Taylor got her first number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together!” It had 623,000 downloads last week, the highest amount for a female artist in a single week! Congratulations, Taylor!
One of the only elusive honors in Taylor Swift’s enviable career is a reality at last, as the country/pop superstar scores her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” blasts from No. 72 to the summit in its second week.
Swift had claimed accolades including Billboard’s Woman of the Year (2011) and No. 1s on the Billboard 200, Hot Digital Songs, Hot 100 Airplay, Mainstream Top 40, Hot Country Songs and Top Country Albums charts, among others. She’s sold 17.8 million albums in the U.S. and 50 million downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan, since arriving with her self-titled debut album and introductory single, “Tim McGraw,” six years ago.