Taylor has been named the IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2014! Earlier today, she received the award during the rehearsal for The BRIT Awards in London. Congratulations, Taylor! Read the article below for more information and check out the pictures in our gallery!
Taylor Swift has been named the IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2014, receiving the annual award honouring the most popular recording artist across music downloads, streaming and physical format sales worldwide.
Taylor Swift released her fifth studio album, 1989, in October 2014 and it sold more than 1.2 million copies in its first week of release in the US alone, the highest debut sales week since Eminem’s The Eminem Show in 2002. 1989 also sold well worldwide, becoming a top five hit in Germany, Japan and the UK, the next largest recorded music markets. The album’s lead single, Shake It Off, was a top five hit in more than 20 countries, from Canada to Japan, and its accompanying video was viewed more than 350 million times on YouTube.