Taylor Swift’s ‘Fairytale’ Continues Record-Breaking Streak
This one was set previously in 2008 by Britney Spears, for best first-week download sales by a female artist. Taylor's latest single, 'Today Was a Fairytale,' sold 325,000 copies, enough to debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Digital Songs chart and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The song also gives the singer the best Hot 100 start of her career and equals her highest-peaking position which she scored with 'You Belong with Me' in August of last year.
'Today Was a Fairytale' is from the upcoming film, 'Valentine's Day,' which features Taylor in her big-screen debut. The tune will also be included om the film's soundtrack. (Listen to it here.)
The song marks Taylor's first No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart. She came close in Nov. 2008, peaking at No. 2 with 'You're Not Sorry' and 'Jump Then Fall' exactly one year later. During Christmas week 2008 (on the Jan. 10, 2009 chart date). Taylor's 'Love Story' moved 360,000 downloads.