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  • Originally posted by gopolks
    Can you imagine what Swift's album sales would of been if she had been around in the early 90's!!!!

    If she's in 90s, than the Jewel & Shania twain sales are guaranteened. 8P-12P.

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    • TS-2006 is holding at #48 on BB200
      Fearless at #10 on BB200 will be joining this list in 8 weeks


      http://www.billboard.com/charts/billboa ... der=timeon


      9/26/09 chart: Thanks to thebigham

      Albums with over 52 weeks on the BB200:

      151 Taylor Swift
      147 Daughtry
      80 Alan Jackson
      80 MGMT
      76 Theory of a Deadman
      76 George Strait
      74 Lady Antebellum
      71 Toby Keith
      70 Jason Mraz
      70 Frank Sinatra

      67 Disturbed
      66 Lil Wayne
      65 Coldplay
      65 Katy Perry
      64 Shinedown
      62 Mamma Mia Sdtk.
      60 Sugarland
      58 Jamey Johnson
      56 Third Day
      54 Hollywood Undead

      54 Chris Tomlin
      52 Darius Rucker
      Red took 5 weeks to hit 2m in US sales. Speak Now took 6. Fearless took 7. Taylor Swift took 61. 1989 hit 2m in 3 weeks...

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      • Taylor charts her 18th hit on Hot 100

        http://www.billboard.com/column/chartbe ... 3732.story


        "Two Is Better Than One" by Boys Like Girls, featuring Swift, enters at No. 92. The song is Swift's 18th Hot 100 entry and her first as a featured artist ...
        Red took 5 weeks to hit 2m in US sales. Speak Now took 6. Fearless took 7. Taylor Swift took 61. 1989 hit 2m in 3 weeks...

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        • Originally posted by CountryMan
          Originally posted by gopolks
          Can you imagine what Swift's album sales would of been if she had been around in the early 90's!!!!

          She is certainly getting enough exposure to find out what the current sales limit is...3.4 million video streams at one site on one day...everyone in the world is going to know about her.



          http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRel ... RN20090916


          -- "Taylor Swift Wins Best Female Video" was the top video of
          the day overall, generating 3.4 million streams
          This is an immense audience for Taylor to market Fearless to. Also, the VMA sponsors list doesn't look like they would be happy to see Taylor having this problem on stage - Verizon Wireless is Taylor's major tour sponsor:

          "Official sponsors of the "2009 MTV Video Music Awards" are 5 ( R )( )Gum, Febreze, Pepsi, Rhapsody ( R ), Sears, Taco Bell ( R ), U.S. Army and Verizon Wireless."

          http://media-newswire.com/release_1099014.html


          "The "2009 MTV Video Music Awards" will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.2 billion people via MTV’s global network of 68 channels reaching 577 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming & content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world."
          Red took 5 weeks to hit 2m in US sales. Speak Now took 6. Fearless took 7. Taylor Swift took 61. 1989 hit 2m in 3 weeks...

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          • Taylor is only predicted around 40-45k in the weekend sales of HDD... It's an increase in comparison with the ~35k of this week but only of +20%... :(

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            • Originally posted by Vanacoring
              Taylor is only predicted around 40-45k in the weekend sales of HDD... It's an increase in comparison with the ~35k of this week but only of +20%... :(
              Oh, well... After you first hear about a new artist it sometimes takes a number of times hearing her name before you would check out her music. It took me years of hearing her songs on the radio before I bought her albums. 40-45k keeps Fearless in the top 10 BB200 and #13 on the HDD list is Taylor's lucky number.

              Taylor will be singing on Oprah before her Oct. 27th Fearless Platinum release.
              Red took 5 weeks to hit 2m in US sales. Speak Now took 6. Fearless took 7. Taylor Swift took 61. 1989 hit 2m in 3 weeks...

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              • thanks for the updates
                "the love of a mothers life is her child/children"

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                • I've seen a number of stories on Taylor's new Guinness Record, but it is difficult to find a solid source since the Guinness website wants you to buy the book.


                  http://taylorswiftweb.net/


                  "Taylor has set another new world record as Most Entries In The US Top 20 In A Year By A Solo Artist in The 2010 Guinness Book of World Records!

                  ...Taylor was in the 2009 Guinness Book of Records as First US female to write or co-write every track on a million-selling debut album."

                  http://www.sawfnews.com/Entertainment/60146.aspx
                  Red took 5 weeks to hit 2m in US sales. Speak Now took 6. Fearless took 7. Taylor Swift took 61. 1989 hit 2m in 3 weeks...

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                  • Red took 5 weeks to hit 2m in US sales. Speak Now took 6. Fearless took 7. Taylor Swift took 61. 1989 hit 2m in 3 weeks...

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                    • thanks to thebigham

                      Best sellers on the BB200 over 1.0 million:

                      9/26/09 chart:

                      DAUGHTRY DAUGHTRY 4,529,050
                      SWIFT*TAYLOR TAYLOR SWIFT 4,315,951

                      SWIFT*TAYLOR FEARLESS 3,822,444

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                      Fearless should sell over 4 million before Fearless Platinum is released.

                      TS-2006 needs to pick up a bit more steam to pass Daughtry. A bit difficult when stores seem to be only stocking one copy.

                      Meanwhile, there were 50 copies of Fearless in my local Wal-Mart so I guess they expected better sales last week.

                      HDD building chart 9/21/09
                      17 10 TAYLOR SWIFT BIG MACHINE 45,441 +36%
                      FEARLESS
                      Red took 5 weeks to hit 2m in US sales. Speak Now took 6. Fearless took 7. Taylor Swift took 61. 1989 hit 2m in 3 weeks...

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                      • United Republic Records news release - Taylor does it again! '' '' ''

                        http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site ... ewsLang=en


                        http://www.umrg.com
                        September 22, 2009 08:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time
                        Taylor Swift Makes History at Pop Radio

                        Superstar Becomes First Country Crossover Artist To Score A Second #1 Single At Top 40 Radio with ‘You Belong With Me’

                        MTV VMA Win Also Made Her First Country Star To Win Video Music Award

                        NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Big Machine recording artist Taylor Swift has once again entered the history books, this time as the first artist ever to score two #1 records at Top 40 radio with a country crossover recording. This week the unstoppable country/pop superstar locked down the #1 spot at the Top 40 Radio format for a record-breaking second time this year, this time for her single “You Belong With Me” (source: Mediabase). It’s the same song for which Swift received a Moonman at last week’s MTV VMA Awards for Best Female Video, making her the first country artist ever to win a Video Music Award in the history of the annual event. “You Belong With Me”, which reached a radio audience of 112 million listeners last week alone, is Swift’s second consecutive #1 at Top 40, and her 4th consecutive #1 Country single.
                        Red took 5 weeks to hit 2m in US sales. Speak Now took 6. Fearless took 7. Taylor Swift took 61. 1989 hit 2m in 3 weeks...

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                        • ...Taylor was in the 2009 Guinness Book of Records as First US female to write or co-write every track on a million-selling debut album."


                          Didn't mariah carey do this.....19 years ago? And I'm sure that Fiona Apple didn;t do too shabby with her tripple platinum debut, and she wrote or at least co-wrote all the songs as well, as well as a few other artists, I'm sure.

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                          • Originally posted by chrguy66
                            ...Taylor was in the 2009 Guinness Book of Records as First US female to write or co-write every track on a million-selling debut album."


                            Didn't mariah carey do this.....19 years ago? And I'm sure that Fiona Apple didn;t do too shabby with her tripple platinum debut, and she wrote or at least co-wrote all the songs as well, as well as a few other artists, I'm sure.
                            Wikipedia says you are correct for both artists.
                            Red took 5 weeks to hit 2m in US sales. Speak Now took 6. Fearless took 7. Taylor Swift took 61. 1989 hit 2m in 3 weeks...

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                            • Originally posted by CountryMan
                              Originally posted by chrguy66
                              ...Taylor was in the 2009 Guinness Book of Records as First US female to write or co-write every track on a million-selling debut album."


                              Didn't mariah carey do this.....19 years ago? And I'm sure that Fiona Apple didn;t do too shabby with her tripple platinum debut, and she wrote or at least co-wrote all the songs as well, as well as a few other artists, I'm sure.
                              Wikipedia says you are correct for both artists.
                              I will say "yes" both are correct and I will give a medal.

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                              • Red took 5 weeks to hit 2m in US sales. Speak Now took 6. Fearless took 7. Taylor Swift took 61. 1989 hit 2m in 3 weeks...

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                                • Originally posted by CountryMan
                                  Thank god I didn't buy fearless first edition, I was waiting for one day if it has platinum edition.

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                                  • Originally posted by nelson
                                    Originally posted by CountryMan
                                    Thank god I didn't buy fearless first edition, I was waiting for one day if it has platinum edition.
                                    That is great planning Nelson! '' I'm keeping Fearless at work so I needed a 2nd copy for home, but I can wait another few weeks for the new version. ''
                                    Red took 5 weeks to hit 2m in US sales. Speak Now took 6. Fearless took 7. Taylor Swift took 61. 1989 hit 2m in 3 weeks...

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                                    • Originally posted by CountryMan
                                      Originally posted by nelson
                                      Originally posted by CountryMan
                                      Thank god I didn't buy fearless first edition, I was waiting for one day if it has platinum edition.
                                      That is great planning Nelson! '' I'm keeping Fearless at work so I needed a 2nd copy for home, but I can wait another few weeks for the new version. ''
                                      YEs, I have the international edition, but I can't wait for her to realise an european platinium edition, I will buy it on the internet, which is the best page to buy an album from Spain?
                                      Avril Lavigne & Taylor Swift

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                                      • While we wait for thebigham to post his update to the Oct 3/09 BB200 chart, here are a few albums at the top of the list

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                                        TS-2006 is holding comfortably at #45 on BB200 for week #152 - four weeks away from tieing Nickleback's record 156 weeks on the BB200 since the 1997 rule changes

                                        Fearless at #8 on BB200 will be joining the 52 week list in 7 weeks

                                        Daughtry falls off the list this week - a tremendous run of 147 weeks

                                        http://www.billboard.com/charts/billboa ... der=timeon


                                        Albums with over 70 weeks on the BB200:

                                        152 Taylor Swift

                                        81 Alan Jackson
                                        81 MGMT
                                        77 Theory of a Deadman
                                        77 George Strait
                                        75 Lady Antebellum
                                        72 Toby Keith
                                        71 Jason Mraz
                                        71 Frank Sinatra
                                        Red took 5 weeks to hit 2m in US sales. Speak Now took 6. Fearless took 7. Taylor Swift took 61. 1989 hit 2m in 3 weeks...

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                                        • Originally posted by avrilswift1
                                          YEs, I have the international edition, but I can't wait for her to realise an european platinium edition, I will buy it on the internet, which is the best page to buy an album from Spain?
                                          I wish it was easier to buy across international borders - I'm having difficulty buying downloads from an old TV series in the UK.
                                          Red took 5 weeks to hit 2m in US sales. Speak Now took 6. Fearless took 7. Taylor Swift took 61. 1989 hit 2m in 3 weeks...

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                                          • she's not in the first round of top 10 predictions at HDD this week but that could change when the revised predictions come out later today but fearless should stay in the 30-35k range this week passing 3.9 million scaned
                                            "the love of a mothers life is her child/children"

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                                            • Originally posted by marcsgirl85
                                              she's not in the first round of top 10 predictions at HDD this week but that could change when the revised predictions come out later today but fearless should stay in the 30-35k range this week passing 3.9 million scaned
                                              yes, I was shocked when I couldn't find Fearless on the list. There are four new albums in the top 10 & I suppose predicted Fearless sales are down to its consistent 30-35k/week like you mentioned.
                                              Red took 5 weeks to hit 2m in US sales. Speak Now took 6. Fearless took 7. Taylor Swift took 61. 1989 hit 2m in 3 weeks...

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                                              • Taylor Swift [2006] 152 weeks on Billboard 200

                                                http://www.billboard.com/column/chartbe ... ory?page=2


                                                It is truly remarkable how many records Taylor Swift is breaking. She just became the first country artist to win a Moonman at the MTV Video Music Awards, and this week, as noted in Chart Beat Thursday, she scores the first No. 1 country crossover on the Nielsen BDS-based Radio Songs/Hot 100 Airplay chart with "You Belong With Me."

                                                Her debut album bullets at No. 45 on the Billboard 200 this week. It sold 12,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 21% gain from last week. At No. 8, her sophomore set "Fearless" sold 46,000, a 37% uptick. To date, "Taylor Swift" has sold 4,330,000 copies, and "Fearless" has sold 3,868,000.

                                                In the May 25, 1991, issue of Billboard, the Billboard 200 converted from ranked sales reports submitted by retailers to point-of-sale data from Nielsen SoundScan compiled from actual scanning of album bar codes. It wasn't until Jan. 18, 1997, however, that the recurrent policy similar to the one now in place was instituted. As of that latter date, albums more than two years old were removed if ranking below No. 100. (Last year, the two-year limit was changed to 78 weeks).

                                                Because the Jan. 18, 1997 date is the fairest starting point for an apples-to-apples comparison to albums charting today, let's begin then in analyzing the scope of Swift's success.

                                                Here are the top 10 Energizer-bunny albums in that almost 13-year span (peak year in parentheses):

                                                156 weeks, Nickelback, "All the Right Reasons" (2005)
                                                152 weeks, Taylor Swift, "Taylor Swift" (2008)
                                                151 weeks, Shania Twain, "Come On Over" (1997)
                                                148 weeks, Norah Jones, "Come Away With Me" (2003)
                                                147 weeks, Daughtry, "Daughtry" (2007)
                                                138 weeks, Guns N' Roses, "Greatest Hits" (2004)
                                                137 weeks, Carrie Underwood, "Some Hearts" (2005)
                                                134 weeks, Dixie Chicks, "Wide Open Spaces" (1999)
                                                133 weeks, Backstreet Boys, "Backstreet Boys" (1998)
                                                133 weeks, Flyleaf, "Flyleaf" (2007)

                                                (Note that many of the sets above racked long chart runs thanks to lengthy strings of hit singles. Others, like Jones' and Guns N' Roses', enjoyed sustained pop culture buzz).

                                                By passing the 151-week chart life of Shania Twain's "Come On Over," "Taylor Swift" becomes the longest-charting album by a country female not only since 1997, but also in the entire Nielsen SoundScan era.

                                                And, since the set is eligible to remain on the Billboard 200 until it dips below No. 100, it appears that it is a lock to pass Nickelback's "All the Right Reasons" as the longest-charting album of the 2000s. Four more weeks on the chart for "Taylor Swift" will tie the two sets, and five more will place Swift at the head of the century's class.
                                                Red took 5 weeks to hit 2m in US sales. Speak Now took 6. Fearless took 7. Taylor Swift took 61. 1989 hit 2m in 3 weeks...

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                                                • Every week it is difficult to extrapolate an early sales count to predict the final count. For example, you might think that TS-2006 is a very stable at weekly sales of 10-12k [3591 x 3 this week] so multiply the Fearless numbers by 3 to get over 50k in sales - sounds good to me ''

                                                  http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/sales/salescht.cgi


                                                  CHART DATE: 09/28/2009
                                                  LAST UPDATE: 09/28/2009 11:00:19
                                                  NOW IN: 37.17%

                                                  LW TW artist / album label power index
                                                  -- 1 PEARL JAM MONKEYWRENCH 60,536
                                                  BACKSPACER
                                                  1 2 JAY-Z ROC NATION 46,208
                                                  BLUEPRINT 3
                                                  5 3 MILEY CYRUS HOLLYWOOD 39,160
                                                  TIME OF OUR LIVES
                                                  -- 4 THREE DAYS GRACE JIVE/JLG 29,622
                                                  LIFE STARTS NOW
                                                  2 5 WHITNEY HOUSTON ARISTA/RMG 24,988
                                                  I LOOK TO YOU
                                                  8 6 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 18,754
                                                  NUMBER ONES

                                                  10 7 TAYLOR SWIFT BIG MACHINE 17,547
                                                  FEARLESS

                                                  -- 48 TAYLOR SWIFT BIG MACHINE 3,591
                                                  TAYLOR SWIFT
                                                  Red took 5 weeks to hit 2m in US sales. Speak Now took 6. Fearless took 7. Taylor Swift took 61. 1989 hit 2m in 3 weeks...

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                                                  • Use last week building album chart to extrapolate easily. At the same point last week:


                                                    17 6 TAYLOR SWIFT BIG MACHINE 21,434
                                                    FEARLESS
                                                    -- 50 TAYLOR SWIFT BIG MACHINE 4,335
                                                    TAYLOR SWIFT

                                                    Both down about 18%. That would put Fearless at 37k+, TS at just 10k, assuming they counted the same shops as last week at the same point (which is true for the last few weeks).
                                                    25 June 2009, the day the Music died

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