Jason Alean's "My Kinda Party" has knocked Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" from the #1 slot on the country charts. According to Nielsen SoundScan, My Kinda Party sold 26,875 copies last week, compared to Speak Now's 26,879. Overall, Speak Now has sold 3,136,084 units and My Kinda Party 818,770.
Bluewater Productions will release a special edition of its best-selling ‘Fame: Taylor Swift’ graphic novel this May. The new edition will include the comic’s original story along with 40 pages of bonus content. Each issue retails for $7.99. Although primarily distributed through traditional retail outlets, these special editions will also be available through several online venues including Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Borders online stores and Walmart.
Millions of fans, numerous Grammys, and a load of good press, Taylor Swift’s meteoric rise has given her the sweet taste of fame at a very young age. Her fans love her, radio and television adore her, and young men everywhere wish they could date her. Join us for a look at her life, from the very beginning all the way through today.
The storyline, penned by CW Cook and Patrick McCormack, is biographical, tracing Swift’s life from her early years through her successful rise to the top of country music.
Taylor Swift has been named Billboard & Neilsen SoundScan’s top-selling artist of the year, with over 4.4 million albums sold in 2010, according to sales figures released this week. For the second consecutive year, Taylor is also Billboard’s most-played artist, topping their annual all-genre Artist Airplay chart with more than 1.128 million airplay detections in 2010.
In addition, with over 34 million tracks sold to date, Taylor remains the top selling digital artist in music history, again holding the #1 position atop Billboard’s chart of Top Selling Digital Artists.
Taylor has sold more than 4 million albums each year for three consecutive years, and is the only artist to sell 4+ million albums each of the last three years.
This week, Taylor’s release, Speak Now, spends its fifth week at #1 on Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 Albums chart. Speak Now was 2010’s best-selling internet album.
George Strait's tour with Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack comes in as the No. 1 country tour on this year's list of Pollstar's top-grossing tours. The Strait tour grossed $41.6 million over the course of 2010.
The three will once again hit the road next year. Their first date is in Austin, Texas on January 14.
Brad Paisley's H20 World Tour is No. 15 with $40.7 million, followed by Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum with $39.1 million. Other country artists on the list of Top 50 tours include Carrie Underwood with $38.3 million, Taylor Swift at $34.2 million, Rascal Flatts with $28.4 million, Brooks & Dunn with $25.7 million, Toby Keith at $25.5 million and Sugarland with $19 million. Bon Jovi's tour ranked at the top of the list overall with $108.2 million.
It wasn't a great year for country tours in 2010 as none of the usual suspects cracked the Top 10 grossing concert tours of the year.
Tim McGraw was the highest grossing country act of the year, grossing nearly $45 million over 71 shows. McGraw's tour drew about 880,000 fans and finished at number 13 on the Billboard list.
The next country artist, Taylor Swift, finished at number 15, pulling in $40 million and 643,000 fans to 47 shows.
Bon Jovi was the top touring act on the list, drawing 1.6 million fans over 69 shows and grossing $146 million.
The rest of the Top 10: U2, AC/DC, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, James Taylor/Carole King, Eagles, Metallica, Dave Matthews Band and Paul McCartney.
Taylor Swift, arguably the biggest act in the music industry right now, turns 21 years old today so we would like to wish her a very Happy 21st Birthday. She's accomplished so many amazing things already that it's hard to believe she is only 21. In a world where even the Disney stars let people down, yes, Miley we are talking about you, Taylor has stayed true to her word that she would always try to be a good role-model for all the kids that look up to her.
Taylor truly seems to have a special bond with her fans and is always looking for new ways to connect with them and reward them for being her fans. Today, to celebrate her birthday, every order placed at her on-line store will include a free bonus item worth at least $10. Giving presents to her fans on HER birthday, pretty cool.
Happy Birthday Taylor!
As we’ve mentioned before, Cover Girl will serve as tour sponsor for Taylor Swift when the US leg of her Speak Now world tour kicks of in May. Taylor is also the new face of Cover Girl and her ads will start appearing in magazines and on the small screen in January.
"I’m really excited for people to discover the new NatureLuxe line from CoverGirl! The Silk Foundation and Gloss Balm are really light and fresh, they feel amazing on my skin” says an enthusiastic Swift of the make-up.
Here's a sneak peek at Taylor's recent photo shoot.