Radio playlists sweet on Swift

Country-pop singer's songs leads artists in spins

Taylor Swift’s teen-friendly brand of country-pop made her the most played artist on U.S. radio in 2009, according to figures from Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems.

Swift garnered nearly 1.3 million spins last year, the monitoring service said. The vocalist was trailed by Beyonce, who accounted for 1.1 million spins, followed by the Black Eyed Peas (923,000 spins), Toby Keith (888,000 spins) and Nickelback (864,000).

Swift’s “You Belong to Me” (465,000 spins) and “Love Story” (413,000) were the most played songs of the year. Closing out the top five were the Fray’s “You Found Me” (413,000 spins), Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody” (383,000) and the Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow.”

Swift also ruled on the Web, toting up 46.1 million Internet streams; Beyonce was again second best, with nearly 43 million streams. “You Belong to Me” was the most streamed tune online, collecting 10.6 million listeners.

Beyonce trumped Swift on the video side: Her clip for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” was viewed nearly 3.3 million times, besting Swift’s video for “Love Story,” second with 2.2 million streams.

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