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Taylor Swift prepares for the release of 'Red'

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Taylor Swift.
Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift is on a whole other level right now. The singer-songwriter is preparing for the release of her latest (and by all indications, biggest) album Red, by unleashing a record-breaking run of music ahead of its official release.

Lead single 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' sold 623,000 digital singles in the US its first week, officially becoming the biggest selling single by a female artist of all time, beating Ke$ha's previous record and barely missing Flo Rida's 'Right Round' overall record of 636,000.

'WANEGBT' sold almost double the number of her previous best-selling song, 'Love Story', which debuted with 360,000 copies in the first week of its release.

'WANEGBT' became the longest running country song to occupy the #1 spot in the US singles chart since Kenny Rogers 'Lady' in 1980.

'Begin Again' became Taylor's first ever Billboard Digital Song Chart #1, which debuted with 299,000, forcing PSY's 'Gangnam Style' into 2nd place.

The first 4 songs from Red have all impacted hugely, with 'WANEGBT' reaching #1, 'Red' and 'Begin Again' reaching #6 and #7 respectively, and the latest song 'I Knew You Were Trouble' expected to reach the same heights.

The emotional one-off charity single 'Ronan' also reached #16 on the Billboard charts.

All four songs also set New Zealand's hearts racing, with each song reaching #1 on iTunes singles charts, as well as all charting in the official Top 40 chart. Taylor currently has 3 songs in the NZ Top 40 singles chart.

Red is out October 23rd, and with the inventive 'complete my album' deal, every fan who has already downloaded the pre-release songs will not have to pay for them again when the full album is released.


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