Taylor Swift has surpassed the 20 MILLION milestone for album sales, it was announced last night just prior to her wrapping the overseas portion of her SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011 with a sold-out show at London’s O2 Arena. Taylor has sold 10 million albums in the last 18 months – she reached the 10 Million albums sold mark in September of 2009. Big Machine Records and Universal Music International executives presented Taylor with a plaque commemorating the achievement at a special backstage event at the O2.
The 20 Million number represents actual full albums sold – in addition, Taylor has sold over 33 million paid song downloads, making her the top-selling digital artist in music history.
20 Million + is the worldwide combined sales total for her three Big Machine Records studio albums: Taylor Swift (released in 2006), Fearless (2008), and Speak Now (October, 2010), plus The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection and Beautiful Eyes (a Walmart-only release). Taylor has earned Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum album sales certifications in 18 countries spanning 5 continents.