Buzz Bites (8/22/12): Taylor Swift Officially Sets Female Digital Sales Record

Taylor Swift sets a new sales record for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

+ As was speculated after Taylor Swift released “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” the song has officially set a record for most digital sales in a week by a woman. It’s also the second largest overall, next to Flo Rida‘s “Right Round.” (Billboard)

+ Last night the interwebs exploded with news that Avril Lavigne and Nickelback‘s Chad Kroeger are engaged. Also, THEY’VE BEEN DATING FOR SIX MONTHS. Internet, how did you not reveal this sooner? #chadvril (MTV News)

+ But more things happened last night! Like the VH1 Do Something Awards! Check out all of the do-gooders who were honored! (VH1)

+ Alright already, we’re going to need a flow chart to keep track of all the supposed “American Idol” judge candidates. The week started with a possible Nicki Minaj confirmation. Now, there’s talk that Kanye West may also be a judge. (RapFix)

+ We’re really stoked about Taylor Swift, Pink and Alicia Keys rocking the 2012 MTV VMAs stage on Sept. 6. Special bonus for us: all three have been tapped for VH1′s “Storytellers.” Taylor appears Nov. 11, Alicia’s episode airs Nov. 12 and Pink’s on Nov. 13. (MTV News)

+ Check out Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber‘s commercial for “Fashion Night Out,” which takes place worldwide on Sept. 6. The pair are wearing “FNO” shirts, which will be sold that night and benefit New York City AIDS Fund. (Just Jared)

+ Hey Barbz, what do you think of Nicki Minaj’s perfume bottle for her forthcoming fragrance, Pink Friday? Check it out, it’s a bust of Nicki with a gold face and white top, complete with pink hair and a Nicki Minaj necklace. (Rap-Up)

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