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Taylor Swift beats Lady Gaga's record for fastest-selling iTunes number one

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together storms to the top in less than an hour

By james_hurley 14/08/2012 10:29

Taylor Swift single
American country-pop singer Taylor Swift lived up to her name when her new single, the gloriously-titled We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, shot to the top of the iTunes chart in record time.


The 22 year-old premiered the song during a live webchat with fans yesterday.

When it was released to iTunes shortly afterwards, it beat the record set by Lady Gaga's Born This Way by taking the top spot in a reported 50 minutes.


Taylor also announced details of her forthcoming fourth album, Red, which will be released on October 22.


Speaking about the album's title during yesterday's webchat, she said: "All the different emotions that are written about on this album are all pretty much about the kind of tumultuous, crazy, insane, intense, semi-toxic relationships that I’ve experienced in the last two years. All those emotions — spanning from intense love, intense frustration, jealousy, confusion, all of that — in my mind, all those emotions are red. You know, there’s nothing in between. There’s nothing beige about any of those feelings."


@SororityProblem summed up the feelings of many a young female on Twitter with the words: "There's a new Taylor Swift album in October and suddenly everything is okay."

14/08/2012 12:27
you people have got to listen to this what a singer! so much better than rap crap

14/08/2012 16:06
Unfortunately not, since a glitch in the iTunes system released the song at 8 EST, three hours early, so it missed the record by 50 minutes.
20/08/2012 18:07
Congrats Taylor, but Smith III soon take you over, just listen to their song
14/08/2012 22:08
Thanks for your nice sharing....
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