Taylor Swift's highly-anticipated sophomore CD arrives just over a month before her 19th birthday. Fearless contains 13 tracks, all written or co-written by Taylor.
''Fearless'' is the second studio album by American country pop artist Taylor Swift. Released on November 11, 2008, on Big Machine Records, the album debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. ''Billboard'' 200 and the Top Country Albums charts. The release sold 592,000 copies in the United States its first week-;the largest sum for a country album since Eagles' ''Long Road Out of Eden'' in November 2007. ''Fearless'' later became the first album to sell one million copies in 2009, and earned the title of top-selling album of 2009. As of February 11, 2010, the album has been certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA.
The album's lead single, "Love Story," was her first song to achieve commercial success outside of the United States. It reached No. 1 in Australia, No. 3 in New Zealand, and No. 2 in the United Kingdom. The album's third single, "You Belong with Me," became Swift's biggest domestic hit, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album itself topped the Billboard 200 for 11 non-consecutive weeks and topped the ''Billboard'' Top Country Albums for 35 non-consecutive weeks. The album was later re-released on October 26, 2009, as ''Fearless: Platinum Edition'' with six additional new songs.
At the 52nd Grammy Awards, ''Fearless'' won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and Best Country Album. Her Album of the Year win made her the youngest person ever at the age of 20 to receive that award, thereby eclipsing Alanis Morissette's win for ''Jagged Little Pill'' at the age of 21. ''Fearless'' was also the first album in history to win the American Music Award (AMA), Academy of Country Music Award (ACM), Country Music Association Award (CMA), and Grammy Award for Album of The Year in the same year. - Wikipedia
For a while, 18-year-old Swift was best known for her stalker-y anthem "Tim McGraw." The refreshingly candid young country artist (from MySpace: "Guys don’t ask me out because they know I’ll write songs about them") should in no way incur any sort of sophomore slump if the sweet plucking and earnest sentiment of "Love Story" is any indication of what she’s got up her sleeve.