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Taylor Swift Returns to No. 1 on Hot 200, Blocking Michael Jackson

December 23, 2010 (6:24 am) GMT
This week's race to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200 is won by Taylor Swift, sending Susan Boyle and Michael Jackson to sit at the second and third places respectively.
Taylor Swift Returns to No. 1 on Hot 200, Blocking Michael Jackson

After dethroned from the top spot of Billboard Hot 200 following her historical 1-million-copy debut, finally clears her way back to the penthouse of the U.S. albums chart this week. The country music singer claims the No. 1 position once again with her latest effort "".

She switches places with . As the young singer moves up to the first spot with additional 259,000 copies (up 29%), the "" singing sensation has to drop one slot to the runner-up place with 254,000 units sold for her set "".

So far, "Speak Now" has sold a total of 2.6 million copies after only two months of release. It becomes this year's third-best selling album, standing behind 's "" (3.2 million) and 's "" (3 million).

Beside pushing aside Boyle, Swift also stands in 's way to the top spot through his first posthumous album. Featuring , and , the "" CD lands at the third place with 228,000 in its opening week.

The next two spots are secured by 's "" and "" Christmas album. Next, there are and . Kelly arrives at No. 6 with "" (154,000), and the Dirty Money enter just behind him with "" (101,000). 's "" falls from No. 6 to No. 8, 's "" returns to the Top 10 list at No. 9 after being absent for a while, and "Glee" once again makes a double invasion by placing its "Volume 4" collection at No. 10.

The next highest chart debut outside the Top 10 this week is 's "". Selling around 58,000 copies with her debut album, the "" runner-up bows at No. 28. She beats winner in opening sale number, but her "Farmer's Daughter" chart debut is a couple slots lower than his "". He entered at No. 19 with 39,000 last month.

  1. "" - (259,000)
  2. "" - (254,000)
  3. "" - (228,000)
  4. "" - (191,000)
  5. ": The music, The Christmas Album" - various artists (158,000)
  6. "" - (154,000)
  7. "" - (101,000)
  8. "" - (97,000)
  9. "" - (94,000)
  10. ": The music, Volume 4" - various artists (87,000)


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