TAYLOR IS FIRST ARTIST SINCE THE BEATLES TO SPEND SIX WEEKS OR MORE AT #1 WITH THREE CONSECUTIVE STUDIO ALBUMS
Six-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift this week reaches #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart with “I Knew You Were Trouble.”, from her 5+ million-selling current album RED. Released on Big Machine Records, RED has been certified 4X Platinum in the U.S. for sales in excess of 4 million albums, and the disc’s worldwide sales total is now past 5.4 million. The single “I Knew You Were Trouble.” has sold over 3 million copies in the U.S. alone, has topped the iTunes all genres chart, and is a worldwide smash, already reaching #1 in Australia and New Zealand, and rapidly ascending Top 10 airplay charts around the globe in the UK, Canada, and territories in Europe, Asia and Africa. The pop success of “Trouble” follows Taylor’s recent Billboard Hot 100 #1 and 3X Platinum single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” another worldwide chart-topper and the lead single from RED. Taylor first topped Billboard’s pop charts in 2009, when ” Love Story ” became the first country crossover to land at #1 on CHR/Top 40 in the 16-year history of Billboard’s Nielsen BDS chart.