Taylor Swift has now sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. She was awarded with a plaque commemorating the milestone during a special event backstage at London’s O2 Arena, just before she performed for a sold-out crowd. The 20 million-plus is the combined total of full album sales around the world of her albums Taylor Swift, Fearless, Speak Now, Taylor Swift Holiday Collection, and Beautiful Eyes (Walmart-exclusive). Taylor also has more than 33 million digital downloads, making her the top-selling digital artist in history. Here’s a video of her receiving the plaque:
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Last night’s show in London marked the end of the overseas leg of Taylor’s Speak Now World Tour, which kicked off February 9 in Singapore. The North American leg kicks off May 27 with two sold-out shows at Omaha’s Qwest Center. Taylor just added 16 dates to her tour and it will now wrap with two shows at Madison Square Garden just before Thanksgiving. By year’s end, Taylor will have headlined 97 stadiums and arenas around the world this year.
The next place fans can catch Taylor is Sunday on the Academy of Country Music Awards, where she is nominated for four awards and scheduled to perform. Earlier this week the ACM announced that Taylor will receive the Academy of Country Music’s Jim Reeves International Award for her contributions to the acceptance of country music throughout the world. Time magazine also named her Twitter feed, @taylorswift13, one of their 140 Best Twitter Feeds.
While you wait for Taylor’s North American tour to kick off, why not check out photos from the overseas leg? Head over to Taylor’s photo gallery to see them now! You can also click HERE to see all of Taylor’s music videos and exclusive GAC interviews!