Katie Couric Chats Up Taylor Swift in NYC

Taylor Swift is doing double duty in the Big Apple this weekend!

Not one to miss out on an opporunity to promote her latest platinum-selling album, Fearless, country/pop singer Swift, 19, walked through clothing boutique Jeffery NY in Chelsea with CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric while being interviewed.

Her main reason for flying to Manhattan, though, is to perform on tonight’s episode of Saturday Night Live. She’s accompanied on her trip by her mother, Andrea, whose birthday also happens to be today.

“It’s my mom’s birthday, and I don’t think either of us would’ve believed you if you would’ve told us a few years ago that we’d get to spend her birthday in New York City—at Saturday Night Live!” Taylor wrote on her MySpace blog Monday. “Wow. It’s pretty unreal.”

Meanwhile, the singer is currently on a roll with her sophomore LP. Fearless is #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart for a sixth week, and has sold 2.1 million copies since its November release.

As well, her uptempo pop jam “Love Story” sits at #4 this week on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles tally. Catch the video for the song, which stars Miley Cyrus’ beau Justin Gaston, below.