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Taylor Swift Stays Firm Atop Hot 200 With 'Speak Now'

December 30, 2010 (4:13 am) GMT
Holding the first position on the chart, Swift's 'Speak Now' is followed closely by two holiday albums, Susan Boyle's 'The Gift' and 'Glee' Christmas collection.
Taylor Swift Stays Firm Atop Hot 200 With 'Speak Now'

Closing 2009 by scoring U.S. best-selling album with her "Fearless", is now going to end this year atop Billboard Hot 200. Her latest effort "" holds the first position, which she successfully snatched from 's "" last week, by adding 276,000 copies. It's her third non-consecutive week atop the chart.

As "Speak Now" is unmoved from its last week's position, "The Gift" also remains steady at the second place with another 240,000 units. 's "" stands still at the fourth as well, selling another 151,000. 's self-titled album, however, was forced to give up its third position, swapping places with "" Christmas album. The posthumous set drops with 150,000, and the yuletide collection moves up with 160,000.

The highest chart debut this week is 's "" which enters at No. 6 with 144,000. 's "" is another album which breaks the Top 10 list. It bows at the ninth place on the U.S. albums chart with 128,000.

"" makes its return to the Top 10 at No. 7. The album pulls in 137,000, adding a total of around 3.3 million copies and becoming this year's U.S. best-selling album so far. 's "" follows at No. 8 with 133,000, and 's "" rounds up the Top 10 with 111,000.

Elsewhere, scores the third biggest sales week for a digital song in history as his single "Grenade" rules Digital Songs chart with 559,000 downloads. In respective order, the first and second biggest digital sales week are 's "Right Round" (636,000), and 's "Tik Tok" (610,000).

  1. "" - (276,000)
  2. "" - (240,000)
  3. ": The music, The Christmas Album" - various artists (160,000)
  4. "" - (151,000)
  5. "" - (150,000)
  6. " - (144,000)
  7. "" - (137,000)
  8. "" - (133,000)
  9. "" - (128,000)
  10. "" - "" (111,000)


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