Sunday, February 22, 2009
Taylor Swift achieved several incredible milestones.
The 19-year-old country music phenom has topped the pop charts with her first No. 1 hit, the first time a country crossover has crowned the Top 40 in the 16-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS chart. "Love Story" is the lead single from Taylor's already-triple platinum sophomore release Fearless.
"Love Story" also has the distinction of being the country song with the most paid downloads in history, having spent two weeks at No. 1 on the country singles charts in November. "White Horse," the second single released from Fearless, is currently climbing the country radio charts in the Top 10 and is the first video ever to debut at No. 1 on CMT's Top 20 Countdown.
Taylor, who is featured on the cover of the March 5 issue of Rolling Stone for the second time in a year -- and just received two Academy of Country Music Award nominations -- is currently in the United Kingdom making promotional appearances in support of the upcoming European release of Fearless. She plans to hit 52 cities in the US and Canada with her headliner tour starting March 1 in Florida.
Taylor Swift’s Secrets of a Good Girl
The world’s biggest new pop star is a little bit country, a little bit rock & roll, and all control freak. What’s behind Taylor Swift’s drive for success? Vanessa Grigoriadis hangs out with the Grammy-nominated, chart-topping 19-year-old superstar for Rolling Stone’s new cover story to talk awkward middle-school memories, how Joe Jonas broke her heart, and how Swift transformed herself from a hard-working kid growing up in Pennsylvania into Nashville’s favorite adopted daughter.