April 29, 2008 — -- Country music wunderkind Taylor Swift announced today on "Good Morning America" that her self-titled debut album has gone triple platinum.
"They told me … it's triple platinum. It's freaking me out. I'm so excited!" said Swift, who was featured as a "GMA" Breakout Artist in 2004.
Besides selling more than 3 million albums, the 18-year-old has a lot to be excited about. She's won a truckload of awards and recently appeared on the covers of Seventeen magazine, Rolling Stone and Blender.
Swift had her eye on fame from a young age, and she's hustled to achieve success. At 11, she went to all the Nashville labels to drop off CDs of herself singing to karaoke tracks.
Swift, who wrote the hit single "Our Song" for her ninth-grade talent show, is the first female solo artist in country music history to write or co-write every song on a triple-platinum record. The Nashville Songwriters Association International named her the 2007 songwriter/artist of the year.
The teen has received a slew of awards, including the prestigious CMA Horizon Award in 2007, and she was nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award in the all-genre Best New Artist category. To top it off, she's the No. 1 country artist on MySpace, with more than 45 million song streams.
Swift said she's not slowing down either. "I'm in the middle of my second album. It will out in the fall, and I'm touring with Rascal Flatts this summer," she told "GMA."