Taylor Broke Lady Gaga’s 1st week record for Female sings and could have the over all record!
And it’s set to break a 3rd one!
1. #1 Fastest-Selling Digital Song in History (it took 50 min for Taylor) beating Lady Gaga’s Born This Way record of 1 hour!
2. #1 on itunes in 27 countries beating Lady Gaga’s Born This Way #1 in 23 countries!
3. WANEGBT is set to break even a third record also held by Lady Gaga’s born this way which if it surpasses 448,000, it will earn the largest debut for a digital song by a woman in history!
Could “Red” have the power to break a 4th record also held by Lady Gaga of biggest first week album sales of this decade? It can if it sells more than 1,108,000 the first week!
Lady Gaga is going to be upset if Taylor beats all of her records!
LETS GET IT DONE SWIFTIES!!
p.s. the ONLY reason Lady gaga sold over a milion records the first week was b/c she put her album on sale for $1 the first week!
When TAYLOR SWIFT’s NEW SINGLE surpasses 448,000, it will be the largest debut by a woman in history #WANEGBT
Taylor Swift’s new single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is selling much faster than initially thought. Industry sources now suggest the track — released late on Monday, Aug. 13 — will probably easily move more than 500,000 downloads by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Aug. 19. It even has a pretty decent shot of surpassing the 600,000 mark.
Yesterday, forecasters were suggesting it would launch with 400,000 to 500,000. But, once sources saw how well it was already selling, it blew all projections out of the water.
If it surpasses 448,000, it will earn the largest debut for a digital song by a woman in history. Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” holds the current feat among female acts, when it launched at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Songs chart with 448,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Meanwhile, on today’s new Billboard Hot 100 chart, the song makes a, well, Swift start, debuting at No. 72 after less than two days in release. The full Hot 100 chart will refresh on Billboard.com on Thursday, Aug. 16.
It arrives after being released to digital retailers and radio only late Monday (Aug. 13), with its first two days of airplay accounting for a No. 25 start on Radio Songs (40 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS). As previously reported, that’s the best bow for a new song by a country act in the Radio Songs chart’s 21-year history.
The song should make a dramatic jump towards the top of next week’s Hot 100 after logging a full first week of sales and airplay.
carly rae jepsen is older than lady gaga
let that sink in
Getty ImagesIn a world of hyperproduced music and flamboyant pop stars like Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, there lies one young singer from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania (population 10,000) who bucks the trend. Her name’s Taylor Swift, and while she’s not known for her flash, she certainly has a knack for raking in the cash.
Without having to shoot fireworks from her breasts or dress herself in meat, Swift has quietly made a fortune. The 22-year-old recently landed atop Forbes’ annual Highest-Paid Celebrities Under 30 list after earning a reported $57 million between May 2011 and May 2012.
According to prominent Hollywood publicist Michael Levine, whose firm represents 54 Grammy-winning artists, Swift’s ascent is rooted in history.
“There have always been artists that are ambassadors for the more primal dark sides of life. I’m thinking — in LA — the Doors and the Rolling Stones, perhaps. Then there were artists who represented the bright, sunny side of life, like Donny and Marie Osmond.”
Is Swift merely the latest in a long line of sweet, innocent pop stars? Levine believes so. He sees Gaga as “the current queen of rebellion and outlaw behavior, and [Swift] as an ambassador” of optimism, brightness, and other positive words you’ll probably hear Bob Costas say during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Swift’s success is directly linked to her unique crossover appeal. By mastering the country-pop sound, the singer has been able to turn acoustic love songs into Top 40 hits. Just as Mumford & Sons created folk-based singles that wound up dominating rock radio playlists, Swift has developed a sound that a farm girl in rural Oklahoma and a hairstylist in Manhattan can find equally entertaining.
By going mainstream, the artist has also won over your parents. And believe it or not, they actually listen to music too. “Swift is a country/pop singer and her appeal is probably greater to adult audiences than is Gaga’s or Perry’s,” says Elayne Rapping, a professor emerita of media studies at the University of Buffalo. “So she is hitting a broader demographic.” Which brings us to…
The Power of the Parent
Not only do parents buy music for themselves, but in many cases, they’re the ones purchasing their children’s tunes too. As much as we respect Perry and Gaga, it’s not hard to envision why a mother might feel more comfortable getting her daughter Swift’s album. This is a girl who tweets pictures of kittens and Easter eggs, not shots of her squeezing her breast.
Brian Balthazar, a frequent panelist on CNN, VH1, and MSNBC, agrees. “Her fans are young enough that their parents are probably pulling the purse strings on not only the music purchases, but also concert tickets and merchandise. They may not all be so crazy about Lady Gaga or Katy Perry,” he says.
Swift didn’t become a mainstream superstar by simply churning out entertaining music. No, she did so by presenting the entire package. While there’s no denying her raw talent, it’s her ability to come across as “the girl next door” that helped shoot her to the top. In a nutshell, she’s relatable, which isn’t exactly something you can say of Gaga and Perry. Balthazar explains:
At just 22-years-old, Swift is a relative baby compared to Perry, 26, and Gaga, 27.
Though the pop star has plenty of time to develop a new image and sound, we don’t believe she’ll change her ways anytime soon. And neither does Levine. Just as he doesn’t expect to see Gaga “perform with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir anytime soon,” he also doesn’t envision Swift making a “music video with Marilyn Manson.” (Though we’re confident the latter would turn out awesome.)
With millions in the bank and six Grammy wins to her name, Swift could afford to retire today. Alternatively, she could start a Def Leppard cover band, or become the next Bachelorette and make out with tons of dudes on primetime TV. But we strongly doubt it. After all, this star doesn’t have a need for flash. She just likes strumming her guitar, singing her heart out, and making cash.
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Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, lady gaga? What is going on!?
Lady A Talks about The Grammys, How they thought Taylor or Jason might win and how Miranda brought Lady Gaga drinks all night!! lMAO!! OWN THE GRAMMY!!!
p.s. i feel like i was at their meet and greet after watching :)
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We are still so excited and surprised about our GRAMMY Award this past weekend! Our Valentine’s Day show in Salt Lake City was the perfect way to chat with our fans about it and celebrate!
LMAO so @miranda_lambert and @ladygaga are friends now lol
its like a rainbow of hair lol
SNL lady gaga is my fav lol
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