March 11, 2013


The Recording Industry of America has named seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift their top-selling Digital Singles Artist, according to statistics released last week. With 39.5 million singles sales certified to date by the RIAA, Taylor is at #1 on their Top Artists list.
Taylor holds the record for the biggest digital sales week ever for a song by a woman, and for the second-largest song sales week overall. She has had singles top both the country and pop radio charts around the globe, and has thus far scored 13 #1 singles across multiple radio formats.
Taylor will release the music video for “22,” the third pop single from her 5 million plus-selling album RED, this Wednesday, March 13th. ABC’s “Good Morning America” will air an exclusive 30-second preview of the video, along with a brief intro from Taylor, on Wednesday morning’s broadcast, and the full video will premiere on www.abcnews.com and http://gma.yahoo.com/ at 8:30 a.m. ET. Big Machine Records will release the video to all outlets at 11:30 a.m. ET on the 13th.
 “22” is the fourth single from RED -- the disc’s previous singles (“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” “Begin Again,” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.”) all reached #1.  Filmed last month in Malibu, and directed by Anthony Mandler, “22” features a cast of Taylor’s real-life friends.
Taylor kicks off her highly anticipated The RED Tour this week with sold-out shows in Omaha, Nebraska on March 13th and 14th. The North American portion of The RED Tour will play 66 shows (including 13 stadium stops) in 47 cities in 29 states and 3 provinces spanning 6 months in 2013.
Taylor has five nominations for next month’s 48th Academy of Country Music Awards – Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year (for RED – Taylor is nominated as both artist and producer), and Video of the Year (for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”). The ACM Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, April 7th.