"I don't know how it gets better than this. You take my hand and drag me headfirst, fearless."

Yes, 20-year-old pop star Taylor Swift is the top-selling digital artist in history with over 24.3 million tracks sold thus far, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Fearless is also the top-selling album of 2009 (the second year in a row), and her self-titled debut album has remained on the Billboard charts for longer than any other album this century.

Congratulations, Taylor! Fearless was one of my favorite albums of 2008. I found the songs to be wonderful snapshots of a young girl’s growth into womanhood, and apparently I wasn’t the only one. That, or she’s just really marketable. Well, either way, I’m really happy with her and anxiously await her next album (hopefully within the next year).