Fearless was first released in the U.S on November 11, 2008. The album was then released in Australia on November 15, 2008, followed by the UK and New Zealand on March 9, 2009. The album was also released in Spain and Brazil in March, 2009.
Fearless was the first album since Santana's Supernatural to top the Billboard 200 for eleven non-consecutive weeks. It spent seven consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard 200, the most weeks since Weathered by Creed in 2001-2002. It was also the first album by a female artist in country music history to log more than seven weeks at number one on the chart and the seventh longest-running number-one album by a female artist in Billboard 200 history. Its lead single "Love Story" reached number one on both the Canadian and US country charts, and 6 singles were top 20 hits. Swift solely wrote 7 out of the 13 songs on the album and co-wrote the remaining 6 tracks. The album won Album of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2009.