May 30, 2016  

Taylor Swift Replaces Britney Spears in Download Record

January 28, 2010 (9:24 am) GMT
After Britney Spears' 'Womanizer' broke record as the most downloaded track, she has to let go the title to Taylor Swift whose 'Today Was a Fairytale' is picked up 39,000 more than Spears'.

has shattered ' first-week download record after fans raced to get hold of her new single "Today Was a Fairytale". The country music sensation now holds the record for the best download debut by a female artist after the new song was picked up 325,000 times in the past week - 39,000 more than Spears' "Womanizer" in 2008.

Billboard chart compilers at Nielsen SoundScan have confirmed the tune from the singer's new film "" will be Swift's first number one on the Digital Songs countdown; it will also debut at two on the Billboard Hot 100. Both charts will officially be released on Thursday, January 28.

's "Tik Tok" is the only song that stands in the way of a Swift number one debut. The dance track will claim a sixth successive week at the top. The record for the biggest opening week belongs to the , who debuted "Boom Boom Pow" in April 2009 with 465,000 downloads.

The track went on to spend 12 weeks at the top of the U.S. pop charts. It has also been a good week for downloaded tracks performed at 's Hope For Haiti Now telethon on Friday night, January 22 - Billboard.com reports 334,000 downloads have been registered in less than two days of availability.

, , and 's "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)" was the event's biggest hit with 131,000, while and Matt Morris' cover of 's "Hallelujah" comes in second.

More Taylor Swift News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Chris Brown Sued for Allegedly Stealing a Fan's Hat at Concert
  2. Listen to Previews of Justin Bieber's Remix of Drake's 'One Dance'
  3. Take a Look at Ciara's Exotic Vacation in Mexico With Russell Wilson and Son Future
  4. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Daughter Impressed With His Tattoo
  5. Artist of the Week: Fifth Harmony
  6. Johnny Depp Is 'Blackmailed' by 'Manipulative' Amber Heard, Says Friend Doug Stanhope
  7. Kim Kardashian Shows Off Her Curves in Cleavage-Baring Dress During Lunch With Kanye West
  8. 'Game of Thrones' 6.07 Preview: More Unexpected Returns