Only 21 years old and easily one of the most successful stars in music, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Taylor Swift[/lastfm] continues her dominance by having the most singles downloaded since her amazing career started!
[photogallerylink id=39852]She was named the top-selling digital singles artist of any genre by raking in 22.5 million single downloads over her career. Lady Gaga followed up Taylor with 20 million, then Rihanna with 19 million and the Black Eyed Peas with 17.5 million. Even with those other artists trailing so close Taylor already has locked down the honor of “the artist with the most digital downloads for the first decade of the new millennium”! This in itself is an impressive feat figuring her debut album didn’t drop until 2006! She also finished 2010 as one of the richest … she sold more than 4 million albums in the year alone!
[photogallerylink id=44196]“[I have] a five-minute conversation with myself about if a [sales] number really defines this piece of art that I’ve created and what that means, and what the number’s going to be,” she tells Billboard. “I try to predict what it’s going to be, and then I realize that I can’t predict what it’s going to be, and then I sit there and say something to myself like, ‘Well, you’re happy today. Enjoy this and be proud of the music that you’ve made.’”
Taylor brings her Speak Now Tour to Tampa on November 12th!