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Taylor Swift sets a record

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Taylor Swift has set a record for the biggest digital sales week ever for a song by a woman and the second biggest overall.

According to Nielsen SoundScan, Taylor’s latest single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” sold 623,000 in the week ending August 19.  It debuted at number one on Billboard’s Digital Songs Chart.

Taylor’s best previous sales week was January, 2009 when her song “Love Story” sold 360,000 copies.

According to Billboard, here’s a list of the biggest selling digital singles.

636,000, “Right Round,” Flo Rida, Feb. 28, 2009 
623,000, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Taylor Swift, Sept. 1, 2012 
610,000, “TiK ToK,” Ke$ha, Jan. 9, 2010 
559,000, “Grenade,” Bruno Mars, Jan. 8, 2011 
542,000, “Somebody That I Used To Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra, April 28, 2012 
521,000, “Boyfriend,” Justin Bieber, April 14, 2012 
509,000, “Born This Way,” Lady Gaga, March 5, 2011 
509,000, “Firework,” Katy Perry, Jan. 8, 2011 
493,000, “Payphone,” Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa, May 5, 2012 
467,000, “Low,” Flo Rida, Jan. 12, 2008

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