Swift’s Record Breaking Chart Run

taylor_swift_13557Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut album broke the record this week as the longest charting album of the decade on the Billboard Top 200. Released in October 2006, the album is spending its 157th week on the all-genre chart, surpassing the previous record held by Nickelback.

Her more recent quadruple-platinum album Fearless has spent more weeks at No. 1 on the same chart than any other album this decade. Big Machine Records released the Platinum edition of Fearless last week, including a CD and DVD.

Tonight (11/2) Swift appears on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, then on Sat., Nov. 7 she is set to host Saturday Night Live, and serve as the show’s musical guest. Only a small number of artists have pulled double duty on the show, including Justin Timberlake, Sting and Janet Jackson.

She is nominated for four CMA Awards at the show on Nov. 11, and is the youngest artist ever nominated for Entertainer of the Year.

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