID M.A.A.D CITY - Kendrick Lamar
16 - 863,308 - NIGHT VISIONS - Imagine Dragons
17 - 861,934 - MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY - Rod Stewart Jan 6 2013
18 - 855,846 - TORNADO - Little Big Town
19 - 852,770 - THE WORLD FROM THE SIDE OF THE MOON - Phillip Phillips
20 - 847,787 - UNCAGED - Zac Brown Band

2014
4.505 million March 21, 2015

thanks to oldbloke for the stats!

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Most Hot 100 Hits by Females in Billboard history

73 -- Aretha Franklin
59 -- Taylor Swift
+ SIO = 60.......66 (see below)
56 -- Madonna
56 -- Dionne Warwick
53 -- Connie Francis
48 -- Brenda Lee
48 -- Nicki Minaj
45 -- Mariah Carey
45 -- Rihanna
42 -- Miley Cyrus
41 -- Barbra Streisand
40 -- Mary J. Blige
40 -- Diana Ross

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In addition to "Space" at No. 18, three other 1989 tracks enter the Hot 100. "Style" debuts at No. 60, followed by "Wildest Dreams" (No. 76) and "Bad Blood" (No. 80). With her four debuts, Swift ups her count to 66 career Hot 100 hits. (1989's "Out of the Woods" and "Welcome to New York" previously debuted, peaking at Nos. 18 and 48, respectively; "New York" drops to No. 69 in its second week.)

Aretha Franklin's record for the most Hot 100 visits by a woman: 73.
Taylor Swift 66
Madonna and Dionne Warwick share third-place with 56 each,
Nicki Minaj rounding out the top five among women with 55

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Most Billboard top 10 hot digital songs by all acts

28 Taylor Swift + SIO = 29 + BS =30
Rhianna 28



Most Billboard top 40 songs on Hot 100 by females

49 Madonna
43 Taylor Swift + SIO = 44
43 Aretha Franklin

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80, Elvis Presley
64, Lil Wayne
57, Elton John
51, "Glee" Cast
50, the Beatles
49, Madonna
46, Stevie Wonder
44, James Brown/Taylor Swift
43, Aretha Franklin
41, Marvin Gaye
41, Jay Z
41, the Rolling Stones

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Hot 100 Song Debuts

11 Taylor Swift + SIO = 12
6 Eminem/Lil Wayne

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Taylor Swift US Album Sales

Taylor Swift (2006) 5,419,000
Fearless (2008) 6,818,000
Speak Now (2010) 4,405,000
Red (2012) 4,000,000

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Women with the most weeks at No. 1 for career albums

Whitney Houston (46 weeks)
Mariah Carey (30)
Taylor Swift (27)
35 weeks
Barbara Streisand (26)

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    Taylor only 4 behind Beatles for # of Hot 100 songs on Billboard!

    Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Taylor is moving in on the Beatles 71 Hot 100 songs as she reaches the top 10 on the Billboard all-time list!!!


    Hot 100 Chart Moves: Taylor Swift Debuts With 'Wonderland'
    By Gary Trust | February 26, 2015 11:00 AM EST



    Taylor Swift, "Wonderland"
    The song is the Hot 100's top debut at No. 51, entering Digital Songs at No. 9 with 84,000 sold. Now available on iTunes, the track is from the deluxe version of 1989, previously available exclusively at Target; fellow deluxe-edition songs "You Are in Love" and "New Romantics" are scheduled to follow "Wonderland" to iTunes.

    Swift ties Elton John for the 10th-most Hot 100 hits (67) all-time. Among women, she trails only Aretha Franklin (73). Speaking of most Hot 100 entries …

    Here's an updated look at the top 10 acts (including Swift) to make the most visits dating to the Hot 100's 1958 launch:

    207, Glee cast
    125, Lil Wayne
    108, Elvis Presley (whose career predated the Hot 100 by more than two years)
    91, James Brown
    85, Drake
    83, Jay Z
    74, Ray Charles
    73, Aretha Franklin
    71, the Beatles
    67, Elton John
    67, Taylor Swift

    Source - Billboard
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/6480634/hot-100-chart-moves-ariana-grande-taylor-swift

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    1989 leads by 131k for 2015 US sales

    Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    Too little & too late.....the field fails to catch Taylor Swift as she maintains a lead for the only US album never ever to trail in year-to-date sales.....since release week in 2014 when 1989 leaped into the # 1 position for year-to-date sales by 2014 releases!

    1989 leads by 131k for 2015 US sales.....

    .......HDD predicts Drake will take back another 15k from Taylor's lead this week....



    2015 US Year-to-Date ALBUM SALES WEEK 8

    (week ending February 22, 2015)

    albums selling over 500,000 - this year - 2 / last year - 1
    albums selling over 250,000 - this year - 7 / last year - 4
    albums selling over 100,000 - this year - 20 / last year - 24
    total albums sales - this year - 37.6m (-0.3%)/ last year - 37.7m

    Rank - Estimated 2015 Sales - TITLE - Artist ( Estimated Total Sales )
    01 - 755,000 - 1989 - Taylor Swift ( 4,416,000 )

    02 - 624,000 - IF YOU'RE READING THIS IT'S TOO LATE - Drake ( 624,000 )
    03 - 405,000 - TITLE - Meghan Trainor ( 405,000 )
    04 - 402,000 - IN THE LONELY HOUR - Sam Smith ( 1,609,000 )
    05 - 371,000 - X - Ed Sheeran ( 1,181,000 )
    06 - 325,000 - 50 SHADES OF GREY - Soundtrack ( 325,000 )
    07 - 290,000 - AMERICAN BEAUTY/AMERICAN PSYCHO - Fall Out Boy ( 290,000 )
    08 - 231,000 - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX VOL. 1 - Soundtrack ( 1,129,000 )
    09 - 222,000 - THE PINKPRINT - Nicki Minaj ( 526,000 )
    10 - 210,000 - NOW 53 - Various ( 210,000 )
    11 - 209,000 - 2014 FOREST HILLS DRIVE - J Cole ( 785,000 )
    12 - 207,000 - KIDZ BOP 27 - Various ( 207,000 )
    13 - 203,000 - 2015 GRAMMY NOMINEES - Various ( 203,000 )
    14 - 173,000 - SMOKE + MIRRORS - Imagine Dragons ( 173,000 )
    15 - 171,000 - HOZIER - Hozier ( 473,000 )
    16 - 135,000 - V - Maroon 5 ( 735,000 )
    17 - 124,000 - INTO THE WOODS - Soundtrack ( 212,000 )
    18 - 123,000 - MONTEVALLO - Sam Hunt ( 334,000 )
    19 - 110,000 - FOUR - One Direction ( 924,000 )
    20 - 102,000 - FROZEN - Soundtrack ( 3,966,000 )
    21 - 98,000 - OLD BOOTS NEW DIRT - Jason Aldean ( 851,000 )
    22 - 95,000 - MORNING PHASE - Beck ( 387,000 )
    23 - 93,000 - NOW 52 - Various ( 529,000 )
    24 - 93,000 - NON FICTION - Ne-Yo ( 93,000 )
    25 - 92,000 - ANNIE - Soundtrack ( 162,000 )
    26 - 88,000 - GREATEST HITS: DECADE #1 - Carrie Underwood ( 289,000 )
    27 - 87,000 - ROCK OR BUST - AC/DC ( 486,000 )
    28 - 84,000 - SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT - Bob Dylan ( 84,000 )
    29 - 83,000 - WHAT A TERRIBLE WORLD WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WORLD - Decemberists ( 83,000 )
    30 - 82,000 - THE PALE EMPEROR - Marilyn Manson ( 82,000 )
    31 - 78,000 - B4.DA.$$ - Joey Bada$$ ( 78,000 )
    32 - 78,000 - 1000 FORMS OF FEAR - Sia ( 246,000 )
    33 - 77,000 - MAN AGAINST MACHINE - Garth Brooks ( 596,000 )
    34 - 77,000 - WALLFLOWER - Diana Krall ( 77,000 )
    35 - 77,000 - REFLECTION - Fifth Harmony ( 77,000 )
    36 - 74,000 - SREMMLIFE - Rae Sremmurd ( 74,000 )
    37 - 73,000 - BLACK MESSIAH - D'Angelo & the Vanguard ( 222,000 )
    38 - 73,000 - ANYTHING GOES - Florida Georgia Line ( 575,000 )
    39 - 66,000 - UPTOWN SPECIAL - Mark Ronson ( 66,000 )
    40 - 65,000 - CRASH MY PARTY - Luke Bryan ( 2,385,000 )
    41 - 64,000 - REALITY SHOW - Jazmine Sullivan ( 64,000 )
    42 - 63,000 - MY EVERYTHING - Ariana Grande ( 572,000 )
    43 - 62,000 - TETSUO & YOUTH - Lupe Fiasco ( 62,000 )
    44 - 56,000 - PARTNERS - Barbra Streisand ( 912,000 )
    45 - 55,000 - FOREVER CHARLIE - Charlie Wilson ( 55,000 )
    46 - 55,000 - THE YOUNG OG PROJECT - Fabolous ( 122,000 )
    47 - 52,000 - THE LONDON SESSIONS - Mary J Blige ( 178,000 )
    48 - 52,000 - WE WILL NOT BE SHAKEN - Bethel Music ( 52,000 )
    49 - 52,000 - NO FIXED ADDRESS - Nickelback ( 287,000 )
    50 - 51,000 - LOST ON THE RIVER - New Basement Tapes ( 147,000 )

    Source - Oldbloke

    Thursday, February 26, 2015
    YOUR TOP 15: BIG SEAN GETS BIGGER
    Def Jam Star Looking at a Huge Bow

    Big Sean blows away expectations with sales nearly double the first week of his previous release, 2013's Hall of Fame, which opened with 72k. Here's how it looks headed into the weekend:

    *Big Sean (Def Jam) 155-165k (125-135k sales)
    *Kid Rock (Warner Bros.) 125-135k (120-130k sales)
    Drake (YMCMB/Republic) 90-100k (55-60k sales)
    Fifty Shades of Grey (Republic) 90-100k (65-70k sales)
    Chris Brown & Tyga (RCA) 70-75k (55-60k sales)
    Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 70-75k (40-45k sales)

    Imagine Dragons (KidinaKorner/Interscope) 60-65k (45-50k sales)
    Ed Sheeran (Atlantic) 60-65k (30-35k sales)
    Sam Smith (Capitol) 60-65k (35-40k sales)
    Maroon 5 (222/Interscope) 45-50k (14-17k sales)
    *Red (Provident) 35-40k (30-35k sales)
    Meghan Trainor (Epic) 35-40k (19-21k sales)
    Nicki Minaj (YMCMB/Republic) 30-35k (13-15k sales)
    *Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti (Rhino) 30-35k (30-35k sales)
    Hozier (Columbia) 30-35k (15-17k sales)

    *Debuts

    Source - HDD


    2014 US Year-to-Date ALBUM SALES WEEK 44
    (week ending November 2, 2014)

    Albums shown are 2014 releases

    Rank - Estimated 2014 Sales - TITLE - Artist ( Estimated Total Sales )
    * 01 - 1,287,000 - 1989 - Taylor Swift ( 1,287,000 )

    02 - 746,000 - IN THE LONELY HOUR - Sam Smith ( 746,000 )
    03 - 746,000 - THE OUTSIDERS - Eric Church ( 746,000 )
    04 - 745,000 - GHOST STORIES - Coldplay ( 745,000 )
    05 - 654,000 - NOW 50 - Various ( 654,000 )
    06 - 608,000 - JUST AS I AM - Brantley Gilbert ( 608,000 )
    07 - 584,000 - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX VOL.1 - Soundtrack ( 584,000 )
    08 - 559,000 - X - Ed Sheeran ( 559,000 )
    09 - 554,000 - PARTNERS - Barbra Streisand ( 554,000 )
    10 - 541,000 - G I R L - Pharrell Williams ( 541,000 )
    11 - 526,000 - NOW 49 - Various ( 526,000 )
    12 - 520,000 - 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER - 5 Seconds Of Summer ( 520,000 )

    * debut


    Source - Oldbloke



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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Do those statistics include all versions of 1989, or just the US release? If Taylor released another version of 1989, live/remix would they count with the US release?
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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    ListeningToTaylorsMusic wrote:
    Do those statistics include all versions of 1989, or just the US release? If Taylor released another version of 1989, live/remix would they count with the US release?
    We never go out

    Just US release sales and includes all versions of the album since all versions contain the same 13 songs of the standard album - Billboard reports data obtained from Neilsen SoundScan and Oldbloke fills in estimated sales whenever actual sales aren't available through the media. Billboard has rules for what is allowed to be reported for an album's retail sales (and RIAA has different rules for album shipments). For example, Fearless Platinum sales were added to the Fearless total while Speak Now Live was considered to be a separate album from Speak Now.

    At the time of Fearless Platinum release, the rule to include these sales with the original Fearless sales was that Fearless Platinum had to have a minimum of 75% of the same songs from the original Fearless album plus any additional song tracks - but Billboard can change rules on short notice.
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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 11:20 PM

    amazing succes..wow

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

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    thats sooooo coool

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    Style is top Airplay Gainer for 4th consecutive week!

    Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    Style continues to move up the Billboard Hot 100 chart


    Taylor Swift's "Style" advances 8-7 on the Hot 100 with top Airplay Gainer honors for a fourth consecutive week. The third single from 1989 surges 4-3 on Radio Songs (115 million, up 14 percent) and holds at No. 8 on Digital Songs (91,000, down 9 percent). Meanwhile, Swift's former seven-week No. 1 "Blank Space" descends 7-8 on the Hot 100.

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    Taylor's 2015 year-to-date sales lead will hold steady at about 115k

    Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    HDD predicts Taylor's 1989 will be tied with Drake for this week's US sales at 40-45k (and an 850k total for 2015), so Taylor's 2015 year-to-date sales lead will hold steady at about 115k

    .......meanwhile, after only 20 weeks, 1989's total US sales are going to surpass Speak Now this week!!!


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    Clarkson, Fifty Shades Duke It Out for SPS


    Fifty Shades of Grey (Republic) 85-95k (50-55k sales)
    *Kelly Clarkson (RCA) 85-95k (75-80k sales)
    Drake (YMCMB/Republic) 75-80k (40-45k sales)
    Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 70-75k (40-45k sales)

    Ed Sheeran (Atlantic) 60-65k (30-35k sales)
    Big Sean (G.O.O.D./Def Jam) 60-65k (35-40k sales)
    Sam Smith (Capitol) 48-53k (30-35k sales)
    Maroon 5 (222/Interscope) 45-50k (15-18k sales)
    *Brandi Carlile (ATO) 40-45k (40-45k sales)
    Beck (Capitol) 33-38k (30-35k sales)
    Kid Rock (Warner Bros.) 35-40k (30-35k sales)
    Imagine Dragons (Kidinakorner/Interscope) 33-38k (24-27k sales)
    Nicki Minaj (YMCMB/Republic) 30-35k (12-14k sales)
    Meghan Trainor (Epic) 30-35k (17-20k sales)
    Hozier (Columbia) 28-32k (14-17k sales)
    Mark Ronson (RCA) 28-32k (3-5k sales)

    *Debuts

    Source - HDD


    ***********************************************************************************
    1989 sold 47k the week ending March 1, 2015 and is predicted to sell 40-45k this week.......

    THE DECADE 2010-2019...SO FAR (WEEK 269) - US sales since January 2010
    (actual week ending February 22, 2015)
    Rank - Estimated Sales (millions) - TITLE - Artist

    01 - 11,087,000 - 21 - Adele
    02 - 4,653,000 - RECOVERY - Eminem

    03 - 4,474,000 - SPEAK NOW - Taylor Swift
    04 - 4,414,000 - 1989 - Taylor Swift


    05 - 4,153,000 - RED - Taylor Swift
    06 - 4,080,000 - NEED YOU NOW - Lady Antebellum

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    2015 US ALBUM SALES-TO-DATE WEEK 9 (week ending March 1, 2015)

    01 - 801,000 - 1989 - Taylor Swift ( 4,462,000 )
    02 - 683,000 - IF YOU'RE READING THIS IT'S TOO LATE - Drake (683,000)
    03 - 442,000 - IN THE LONELY HOUR - Sam Smith ( 1,648,000 )
    04 - 427,000 - TITLE - Meghan Trainor ( 427,000 )
    05 - 411,000 - X - Ed Sheeran ( 1,222,000 )
    06 - 393,000 - 50 SHADES OF GREY - Soundtrack ( 393,000 )
    07 - 305,000 - AMERICAN BEAUTY/AMERICAN PSYCHO - Fall Out Boy ( 305,000 )
    08 - 246,000 - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX VOL. 1 - Soundtrack ( 1,143,000 )
    09 - 243,000 - NOW 53 - Various ( 243,000 )
    10 - 237,000 - THE PINKPRINT - Nicki Minaj ( 541,000 )
    11 - 225,000 - 2014 FOREST HILLS DRIVE - J Cole ( 802,000 )
    12 - 219,000 - 2015 GRAMMY NOMINEES - Various ( 219,000 )
    13 - 218,000 - KIDZ BOP 27 - Various ( 218,000 )
    14 - 216,000 - SMOKE + MIRRORS - Imagine Dragons ( 216,000 )
    15 - 189,000 - HOZIER - Hozier ( 491,000 )
    16 - 153,000 - V - Maroon 5 ( 753,000 )
    17 - 139,000 - DARK SKY PARADISE - Big Sean ( 139,000 )
    18 - 138,000 - MONTEVALLO - Sam Hunt ( 350,000 )
    19 - 137,000 - FIRST KISS - Kid Rock ( 137,000 )
    20 - 127,000 - INTO THE WOODS - Soundtrack ( 215,000 )
    21 - 115,000 - FOUR - One Direction ( 929,000 )
    22 - 110,000 - FROZEN - Soundtrack ( 3,974,000 )
    23 - 107,000 - OLD BOOTS NEW DIRT - Jason Aldean ( 860,000 )
    24 - 103,000 - MORNING PHASE - Beck ( 395,000 )
    25 - 101,000 - NON FICTION - Ne-Yo ( 101,000 )
    26 - 98,000 - NOW 52 - Various ( 534,000 )
    27 - 95,000 - ANNIE - Soundtrack ( 165,000 )
    28 - 94,000 - GREATEST HITS: DECADE #1 - Carrie Underwood ( 295,000 )
    29 - 93,000 - ROCK OR BUST - AC/DC ( 492,000 )
    30 - 92,000 - SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT - Bob Dylan ( 92,000 )
    31 - 87,000 - WHAT A TERRIBLE WORLD WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WORLD - Decemberists ( 87,000 )
    32 - 86,000 - THE PALE EMPEROR - Marilyn Manson ( 86,000 )
    33 - 85,000 - WALLFLOWER - Diana Krall ( 85,000 )
    34 - 84,000 - 1000 FORMS OF FEAR - Sia ( 252,000 )
    35 - 82,000 - B4.DA.$$ - Joey Bada$$ ( 82,000 )
    36 - 81,000 - REFLECTION - Fifth Harmony ( 81,000 )
    37 - 81,000 - MAN AGAINST MACHINE - Garth Brooks ( 599,000 )
    38 - 79,000 - ANYTHING GOES - Florida Georgia Line ( 581,000 )
    39 - 79,000 - SREMMLIFE - Rae Sremmurd ( 79,000 )
    40 - 77,000 - BLACK MESSIAH - D'Angelo & the Vanguard ( 226,000 )
    41 - 70,000 - UPTOWN SPECIAL - Mark Ronson ( 70,000 )
    42 - 70,000 - CRASH MY PARTY - Luke Bryan ( 2,390,000 )
    43 - 70,000 - MY EVERYTHING - Ariana Grande ( 579,000 )
    44 - 68,000 - REALITY SHOW - Jazmine Sullivan ( 68,000 )
    45 - 64,000 - TETSUO & YOUTH - Lupe Fiasco ( 64,000 )
    46 - 62,000 - FOREVER CHARLIE - Charlie Wilson ( 62,000 )
    47 - 60,000 - PARTNERS - Barbra Streisand ( 916,000 )
    48 - 57,000 - NO FIXED ADDRESS - Nickelback ( 292,000 )
    49 - 57,000 - THE YOUNG OG PROJECT - Fabolous ( 124,000 )
    50 - 56,000 - + - Ed Sheeran ( 982,000 )

    Rank - Estimated 2015 Sales - TITLE - Artist ( Estimated Total Sales )

    by oldbloke » Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:01 pm

    The number of albums that have been # 1 for sales in the US market for two consecutive years are very low.....Adele in 2011 and 2012.....and.....

    ......was there anyone else? I don't think so.....until Taylor's 1989 in 2014 and 2015

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    RIAA certifications in 2015

    Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    I think I've lost touch with Taylor's song sales sometimes......

    ....."I'm Only Me when I'm with You" has been certified Platinum and."Invisible" has been certified Gold by RIAA and there are several other RIAA certifications that I missed


    Purchase Artist Title Release Date Certification Date Label Type Award Description Format Category
    Amazon.com
    itunes
    More SWIFT, TAYLOR STYLE October 27, 2014 March 03, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital PLATINUM SINGLE SOLO
    Amazon.com
    itunes
    More SWIFT, TAYLOR BLANK SPACE October 27, 2014 February 26, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital 4.00x MULTI PLATINUM SINGLE SOLO
    Amazon.com
    itunes
    More SWIFT, TAYLOR BLANK SPACE October 27, 2014 February 26, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital 5.00x MULTI PLATINUM SINGLE SOLO
    Amazon.com
    itunes
    More SWIFT, TAYLOR SHAKE IT OFF August 18, 2014 February 18, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital 6.00x MULTI PLATINUM SINGLE SOLO
    Amazon.com
    itunes
    More SWIFT, TAYLOR STYLE October 27, 2014 February 03, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital GOLD SINGLE SOLO
    Amazon.com
    itunes
    More SWIFT, TAYLOR 1989 October 27, 2014 January 22, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Standard 4.00x MULTI PLATINUM ALBUM SOLO
    Amazon.com
    itunes
    More SWIFT, TAYLOR YOU BELONG WITH ME November 04, 2008 January 22, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital 7.00x MULTI PLATINUM SINGLE SOLO
    Amazon.com
    itunes
    More SWIFT, TAYLOR I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE October 09, 2012 January 22, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital 6.00x MULTI PLATINUM SINGLE SOLO
    Amazon.com
    itunes
    More SWIFT, TAYLOR INVISIBLE October 24, 2006 January 22, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital GOLD SINGLE SOLO
    Amazon.com
    itunes
    More SWIFT, TAYLOR WELCOME TO NEW YORK October 27, 2014 January 22, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital GOLD SINGLE SOLO

    Amazon.com
    itunes
    More SWIFT, TAYLOR OUT OF THE WOODS October 27, 2014 January 22, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital GOLD SINGLE SOLO
    Amazon.com
    itunes
    More SWIFT, TAYLOR BETTER THAN REVENGE October 25, 2010 January 22, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital GOLD SINGLE SOLO
    Amazon.com
    itunes
    More SWIFT, TAYLOR I'M ONLY ME WHEN I'M WITH YOU October 24, 2006 January 22, 2015 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital PLATINUM SINGLE SOLO

    Source - RIAA
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    69th Hot 100 single for Taylor!

    Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Taylor adds another Hot 100 single to the record book!


    Hot 100: Taylor Swift’s “New Romantics” Debuts at #71


    Last week, Taylor Swift made “New Romantics,” the third and final bonus track from the Target edition of her “1989,” available for individual purchase on iTunes.

    This week, it appears on the Billboard Hot 100.

    Just as “Wonderland” did two weeks ago and “You Are in Love” did last week, the song arrives on the chart thanks to solid opening week sales interest. The tenth “1989” track to appear on the Hot 100 listing, “New Romantics” debuts at #71.

    That #71 debut bests the #83 mark achieved by “You Are in Love” but trails the #51 debut point for “Wonderland.”

    In addition to debuting on the Billboard Hot 100, “New Romantics” also lands on the Digital Songs subchart. It ranks as the week’s 16th-best seller.

    The aforementioned “You Are in Love” appeared at #24 on last week’s Digital Songs chart. “Wonderland” earned #9 on the previous week’s breakdown.



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    "Love" puts Taylor into # 10 for most Hot 100 Hits!

    Taylor Swift, "Wonderland"
    Now available on iTunes, Taylor Swift's "You Are in Love," which bows at No. 83, is the second bonus track from the deluxe version of 1989 (previously available exclusively at Target) to hit the Hot 100. "Wonderland" entered at No. 51 last week; "New Romantics" should arrive next week.

    As "Love" launches, with 49,000 sold, Swift passes Elton John for a solo share of the 10th-most Hot 100 hits: 68.
    Among women, she trails only Aretha Franklin (73). Here's, again this week, an updated look at the acts with the most Hot 100 entries:

    207, Glee cast
    125, Lil Wayne
    108, Elvis Presley (whose career predated the Hot 100 by more than two years)
    91, James Brown
    85, Drake
    83, Jay Z
    74, Ray Charles
    73, Aretha Franklin
    71, The Beatles
    68, Taylor Swift

    Source - Billboard





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    123k lead in 2015 album sales by Taylor's 1989 after 10 weeks!

    Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    123k lead in 2015 album sales by Taylor's 1989 after 10 weeks!

    .......who is up next to challenge Taylor's US lead for 2015 albums sales?

    And.....1989 has now outsold both RED and Speak Now to take # 3 spot in US album sales since January 2010

    Eminem's Recovery's # 2 position is in range sometime in May.........I mean April - is this even possible?


    ALBUMS WEEK 10
    (actual week ending March 8, 2015)

    albums selling over 500,000 - this year - 2 / last year - 2
    albums selling over 250,000 - this year - 9 / last year - 8
    albums selling over 100,000 - this year - 26 / last year - 34

    Rank - Estimated 2015 Sales - TITLE - Artist ( Estimated Total Sales )
    01 - 844,000 - 1989 - Taylor Swift ( 4,504,000 )

    02 - 721,000 - IF YOU'RE READING THIS IT'S TOO LATE - Drake ( 721,000 )
    03 - 472,000 - IN THE LONELY HOUR - Sam Smith ( 1,678,000 )
    04 - 451,000 - 50 SHADES OF GREY - Soundtrack ( 451,000 )
    05 - 449,000 - TITLE - Meghan Trainor ( 449,000 )
    06 - 444,000 - X - Ed Sheeran ( 1,254,000 )
    07 - 320,000 - AMERICAN BEAUTY/AMERICAN PSYCHO - Fall Out Boy ( 320,000 )
    08 - 270,000 - NOW 53 - Various ( 270,000 )
    09 - 259,000 - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX VOL. 1 - Soundtrack ( 1,157,000 )
    10 - 249,000 - THE PINKPRINT - Nicki Minaj ( 553,000 )
    11 - 241,000 - SMOKE + MIRRORS - Imagine Dragons ( 241,000 )
    12 - 239,000 - 2014 FOREST HILLS DRIVE - J Cole ( 815,000 )
    13 - 231,000 - 2015 GRAMMY NOMINEES - Various ( 231,000 )
    14 - 228,000 - KIDZ BOP 27 - Various ( 228,000 )
    15 - 207,000 - HOZIER - Hozier ( 509,000 )
    16 - 175,000 - DARK SKY PARADISE - Big Sean ( 175,000 )
    17 - 173,000 - V - Maroon 5 ( 773,000 )
    18 - 171,000 - FIRST KISS - Kid Rock ( 171,000 )
    19 - 153,000 - MONTEVALLO - Sam Hunt ( 365,000 )
    20 - 129,000 - MORNING PHASE - Beck ( 421,000 )
    21 - 129,000 - INTO THE WOODS - Soundtrack ( 217,000 )
    22 - 120,000 - FOUR - One Direction ( 934,000 )
    23 - 118,000 - FROZEN - Soundtrack ( 3,982,000 )
    24 - 115,000 - OLD BOOTS NEW DIRT - Jason Aldean ( 868,000 )
    25 - 109,000 - NON FICTION - Ne-Yo ( 109,000 )
    26 - 104,000 - NOW 52 - Various ( 540,000 )
    27 - 100,000 - SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT - Bob Dylan ( 100,000 )
    28 - 100,000 - GREATEST HITS: DECADE #1 - Carrie Underwood ( 301,000 )
    29 - 99,000 - ROCK OR BUST - AC/DC ( 498,000 )
    30 - 97,000 - ANNIE - Soundtrack ( 167,000 )
    31 - 92,000 - WALLFLOWER - Diana Krall ( 92,000 )
    32 - 90,000 - WHAT A TERRIBLE WORLD WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WORLD - Decemberists ( 90,000 )
    33 - 90,000 - THE PALE EMPEROR - Marilyn Manson ( 90,000 )
    34 - 90,000 - 1000 FORMS OF FEAR - Sia ( 258,000 )
    35 - 87,000 - SREMMLIFE - Rae Sremmurd ( 87,000 )
    36 - 86,000 - REFLECTION - Fifth Harmony ( 86,000 )
    37 - 85,000 - MAN AGAINST MACHINE - Garth Brooks ( 604,000 )
    38 - 85,000 - ANYTHING GOES - Florida Georgia Line ( 588,000 )
    39 - 84,000 - B4.DA.$$ - Joey Bada$$ ( 84,000 )
    40 - 83,000 - PIECE BY PIECE - Kelly Clarkson ( 83,000 )
    41 - 80,000 - BLACK MESSIAH - D'Angelo & the Vanguard ( 229,000 )
    42 - 76,000 - MY EVERYTHING - Ariana Grande ( 585,000 )
    43 - 75,000 - UPTOWN SPECIAL - Mark Ronson ( 75,000 )
    44 - 74,000 - CRASH MY PARTY - Luke Bryan ( 2,395,000 )
    45 - 71,000 - REALITY SHOW - Jazmine Sullivan ( 71,000 )
    46 - 67,000 - FOREVER CHARLIE - Charlie Wilson ( 67,000 )
    47 - 66,000 - TETSUO & YOUTH - Lupe Fiasco ( 66,000 )
    48 - 64,000 - FAN OF A FAN: THE ALBUM - Chris Brown & Tyga ( 64,000 )
    49 - 63,000 - PARTNERS - Barbra Streisand ( 919,000 )
    50 - 62,000 - NO FIXED ADDRESS - Nickelback ( 297,000 )

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

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    35-40k predicted for 1989 by HDD

    Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    35-40k predicted for 1989 by HDD for this week's US sales


    Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 65-70k (35-40k sales)

    Source - HDD

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    Taylor Swift, "New Romantics"
    Swift charts her third bonus cut from the deluxe version of 1989 (previously available exclusively at Target), as "New Romantics" debuts at No. 71. "Wonderland" bowed at No. 51 (March 7)* and "You Are in Love" launched at No. 83 (March 14).*

    * subtract 13 from Billboard dates to get real dates.....Billboard really loves 13 and Taylor......just like the rest of us!


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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

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    Best selling albums in the world in 2015

    Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Washingtonian25 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:09 pm
    BEST SELLING ALBUMS OF 2015

    1. “1989” Taylor Swift – 1,976,000 (6,595,000)

    2. “X” Ed Sheeran – 1,619,000 (5,105,000)
    3. “In The Lonely Hour” Sam Smith – 1,446,000 (4,325,000)
    4. “50 Shades Of Grey” OST – 886,000
    5. “If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late” Drake – 867,000
    6. “Rock or Bust” AC/DC – 817,000 (2,356,000)
    7. “Koko Ga Rhodes Da, Koko De Tobe!” AKB48 – 774,000
    8. “Planet Seven” Sandaime J Soul Brothers – 737,000
    9. “Title” Meghan Trainor – 708,000
    10. “Four” One Direction – 675,000 (2,611,000)

    11. “Frozen” OST – 680,000 (7,997,000)
    12. “Hozier” Hozier – 593,000 (1,047,000)
    13. “Guardians Of The Galaxy” OST – 576,000 (1,840,000)
    14. “The Endless River” Pink Floyd – 507,000 (2,224,000)
    15. “American Beauty/American Psycho” Fall Out Boy – 503,000
    16. “The Pinkprint” Nicki Minaj – 481,000 (730,000)
    17. “Wanted On Voyage” George Ezra – 467,000 (1,287,000)
    18. “Smoke+Mirrors” Imagine Dragons – 413,000
    19. “Tree” Sekai No Owari – 408,000
    20. “V” Maroon 5 – 402,000 (1,473,000)

    21. “2014 Forest Hills Drive” J.Cole – 380,000 (903,000)
    22. “Listen” David Guetta – 345,000 (814,000)
    23. “1000 Forms of Fear” Sia – 313,000 (818,000)
    24. “Wallflower” Diana Krall – 307,000
    25. “Sonic Highways” Foo Fighters – 286,000 (1,211,000)
    26. “Tomei Na Iro” Nogizaka 46 – 285,000
    27. “My Everything” Ariana Grande – 283,000 (1,345,000)
    28. “Shadows In The Night” Bob Dylan – 276,000
    29. “Farbenspiel” Helene Fischer – 252,000 (1,994,000)
    30. “Uptown Special” Mark Ronson – 250,000

    31. “Motion” Calvin Harris – 248,000 (598,000)
    32. “E.G. Time” E-Girls – 240,000
    33. “Ghost Stories” Coldplay – 234,000 (3,271,000)
    34. “Partners” Barbra Streisand – 231,000 (1,643,000)
    35. “Christmas” Michael Buble – 230,000 (9,666,000)
    36. “Never Been Better” Olly Murs – 230,000 (589,000)
    37. “Kendji” Kendji Girac – 219,000 (740,000)
    38. “Kids Bop 27” Kidz Bop Kids – 214,000
    39. “The Pale Emperor” Marilyn Manson – 213,000
    40. “No Fixed Address” Nickelback – 212,000 (682,000)

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    Taylor Swift’s “Style” Becomes Pop Radio’s Most Played Song

    Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    Taylor Swift’s “Style” Becomes Pop Radio’s Most Played Song

    Following in the footsteps of previous "1989" singles "Shake it Off" and "Blank Space," Taylor Swift's "Style" becomes pop radio's most played song.

    When it comes to pop radio, Taylor Swift’s “1989” is about to improve its success rate to three-for-three.

    “Style,” the latest single from Swift’s blockbuster album, is poised to officially claim #1 on this week’s edition of the Mediabase pop radio airplay chart.

    It already holds the top spot on the rolling listing.

    The recipient of 18,158 spins, “Style” was pop radio’s most played song during the March 7-13 tracking week. Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” which ascended to #1 on last week’s official airplay chart, received 18,114 spins within the same 3/7-13 window.

    If “Style” can hold onto its lead through Sunday’s official update–and indications suggest it will actually expand that lead–it will formally become pop’s #1 song.

    Previous “1989” singles “Shake it Off” and “Blank Space” also reached the apex of the Mediabase pop airplay chart. Prior to releasing the album, Swift reached #1 at pop with “Love Story,” “You Belong with Me” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.”

    — A multi-format hit, “Style” is currently the 4th-most played song at hot adult contemporary, the 15th-most played song at adult contemporary and the 27th-most played song at rhythmic. It ranks at #6 on Billboard’s all-encompassing Hot 100.

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Congrats Taylor! Forever a swiftie!
    You deserve all of this!
    -D

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    Music Row artist stats

    Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    MusicRow covers Nashville artists.......country artists like Taylor

    .....there are three artists on their Twitter list with over 5 million Twitter followers and four artists with over 10 million Facebook followers

    1 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift
    Twitter | 54,733,984

    Facebook 71,832,392

    Source- MusicRow
    http://www.musicrow.com/charts/top-ranking-country-artists/?sort=followers
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    Taylor is still Country says Academy of Country Music - 50th Anniversary Milestone Award

    Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Taylor's songwriting is still Country so I agree with the ACM decision to award Taylor a 50th Anniversary Milestone Award!


    Taylor Swift, George Strait, More To Receive Special ACM Honors
    By Associated Press | March 24, 2015 7:36 PM EDT



    Even though Taylor Swift has officially gone pop, she still has a special place with the Academy of Country Music, which will be giving her and superstars like Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Miranda Lambert and Garth Brooks a special honor at next month's ACM Awards.

    The Academy is handing out a 50th Anniversary Milestone Award to celebrate seven of their biggest winners, also including Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn. The honorees will be given a trophy specially designed by jeweler David Yurman, complete with black diamonds, sterling silver and white gold.

    Garth Brooks has gotten the most ACM Entertainer of the Year trophies with six; Chesney has four and also got the first fan-voted Entertainer of the Year. Lambert has 18 ACM Awards, making her the most awarded solo female artist; McEntire has the most female vocalist of the year trophies with seven; Strait has won 21 ACMs over four consecutive decades; Swift was the youngest Entertainer of the Year winner at 21; and Brooks & Dunn have the most ACMs in total with 27.

    The Milestone Awards will be presented April 19 at the 50th annual ACMs, to be held at AT&T Stadium outside of Dallas and broadcast live on CBS.


    Source - Billboard


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