Wow – Taylor Swift has achieved a lot.
It’s not been five years (just about) since Taylor first came on the country scene with Tim McGraw in 2006. Since that time she’s accomplished as much as many of her contemporaries. She’s been leading the way in record sales in an industry struggling to sell music.
In her first five years on the charts Taylor Swift has 14 million album units certified by the RIAA.
How does that compare to other country artists you ask?
Well I thought I’d dig into the RIAA Vault and find out. Taylor’s numbers stack up well against some of the big artists that came before her and artists out today. I took just a small sampling of some of the big time country stars to compare with Taylor.
Here were the results…
Taylor Swift – The First Five Years
- Yes, different eras
- Taylor is doing something impressive
- Carrie Underwood and Taylor are in a tight race
- Garth Brooks was and is crazy popular
- We can check in at 10 years and compare again