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Taylor Swift's new single beats Lady Gaga's BTW record

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Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2012, 17:10 [IST]

Taylor Swift beats Lady Gaga's record
Singer Taylor Swift, who has three studio albums and more than 20 singles, has topped the chart of Billboard Hot 100 with her new single 'Never Ever Getting Back Together', which was released on August 14. The lead single from Red has leaped from No. 72 to the summit of the chart in a week after its release.

Taylor Swift's previous singles 'You Belong With Me' (2009) and 'Today Was a Fairytale' (2010) had landed in No. 2 spot. 'Never Ever Getting Back Together' is her first single to top the Billboard chart. The elated singer took to Twitter to express her feelings. She tweeted, "#1 on Billboard's Hot 100!!?! This has been the most amazing week. I can't believe how incredible you guys are. (Jumping up and down)."

According to reports, 'Never Ever Getting Back Together' has registered 623,000 downloads in a week. Taylor Swift has set a new record in one-week digital sales. Her single has surpassed the record of Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' (BTW), which had 448,000 downloads in a week. Overall, it is the second best, while Flo Rida's 'Right Round' is highest seller with its 636,000 downloads in a week.

Taylor Swift's 'Never Ever Getting Back Together' is all about being sick and tired of having an on-and-off relationship with her unnamed musician boyfriend. She sings about calling it quits with him. The singer declines to reveal the name of the person she is talking about in the song, but maintains that he is a musician just like her.

Story first published:  Thursday, August 23, 2012, 17:02 [IST]
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