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Taylor Swift breaks Billboard record with ninth week at top of charts

Posted by Rachel Raczka  December 10, 2012 04:06 PM

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Grammy winner Taylor Swift broke a 48-year-old Billboard record for the most weeks at the top of the Country Songs chart by a female artist with her single, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." The former record holder was Connie Smith for her 1964 hit "Once A Day," which stayed at the top for eight weeks. Swift marked her ninth week at number one this past weekend, following the Wednesday announcement of her Grammy nomination for Record of the Year for the same song. The country-pop star released the lead single from Red in August, following the full release of her fourth studio album in late October.

Swift will debut her 23d music video for her third single from Red on MTV Dec. 13. The "I Knew You Were Trouble" drop will coincide with her own 23d birthday.

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