"Taylor Swift" Is Released
Her self-titled debut album Taylor Swift was released on October 24, 2006.
Swift wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the album, which debuted at number 19 on the Billboard 200 and sold 39,000 copies during its first week. It later peaked at number one at Billboard Top Country Albums and number five on the Billboard 200. It also spent eight consecutive weeks at the top of the Top Country Albums charts and remained at the top for 24 out of 91 weeks. The only other country artists this decade to achieve the number-one sales position for 20 weeks or more are The Dixie Chicks and Carrie Underwood. As of November 2008, Taylor Swift has sold over three million copies and 7.5 million single downloads.
Taylor Swift is the self-titled debut studio album by American country pop artist Taylor Swift. It was released on October 24, 2006 (see 2006 in country music) on Big Machine Records, and has produced five hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. The album received positive reviews, with about.com giving it five out of five stars.
The album peaked at #1 on the country albums charts (ultimately spending 23 non-consecutive weeks there), and #5 on the Billboard 200. On March 18, 2009, the album was certified 4x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and Platinum in Canada. The album has spawned 5 consecutive top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, making Swift the first solo female artist to score 5 top 10 hits from a debut album since the album chart was first published in 1964.
On the week ending March 15, 2009, it became the first album to top the 4 million mark since Josh Groban's Noël, which has sold 4,621,000 copies since its release in October 2007. However, Noël's is classified as a Holiday Album. In terms of Non-holiday Albums, it is the first album to top the 4 million mark since Daughtry's Daughtry, which has sold 5,000,000 copies since its release in November 2006. It's the first country album to top the 4 million mark since Rascal Flatts' Me And My Gang, which has sold 4,745,000 copies since its release in April 2006.
# Title Length
1. "Tim McGraw" 3:54
2. "Picture to Burn" 2:57
3. "Teardrops on My Guitar" 3:37
4. "A Place in This World" (Swift, Robert Ellis Orrall, Angelo Petraglia) 3:24
5. "Cold as You" 4:03
6. "The Outside" (Swift) 3:31
7. "Tied Together with a Smile" 4:13
8. "Stay Beautiful" 4:00
9. "Should've Said No" (Swift) 4:06
10. "Mary's Song (Oh My My My)" (Swift, Rose, Brian Dean Maher) 3:37
11. "Our Song" (Swift) 3:24