Taylor Swift No. 1 on iTunes

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Taylor Swift photo courtesy by Melinda Norris, courtesy of Big Machine Records.


December 19, 2007 — Taylor Swift, the first country star of the MySpace generation, reached another digital milestone this week when her hit single "Teardrops on My Guitar" was named iTunes' No. 1 country song for 2007.

In addition, iTunes's Best of 2007 Editor's Choice lists names Taylor Best New Country Artist. Taylor, who celebrated her 18th birthday just last week, is also consistently the most popular country artist on MySpace, averaging 100,000 music streams a day on the site. Her total MySpace streams have surpassed 31 million.

This week marked Taylor's biggest sales week to date at retail, with fans snapping up an incredible 98,820 copies of her debut CD. She ranks No. 4 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and No. 9 on Billboard's all-genre Top 200 Albums chart more than a year after her album was released.

Taylor's current single, "Our Song," which she wrote by herself, is in its second week at No. 1 on the country radio charts; Taylor is now the youngest person to single-handedly write and sing a No. 1 country single entirely on her own.