Taylor Swift Claims First Ever US Billboard Hot 100 Number One With Record Sales

22 August 2012, 16:11 | Updated: 22 August 2012, 16:30

The country star's latest release 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' goes straight in at the top spot on the chart.

Taylor Swift has scored her first ever Billboard Hot 100 number one with her new single 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'.

The 'Love Story' star achieved the feat with digital sales of 623,000 in the first week making it the highest sales in a debut week for a female artist.

Flo Rida is the only artist with a greater record after he shifted 636,000 copies of his hit 'Right Round' back in February 2009.

The track is the first to be lifted from Taylor's forthcoming new album 'Red' which also features a collaboration with 'Lego House' star Ed Sheeran.

She had previously hit the number two spot with 2009's 'You Belong With Me' and 2010's 'Today Was A Fairytale'.

You can listen to Taylor Swift's new song 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' below:

Elsewhere on the US chart rundown, Flo Rida dips one place with 'Whistle' down to two and Ellie Goulding's 'Lights' also falling to number three.

Maroon 5 have two singles in the Hot 100 with 'Payphone' at seven and latest single 'One More Night' up to ninth.

The top ten is rounded off by David Guetta and Sia with 'Titanium' while Justin Bieber,  Fun, Carly Rae Jepsen and Katy Perry also make an appearance.

Meanwhile, Taylor Swift is set to perform her new song 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' at next month's MTV Video Music Awards 2012.