Taylor Swift, singer of hit song “You Belong With Me” and winner of several high profile awards including several Grammy, MTV Video Music and People’s Choice awards, has broken the US record for the most downloads of a song written and sang by a woman. Her latest track “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” hit the 623,000 mark last week. This is according to Nielsen SoundScan. This song can be downloaded at iTunes as your iPhone’s ringtone.
The hit song has also made it to the top of the Billboard’s digital songs chart. The only other such record was held by Flo Rida when he sold 636,000 songs online in a single week back in 2009. The previous female digital sales record was held by Ke$ha, whose hit song “Tick Tock” sold 610,000 digital copies in 2009. This new record has propelled Swift into greater musical and monetary heights. This will be the 22 year-old country-pop singer’s third No. 1 song in a week. Previously, she has also had two songs reach the No. 2 spot on the Billboards digital sales charts: “Today Was a Fairytale” in 2010 and “You Belong With Me” back in 2009.
Acute curiosity is keeping Swift’s fans busy as they tweet and blog about the identity of the guy referred to in the latest song. Of course this translates to more and more sales as the craze causes a raucous. With this in mind, it is most probable that her new album “Red” will be topping the Billboard charts as soon as it is released in October.