Popstar of the Year: Taylor Swift
It is hard to imagine how Taylor Swift could top the success of her self-titled debut album back in 2006, which has gone on to become a triple-platinum having sold more than 3.5 million copies in the US!
However, 2010 saw her break even more milestones and continue to solidify her position as one of the biggest artists in the popular music scene for years, and she’s still only 19!
Taylor started the year by releasing the single Today Was a Fairytale, which reached number two in the US charts, making it her sixth Top 10 and 23rd Top 40 single in America!
It also sold more than 325,000 in its first week, which meant Taylor broke the record for first week download sales by a female artist.
In October Taylor Swift also released her third album Speak Now. As may be expected with Taylor Swift now, it skyrocketed to number one in the US album charts, selling over 1 million copies in its first week and went on to be another triple platinum record!
Speak Now also demonstrated Taylor’s rapid popularity worldwide, with the album getting in the top 40 in 19 different countries and the top 10 in 9 countries. In the UK, the album reached number six.
2010 has also seen Taylor Swift prove herself as a budding actress too, making her feature-film acting debut in the successful film Valentine’s Day starring alongside everyone’s favourite werewolf from the Twilight series, Taylor Lautner!
So do you think Taylor Swift deserves to be crowned Popstar of the Year? Let us know!
In the meantime, here’s one of her many iconic songs, Love Story.