Taylor Swift's pop-rock makeover with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" has become a runaway late-summer hit. The single, in just three weeks of availability for purchase, has sold more than 1 million downloads.
With another 253,000 downloads purchased over the last week, the single has sold almost 1.2 million digital copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. Swift's latest is the top-selling digital single in the States this week, easily holding court over Maroon 5's "One More Night," the latter of which sold 193,000 copies and also just cracked the million download threshold. By comparison, Adam Levine's band took 11 weeks to hit the mark.
Swift, who wears her country background as an accessory in the kiss-off hit, was nominated Wednesday morning for entertainer of the year for the 46th CMA Awards, to be held Nov. 1. The young star has already won the honor twice and will compete this year with Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is the first single from her fourth album, “Red,” due Oct. 22.
In a slow sales week, Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" is the dominating story. No album this week sold more than 100,000 copies, and leading the chart is TobyMac's "Eye On It," which is No. 1 with just 69,000 copies sold.