Swift Makes Billboard Hot 100 History

Swift Makes Billboard Hot 100 History

Swift Makes Billboard Hot 100 History
GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift will become the second female in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to debut multiple tracks in the top five during a calendar year as "Mine," the first single off her forthcoming Speak Now, will enter the chart at No. 3 tomorrow. Swift's "Today Was A Fairytale" debuted at No. 2 on Feb. 6. The only other female artist with multiple top five debuts is GRAMMY winner Mariah Carey, who opened at No. 1 with both "Fantasy" and "One Sweet Day," with Boyz II Men, in 1995. Overall album sales for the week ending Aug. 8 totaled 5.26 million units, down 13 percent from the comparable sales week last year. Year-to-date album sales are at 180.2 million, down 12 percent compared to the same period last year. (8/11)

WSA Announces Nominees For 2010 Awards
The World Soundtrack Academy announced nominees for its 2010 awards ceremony with GRAMMY-winning composer Hans Zimmer receiving two nods for Film Composer of the Year for Despicable Me, It's Complicated and Sherlock Holmes, and Best Original Film Score of the Year for Sherlock Holmes. GRAMMY winner James Horner also received two nods for the film score of Avatar and Best Original Song Written Directly For a Film for "I See You" from Avatar, performed by Leona Lewis and written with GRAMMY winners Simon Franglen and Kuk Harrell. Additional nominees included Ryan Bingham, T Bone Burnett, Paul McCartney, and Randy Newman. Winners will be announced at the World Soundtrack Awards 10th Anniversary Gala during the Ghent Film Festival Oct. 23 in Belgium. (8/11)