Taylor Swift Is The Top-Selling Digital Artist In History
January 8, 2010 at 4:30 AM (PT)
With over 24.3 million digital tracks sold to date, TAYLOR SWIFT is the top-selling digital artist in music history, according to sales figures released yesterday by NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN. In addition, her "Fearless" album was 2009's top-seller, with sales last year in excess of 3.2 million copies. She also topped the all-format 2009 Top 10 Artist Airplay chart with over 1.29 million song detections, and the Top 10 Artist Internet Streams chart with more than 46 million song plays.
"Fearless" was also the top-selling album of 2008, and SWIFT is the youngest solo artist ever to top the year-end sales chart.
SWIFT finished 2009 not only with the best-selling album, she was named BILLBOARD's Artist of the Year, as well as Entertainer of the Year by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. She topped PEOPLE MAGAZINE's Most Intriguing People of 2009 list, was named a Person Who Mattered by the editors of TIME MAGAZINE, a Person of the Year by NBC, and was featured as one of ROLLING STONE's 100 People Changing America. PEOPLE named her one of 2009's 10 Best Dressed Celebrities and also one of the year's Most Beautiful People.
SWIFT started off the New Year with a big win at last night's PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS in LOS ANGELES, taking home the all-genre Favorite Female Artist award. Earlier in the day she made a surprise appearance at CES in LAS VEGAS, where SONY Chairman & CEO SIR HOWARD STRINGER introduced her as the newest Brand Ambassador for SONY ELECTRONICS.