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Taylor Swift Regains Top Spot on Billboard 200

December 13, 2012 (3:36 am) GMT
Swift's 'Red' album takes back the No. 1 spot at the charts from Alicia Keys' 'Girl on Fire'.
Taylor Swift Regains Top Spot on Billboard 200

is back on top at this week's Billboard Hot 200 with her "Red" album selling 167,000 copies, bumping last week's No. 1 ' "" which is down to No. 7 with only 77,000. "Red" debuted a month ago at No. 1 and has been on that spot for 4 non-consecutive weeks now, tying T. Swizzle with and for fourth-most weeks at No. 1 in the Billboard charts. The longest record is held by with 51 weeks, followed by with 29 and with 24.

Entering the top 10 are 2 out of only 7 debuts this week. The highest debut is at No. 2 by 's second album "" with 141,000. His first album "" also hit the runner-up spot in its initial release in 2011 but with 197,000. The second-biggest debut is by 's "" at No. 6 with 85,000. The album is a follow-up to her debut studio set "Animal", her first and only other No. 1.

In the spirit of the holidays, Christmas albums continue to dominate the charts, topped by 's "" at No. 3. 's "Christmas" is moving up to No. 5 from last week's No. 7 with a whopping 60% increase in sales. Meanwhile, 's "" is moving up one spot, from No. 9 to No. 8 with 68,000.

Although British-Irish boyband sold 16% more copies of "Take Me Home" this week, they remain at the No. 4 spot, while "" alum moves down to No. 9 from being No. 5 last week with his first studio set "". Country duo round up the top 10 this week with their "" album which they released last week.

  1. - "Red" (137,000)
  2. - "" (141,000)
  3. - "" (127,000)
  4. - "Take Me Home" (107,000)
  5. - "Christmas" (106,000)
  6. - ""(85,000)
  7. - "" (77,000)
  8. - "" (68,000)
  9. - "" (65,000)
  10. - "" (63,000)


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