Taylor Swift Earns First Billboard # 1 Single, Creates History With First Week Digital Sales!

I couldn’t be happier. No, really. Not that I’m a Taylor Swift fanatic or something, I enjoy what she does. The thing is ANYTHING sounds better than that ridiculous ‘Whistle‘ by Flo Rida that had occupied the penthouse of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart last week. And what a dethroning ceremony we have here! The mighty Taylor Swift – armed with her brand new single ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together‘ – rises a massive 71 places to # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, thus earning the Country-Pop chanteuse her first ever # 1 hit! The reason for this incredible feat? An astounding 623,000 digital singles sold in its first week of release – thus making it the highest first week digital sales EVER by a female vocalist, overtaking Ke$ha’s ‘Tik Tok‘ – and among all acts, coincidentally just behind the artist who Taylor bumped off the # 1 spot this week, Flo Rida with ‘Right Round‘ which boasts of 636,000 digital singles in first week sales. The new single previews Swift’s fourth studio album ‘Red‘, due October 22nd.

Over at the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, Rapper 2 Chainz bows at # 1 with his d├ębut set, ‘Based On A T.R.U. Story‘, selling over 147,000 units in the US this week. 2 Chainz also occupies the penthouse of the R’n’B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart for a second week with his single ‘No Lie‘ featuring Drake.

The Billboard Top 10 Singles this week are :

1. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift

2. Whistle – Flo Rida

3. Lights – Ellie Goulding

4. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

5. Wide Awake – Katy Perry

6. Some Nights – Fun.

7. Payphone – Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

8. As Long As You Love Me – Justin Bieber feat. Big Sean

9. One More Night – Maroon 5

10. Titanium – David Guetta feat. Sia

The Billboard Top 10 Albums this week are :

1. Based On A T.R.U. Story – 2 Chainz

2. Now 43 – Various

3. God Forgives, I Don’t – Rick Ross

4. Mighty Death Pop – Insane Clown Posse

5. Overexposed – Maroon 5

6. Believe – Justin Bieber

7. Up All Night – One Direction

8. 21 – Adele

9. Uncaged – Zac Brown Band

10. Southern Air – Yellowcard