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Taylor Swift Spends Third Consecutive Week at #1 & Opens 55th Annual Grammy Awards

February 5, 2013

Six-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift this week spends her third consecutive week at #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart with “I Knew You Were Trouble.”, from her 5+ million-selling current album RED. “Trouble” is also at #4* and climbing Billboard’s Hot AC Chart.

A worldwide smash, “Trouble” reached #1 this week in the UK, where Taylor’s album RED was just certified Platinum. “Trouble” has also reached #1 on the radio airplay charts in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Denmark, and is Top 10 in countries spanning four continents. “Trouble” has been certified 4X Platinum in New Zealand, 3X Platinum in the U.S. and Canada, and is Platinum or Gold in South Africa, the UK, Norway and Ireland. Released on Big Machine Records, RED has been certified 4X Platinum in the U.S. for sales in excess of 4 million albums, and has worldwide sales topping 5.4 million.

At Country radio, “Begin Again” is at #8* and climbing Billboard’s Top 10, with more than 26 million audience impressions this week alone. “Begin Again” is at #1 on the Great American Country Top 20 Video Countdown, is at #3 at CMT, and is Top 10 at radio in Australia and Canada.

Taylor has landed the coveted show-opening performance slot on this Sunday’s 55th Annual Grammy Awards, airing on CBS at 8 p.m. ET / PT. Taylor is nominated for three awards, including Record of the Year for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

Taylor was just in Europe last week for performances on the NRJ Music Awards in France and the 40 Principales Awards in Spain, where she took home the Best International Artist trophy.

Due to high fan demand, Taylor continues to add shows to her upcoming RED Tour, which kicks off on March 13th in Omaha, Nebraska. The RED Tour will now include 13 stadium stops, for a total of 66 shows in 47 cities in 29 states and 3 provinces in 2013. A complete listing of tour dates, including future onsale information, is available at

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