In the midst of celebrating the early success of International Superstar Taylor Swift’s fourth studio album, RED, Big Machine Records remembers the beginning. Exactly six years ago today, the then-newly-formed label released Swift’s debut album, TAYLOR SWIFT, which is now 5X Platinum for over five million copies sold in the United States alone. All singles released from her debut album achieved Top 5 status at Country Radio, including the number one singles “Our Song” And “Should’ve Said No.”
Since then, history has been made with record-breaking sales, unique media appearances, adventurous performances, countless accolades and the flawless transition of a fearless fourteen-year-old girl with a dream to a vibrant twenty-two-year-old woman.
“It’s amazing… as Taylor continues this incredible trek introducing RED to the world, today we stand back for a moment to acknowledge the anniversary of her debut album. That album set the stage for what has become one of the most successful and important bodies of work to be created in the last 30 years. So, to Taylor, on behalf of everyone at Big Machine Records we salute you and sincerely thank you for your incredible artistry, ambition, dedication, drive, sense of humor, and, well, you! In burning red…” said Big Machine Label Group President & CEO Scott Borchetta.
The album’s first single, “Tim McGraw,” has been certified Platinum and has garnered over 20 million views. Watch here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/taylor-swift/tim-mcgraw/USCJY0603010.