2009 In Music: The Year We Started Selling on Etsy
Yahoo! Music announces that Taylor Swift's album Fearless and Flo Rida's single "Right Round" are the top-selling album and single, respectively, of the first half of the year. Lady Gaga becomes the first performer to have three songs from a debut album reach No. 1 on an American Billboard chart since Fergie. Paul McCartney performs three sold out concerts at Citi Field to open the stadium with opening act, The Script. This is because on August 15, 1965, The Beatles performed the first concert at Shea Stadium and McCartney joined Billy Joel on stage a year ago for the last concert there. Joel joined McCartney again on the first night. Beyoncé Knowles is named Woman of 2009 by Billboard. Michael Jackson's This Is It, featuring behind the scenes footage in the days before his death, is released. It enters the chart at No. 1, and becomes the best selling documentary of all time, raising over $250 million.