For the second time, Taylor Swift becomes top-selling and most-played artist by Billboard. The country music singer was previously named top-selling artist in 2008, and titled most-played artist the following year during which her 2008 album "Fearless" scored U.S. biggest-selling CD of the year.
Swift is now named top-selling artist with over 4.4 million albums sold in 2010, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Speak Now" which finished third on the 2010 U.S. highest-selling albums contributes to the sale number with 2.96 million copies. In becoming the most-played artist of the year meanwhile, the 21-year-old cutie tops Billboard's annual all-genre Artist Airplay chart with more than 1.128 million airplay throughout 2010.
On top of those impressive achievements, Taylor Swift scores another accolade as she hits over 34 million tracks sold to date. She is named the top selling digital artist in music history, again holding the #1 position atop Billboard's chart of Top Selling Digital Artists. Also, Taylor has sold more than 4 million albums each year for three consecutive years, and becomes the only artist to do so in the last three years.
This announcement comes on the heels of her Favorite Country Artist win at the recent People's Choice Awards. She beat Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Rascal Flatts and was presented the trophy by Elton John. "To the fans," she said. "This award coming from you is such a showing of love and I want to thank you so much for always being people I can count on!"