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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?

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Most Billboard top 10 hot digital songs by all acts

28 Taylor Swift & Rihanna



Most Billboard top 40 songs on Hot 100 by females

49 Madonna
43 Taylor Swift & 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
43, Aretha Franklin/Taylor Swift including Everything has Changed Oct 17/13
41, Marvin Gaye
41, Jay Z
41, the Rolling Stones

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Hot 100 Song Debuts

11 Taylor Swift
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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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

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    So proud of her!!!

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    3,997,000 RED album sales in US

    Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 4:43 PM

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    Is RED supposed to go quadruple platinum this week?? I keep hearing that.


    Top 20 releases of 2012.
    As of 09/02/2014 :

    01 TAYLOR SWIFT - Red 4,000 3,997,000
    02 MUMFORD & SONS - Babel 4,000 2,594,000
    03 BRUNO MARS - Unorthodox Jukebox 81,000 2,050,000
    04 IMAGINE DRAGONS - Night Visions 23,000 1,973,000
    05 ONE DIRECTION - Up All Night 3,000 1,950,000
    06 PINK - The Truth About Love 7,000 1,923,000
    07 ONE DIRECTION - Take Me Home 2,000 1,915,000
    08 CARRIE UNDERWOOD - Blown Away 2,000 1,644,000
    09 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE - Here's To The Good Times 14,000 1,627,000
    10 JASON ALDEAN - Night Train 6,000 1,581,000
    10 JUSTIN BIEBER - Believe 1,000 1,581,000

    12 THE LUMINEERS - The Lumineers 3,000 1,565,000
    13 MAROON 5 - Overexposed 2,000 1,555,000
    14 FUN. - Some Nights 2,000 1,529,000
    15 MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - The Heist 13,000 1,329,000
    16 KENDRICK LAMAR - Good Kid M.A.A.D City 9,000 1,174,000
    17 RIHANNA - Unapologetic 2,000 1,161,000
    18 LIONEL RICHIE - Tuskegee 0,000 1,119,000
    19 PHILLIP PHILLIPS - The World From The Side Of The Moon 2,000 1,077,000
    20 LITTLE BIG TOWN - Tornado 2,000 1,061,000

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    This is just so flawless
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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

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    awsome
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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

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    wow!

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    RED tops 4 million sales!

    Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 3:45 PM





    Chart Watch: Taylor Swift Is 4 For 4 (Million)

    By Paul Grein February 19, 2014 4:00 PM Yahoo Music



    Taylor Swift's "Red" didn't win a thing at the Grammys or the Country Music Assn. Awards. But the album accomplishes something this week that makes up for those slights: It tops the 4 million mark in U.S. sales. All four of Swift's studio albums have reached that threshold. Swift's eponymous debut album has sold 5,419,000 copies since its release in 2006. "Fearless" has sold 6,818,000 copies since its release in 2008. "Speak Now" has sold 4,405,000 since its release in 2010.

    Swift is just the third artist to top the 4M mark with his or her first four studio albums since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking music sales in 1991. She follows Garth Brooks (who did it with his first five non-holiday studio albums) and Eminem.


    Swift's achievement is all the more remarkable because the album sales market has been shaky throughout her career. By contrast, it was strong when Brooks released his first album in 1989, and it was at its peak when Eminem released his first album in 1999.

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Billboard Top 200 Albums (Chart week March 1, 2014)
    #89 Taylor Swift RED (down 11 places; #78 - #89 69 weeks on the chart)

    Billboard Top Country Albums (Chart week March 1, 2014)
    #17 Taylor Swift RED (down 3 places #14 - 17 69 weeks on the chart)

    Congrats on Tay’s RED topping the 4 million mark in U.S. sales.

    Country Billboard Chart News February 20, 2014

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    That is so awesome! i love taylor!

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    Album Sales Week ending Feb 23/14

    Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Top 10 Country Albums for The Week of February 26, 2014 with 8 Notable Albums (SoundScan Top 200 Current Albums Chart Placement)*

    *Numbers rounded to nearest thousandth.

    TW Artist Title Sales Total Sales
    104 Taylor Swift RED 4,000 4,006.000

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 3:49 AM

    13SparksFly13 wrote:
    Sweet Tea SwifTea wrote:
    Is RED supposed to go quadruple platinum this week?? I keep hearing that.


    Top 20 releases of 2012.
    As of 02/02/2014 :

    01 TAYLOR SWIFT - Red 8,000 3,993,000
    02 MUMFORD & SONS - Babel 10,000 2,590,000
    03 BRUNO MARS - Unorthodox Jukebox 42,000 1,968,000
    04 IMAGINE DRAGONS - Night Visions 39,000 1,950,000
    05 ONE DIRECTION - Up All Night 3,000 1,947,000
    06 PINK - The Truth About Love 13,000 1,918,000
    07 ONE DIRECTION - Take Me Home 2,000 1,913,000
    08 CARRIE UNDERWOOD - Blown Away 1,000 1,640,000
    09 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE - Here's To The Good Times 13,000 1,613,000
    10 JASON ALDEAN - Night Train 6,000 1,576,000
    10 JUSTIN BIEBER - Believe 1,000 1,576,000

    12 THE LUMINEERS - The Lumineers 4,000 1,562,000
    13 MAROON 5 - Overexposed 3,000 1,553,000
    14 FUN. - Some Nights 6,000 1,527,000
    15 MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - The Heist 29,000 1,316,000
    16 KENDRICK LAMAR - Good Kid M.A.A.D City 15,000 1,166,000
    17 RIHANNA - Unapologetic 4,000 1,159,000
    18 LIONEL RICHIE - Tuskegee 0,000 1,118,000
    19 PHILLIP PHILLIPS - The World From The Side Of The Moon 2,000 1,075,000
    20 LITTLE BIG TOWN - Tornado 2,000 1,059,000

    thanks to Spiderpig for the post!


    Epiiiiic.


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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Taylor is the best
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    Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift

    Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    From Taylor's Billboard Woman of the Year Award we know that she has three albums that were on top of the Billboard 200 for six weeks or more....


    I believe this'll make it just the 10th album from the last 10 calendar years with 6 weeks on top, after:

    Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift
    Adele, Susan Boyle, Norah Jones
    Usher, Eminem, 50 Cent

    Post by Fridayteenage about how many weeks that Frozen is on top of the chart

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    Taylor, Taylor!!

    Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 8:08 AM

    13SparksFly13 wrote:
    From Taylor's Billboard Woman of the Year Award we know that she has three albums that were on top of the Billboard 200 for six weeks or more....


    I believe this'll make it just the 10th album from the last 10 calendar years with 6 weeks on top, after:

    Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift
    Adele, Susan Boyle, Norah Jones
    Usher, Eminem, 50 Cent

    Post by Fridayteenage about how many weeks that Frozen is on top of the chart



    As Frozen moves to seven weeks at # 1, Spiderpig gives us an update on that list of the albums with greater or equal weeks on the US Billboard 200 chart over the last ten years....

    Adele - 24 weeks
    Taylor (Fearless) - 11 weeks

    Usher - 9 weeks
    Eminem - 7 weeks
    Taylor (Red) - 7 weeks

    Frozen - 7 weeks


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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 6:04 AM

    13SparksFly13 wrote:
    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?

    *****************************************************************************************
    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Source



    Most Billboard top 10 hot digital songs by all acts

    28 Taylor Swift & Rihanna



    Most Billboard top 40 songs on Hot 100 by females

    49 Madonna
    43 Taylor Swift & Aretha Franklin

    Source

    80, Elvis Presley
    64, Lil Wayne
    57, Elton John
    51, "Glee" Cast
    50, the Beatles
    49, Madonna
    46, Stevie Wonder
    44, James Brown
    43, Aretha Franklin/Taylor Swift including Everything has Changed Oct 17/13
    41, Marvin Gaye
    41, Jay Z
    41, the Rolling Stones

    Source

    Hot 100 Song Debuts

    11 Taylor Swift
    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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    Fearless still more weeks at # 1 than Frozen...

    Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    While Frozen has pulled ahead of RED in number of weeks at # 1, RED sales were 1.8 million after three weeks....

    FROZEN (soundtrack) 202,000 1,633,000 after eight weeks


    The "Frozen" soundtrack is #1 for the eighth week. This puts it in fourth place among all albums in the last 10 years. Adele's "21" leads in that time frame, with 24 weeks on top. Taylor Swift's "Fearless" is in second place, with 11 weeks. Usher's "Confessions" is in third place, with nine weeks.

    "21" and "Fearless" both won Grammys as Album of the Year. "Confessions" was nominated, but lost to Ray Charles's "Genius Loves Company." Will "Frozen" receive an Album of the Year nom in December? Place your bets.

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Good for Taylor :)




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    Fearless back on the US Catalog Chart

    Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    correction: Fearless back on Catalog chart...

    It's about time for Big Machine Records to apply for 7 x Platinium since those albums have been shipped to stores and are waiting to be bought!


    4/12 Billboard 200


    189 SWIFT*TAYLOR FEARLESS 1,181 +8% 1,093 6,825,693 6xp

    thanks to thebigham



    US Catalog Chart

    163 BGMA 151 189 SWIFT*TAYLOR FEARLESS 1,181 8 1,093 6,825,693


    Billboard 200 chart
    75 BGMA 145 166 171 SWIFT*TAYLOR RED 2,495 0 2,484 4,019,113

    Current Chart
    75 BGMA 125 143 147 SWIFT*TAYLOR RED 2,495 0 2,484 4,019,113

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    Platinum for Sparks Fly in US

    Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    On April 7/14 RIAA posted the Platinum certification for digital sales of Sparks Fly in the US


    Artist Title Release Date Certification Date Label Type Award Description Format Category

    SWIFT, TAYLOR SPARKS FLY October 25, 2010 April 07, 2014 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital PLATINUM SINGLE SOLO

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    Re: Platinum for Sparks Fly in US

    Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    13SparksFly13 wrote:
    On April 7/14 RIAA posted the Platinum certification for digital sales of Sparks Fly in the US


    Artist Title Release Date Certification Date Label Type Award Description Format Category

    SWIFT, TAYLOR SPARKS FLY October 25, 2010 April 07, 2014 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital PLATINUM SINGLE SOLO

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    Re: Taylor on the US Charts

    Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 7:04 AM

    13SparksFly13 wrote:
    On April 7/14 RIAA posted the Platinum certification for digital sales of Sparks Fly in the US


    Artist Title Release Date Certification Date Label Type Award Description Format Category

    SWIFT, TAYLOR SPARKS FLY October 25, 2010 April 07, 2014 BIG MACHINE RECORDS, INC. Digital PLATINUM SINGLE SOLO

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