Taylor Swift Continues To Dominate

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-For the 5th straight week, Taylor Swift has the #1 album in the country. That’s the longest that any album has topped the chart since Josh Groban’s “Noel” had five straight weeks on top in late 2007. It’s the longest run by a non-holiday album since 50 Cent’s “The Massacre” had six straight weeks on top in the spring of 2005. It’s the longest run by a country crossover album since Shania Twain’s “Up!” had five straight weeks on top in late 2002.

Taylor sold 90,000 copies this week pushing the total for “Fearless” to 2,202,000 in just 8 weeks. Swift this week also becomes the first country artist to reach the 2 million paid download mark with two different songs. Her current hit, “Love Story,” has sold 2,026,000 downloads. Her 2007 hit, “Teardrops On My Guitar,” has sold 2,052,000 downloads. (A third Swift hit, “Our Song,” will reach the 2 million milestone next week. Its sales currently stand at 1,998,000.) Carrie Underwood is the only other country act to reach the 2 million mark in paid downloads. Her three-year-old “Before He Cheats” stands at 2,590,000.

Congrats again Taylor! Rounding out the top 10 are Beyonce “I Am…Sasha Fierce,” Kayne West “808s & Heartbreak,” “Twilight Soundtrack,” Nickelback “Dark Horse,” Britney Spears “Circus,” Keyshia Cole “A Different Me,” Jamie Foxx “Intuition,” Now 29 and “All Wrapped Up.” “All Wrapped Up,” a Target exclusive featuring tracks from the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus and more made a huge jump from #88 to #10. The album experienced a 112% sales increase this week, greater than any other album in the top 200. It’s the only album in the top 20 to register any sales increase at all over last week.

Source: Yahoo Music