Taylor Swift Wins Big At The AMA's
Since the release of Red Swift's popularity has gone through the roof. The album has sold almost four million copies in the US alone, spawning her first Billboard Hot 100 number one single "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and the hugely popular "I Knew You Were Trouble." In its first week, Red sold 1.208 million copies, making it the highest weekly sales number in a decade, and earning Swift the distinction of being the first female artist to sell over a million copies in an album's first week of release twice, since SoundScan began tracking sales figures in 1991.
During the sold-out Red tour in the US, Swift would use a custom made Gibson Les Paul on stage when it was time to rock out. The red-bodied instrument, which lacks a pick-guard, is adorned with red crystals in various heart-shaped patterns, as well as black volume and tone controls. more on this story
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