It was a huge week for Taylor Swift as she premiered her new single "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and her fourth album "Red" which is due out in October. The country singer has ROARED onto Billboard's Hot 100 nabbing her very first number one single.
The song snatched well over 623,000 downloads within the first week of it's release, making it the highest first week digital sales of any female artist. It hit number on on iTunes in over 20 countries and it will be announced as the number one song in America come Thursday. Peep the report below.
"Never," the lead single from Swift's fourth studio album, Red, due Oct. 22 on Big Machine Records, soars to No. 1 on the Hot 100 fueled by a record 623,000 downloads sold in its first week, according to SoundScan.
The sum marks the highest one-week digital sales total by a female artist and is second among all acts only to Flo Rida's "Right Round," which sold 636,000 the week of Feb. 28, 2009, also its debut frame. "Never" instantly becomes Swift's fourth No. 1 on the Hot Digital Songs chart.SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter
I already knew this was going to be her biggest hit. I mean, I've never actually listened to a Taylor Swift song until this one. If I liked it, god knows how many other people liked it. 623,000 copies? People would kill for those numbers and yet, they just fell into her lap.
The song is beyond great. Everything about it screams hit single. Now that she has her first number one single under her belt, what's next? While we have to wait a few more weeks for the video, I'm sure performances are about to be booked with full force.
She's set a new record, lets see your favs beat that! Congratulations Taylor....now it's time for us to celebrate and rejoice.