December 9, 2012
Taylor Swift Lands New Country Music Award
Taylor Swift has scored another chart record in the United States after landing a ninth week at the top of the Hot Country Songs countdown.
Her hit We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together has become the chart's longest-running number one for a female artist, toppling Connie Smith's eight-week feat, which has stood since 1964, when she hit the top spot with Once a Day.
Swift's reign began in October when Billboard executives relaxed their rules on digital download sales and streaming data from websites like Spotify and Rhapsody in addition to radio airplay.
The Love Story singer still has some way to go to challenge the chart's overall number one record holder. Buck Owens spent 16 weeks at number one in 1963 and 1964 with Love's Gonna Live Here.