3 March 2020
U.S. singer-songwriter Taylor Swift was named best selling recording artist of 2019 on Monday by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). This is the second time Swift has received the accolade, the first time being in 2014. Swift released her latest music video for single "The Man" which she directed, wrote and starred in - as a man, last Thursday. "Lover", Swift's seventh record released in August 2019, reached three million album-equivalent sales globally in its first week of release, according to the IFPI.
The IFPI measures sales by combining data from streaming channels, digital and physical album and singles sales worldwide. It is weighted based on the relative value of each method of consumption. The 10-time Grammy winner, who premiered her documentary "Taylor Swift: Miss Americana" at Sundance Film Festival in January, will be headlining Glastonbury Festival in June.
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