Taylor Swift, the first Country artist in the 16-year history of the Nielsen BDS chart to have a single reach #1 on the Pop chart, this week scored her 4th #1 Country single. â€œWhite Horse,â€ from Taylorâ€™s triple-platinum Big Machine Records sophomore album Fearless, claims the #1 spot atop the USA Today/Country Aircheck chart (powered by Mediabase), reaching a radio audience of more than 34 million listeners this week alone. Taylorâ€™s run of #1s began in 2007 when â€œOur Songâ€ spent 6 weeks at #1. Also this week, Taylor surpassed the 200 million mark for music streams on MySpace.
Taylor will appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for a performance and interview this Thursday, April 2nd. Taylor will perform a special outdoor set as part of the Tonight Showâ€™s Concert Series. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno airs nationwide on NBC at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Taylor will take the stage live at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5th, for a very special performance on the Academy of Country Music Awards telecast. The ACM Awards air live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/delayed PT. Taylor is nominated for Album of the Year (nominated as both artist and producer), Top Female Vocalist and Video of the Year.
While on the West Coast this week, Taylor will attend the premiere of â€œHannah Montana: The Movie.â€ Taylor makes a cameo appearance in the film, performing her original song â€œCrazier.â€ She also contributed the song â€œYouâ€™ll Always Find Your Way Back Homeâ€ (performed by Hannah Montana) to the film and soundtrack.
Look for Taylor on the cover of the May issue of Seventeen magazine, on newsstands April 7th. This is Taylorâ€™s second Seventeen cover, her first was exactly a year ago â€“ the magazineâ€™s May, 2008 issue. Taylor is featured on the cover of the April issue of Allure, on newsstands now.
Taylor recently returned from a series of sold-out tour dates in Australia, where her Fearless album was recently certified Platinum. Fearless is currently Triple-Platinum in the US, has topped Billboardâ€™s Top 200 Albums all-genre sales chart for 11 weeks, and is currently in its 18th week at #1 on the Country Albums Chart. Fearless is Gold in the UK, New Zealand and Norway. Taylor is the #1 best-seller in Australia and the Asia Pacific region, and she holds the #1 position atop the radio airplay charts in the UK, New Zealand, Asia and Australia.
Taylor kicks off her first-ever headlining tour, the TAYLOR SWIFT FEARLESS 2009 TOUR, on April 23rd in Evansville, Indiana. The tour runs through October, and all shows that have been put on sale have sold out within minutes, including an August show at New Yorkâ€™s Madison Square Garden which recently sold out in one minute.
Tour information will be continually updated on www.taylorswift.com