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  • #76
    great run with 5wks at the top of Billboard Albums chart

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    • #77
      Chart Alert:

      To no one's surprise, Taylor Swift sits at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a sixth week with "Fearless" (72,000; down 20%). It's the first album to spend six weeks at the top since 2005, when 50 Cent's "The Massacre" logged its first six frames atop the tally.
      Chart Watch:

      Week Ending Jan. 11, 2009: Eat Your Heart Out, Loretta Lynn
      by Paul Grein in Chart Watch

      Taylor Swift's Fearless becomes the first album by a female artist in country music history to log six weeks at #1 on The Billboard 200. It pulls ahead of three albums that each had five weeks on top. Working backwards, they are Shania Twain's 2002 album, Up!; Linda Ronstadt's 1977 crossover smash, Simple Dreams; and comedienne Dorothy Shay's 1947 novelty hit, Dorothy Shay (The Park Avenue Hillbillie) Sings. (The Twain and Ronstadt albums also made #1 on the country chart. There was no country album chart in the 1940s, but Shay's "Feudin' And Fightin'" reached the top five on both the pop and country song charts.)

      It's commonplace these days for female country stars to land #1 pop albums, but it didn't used to be. Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette, to name three country legends, never made the top 20. Lynn didn't crack the top 40 until 2004, when she scored with Van Lear Rose (which was produced and arranged by Jack White of the White Stripes). Cline and Wynette also had just one top 40 album each. Kitty Wells, one of the first great female country stars, never appeared on the pop album chart (which dates to 1945) at all. But all of these women, and many more, paved the way for Swift.

      Fearless is the first album by any artist to spend six weeks at #1 since 50 Cent's The Massacre in the spring of 2006. It's the first album by a female artist to achieve the feat since Norah Jones' Feels Like Home in 2003. It's the longest run at #1 for a country album since Garth Brooks' The Hits had eight weeks on top in 1994-95.

      Fearless holds at #1 on The Billboard 200 with sales of just 72,000. Only four albums in Nielsen/SoundScan history (which dates to 1991) have held the #1 spot with lower weekly sales totals. Alicia Keys' As I Am held the top spot with a lower total three times in 2008. The Dreamgirls soundtrack was #1 with a lower total twice in 2007. Albums that were #1 for one week with lower totals are Daughtry's Daughtry and the Juno soundtrack.

      The current retail doldrums really shouldn't take the luster off Swift's historic accomplishment. It's fair to compare weeks at #1 from different eras, whether sales at the time were torrid or tepid, because the albums were competing against other albums in the same climate. Fearless may not have sold many copies this week, but it outsold the 199 other albums on The Billboard chart.

      Swift also makes news this week as the first country artist to top the 2 million mark in paid downloads with three different songs. "Our Song" hits the milestone this week. It follows "Love Story," which reached the 2 million mark last week, and "Teardrops On My Guitar," which hit the threshold last month. The only other country artist to reach the 2 million mark is Carrie Underwood, who has done it just once, with her 2006 hit "Before He Cheats." (Two other songs reach the 2 million mark in paid downloads this week: Miley Cyrus' sassy "See You Again" and Metro Station's ultra-tight "Shake It.")

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      • #78
        Originally posted by phoenix98

        HOT DIGITAL SONGS:

        (3) 3 SWIFT*TAYLOR LOVE STORY 225,525 -37 359,643 2,026,413
        (38) 36 SWIFT*TAYLOR WHITE HORSE 61,180 -31 88,962 447,053
        She's really an amazing country artist : she sells downloads like a Pop or a R&B star !

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        • #79
          Originally posted by skapunk
          WHo is buying so many albums of hers? Cows in the Ranches??..yeehaaa (Thats what i always feel about Country Music)

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          • #80
            Originally posted by skapunk
            WHo is buying so many albums of hers? Cows in the Ranches??..yeehaaa (Thats what i always feel about Country Music)
            LMAO!

            you know, i never payed attention to her, but now i have to admit i'm really enjoying "Love Story" and "White horses", simple but really beautiful songs
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            • #81
              SWIFT BOAT FLOATS: Taylor Swift remains the frontrunner for the #1 spot on the HITS Album Sales chart again next week with a total that may dip below 60k for the first time in chart history. The previous two Januaries, the top album (2007s Dreamgirls soundtrack and last year, Alicia Keys) each barely broke 60k. (HDD)

              So, a seventh week at #1 is already predicted !

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              • #82
                and she'll probably get an 8th week too, only Bruce Springsteen will dethrone her... to bad that until then she might get the dubious distinction of having the lowest-selling #1 album ever with sales near 50k, if not lower :-?
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                • #83
                  Taylor Swift's Fearless becomes the first album by a female artist in country music history to log six weeks at #1 on The Billboard 200. It pulls ahead of three albums that each had five weeks on top. Working backwards, they are Shania Twain's 2002 album, Up!; Linda Ronstadt's 1977 crossover smash, Simple Dreams; and comedienne Dorothy Shay's 1947 novelty hit, Dorothy Shay (The Park Avenue Hillbillie) Sings.

                  Swift also makes news this week as the first country artist to top the 2 million mark in paid downloads with three different songs. "Our Song" hits the milestone this week. It follows "Love Story," which reached the 2 million mark last week, and "Teardrops On My Guitar," which hit the threshold last month. The only other country artist to reach the 2 million mark is Carrie Underwood, who has done it just once, with her 2006 hit "Before He Cheats."


                  BB200:

                  1. TAYLOR SWIFT - FEARLESS - 71,527 (After 9 weeks - 2,273,313)

                  HOT DIGITAL SONGS:

                  (3) 3 SWIFT*TAYLOR LOVE STORY 152,109 -33 225,525 2,178,522
                  (36) 30 SWIFT*TAYLOR WHITE HORSE 46,787 -24 61,180 493,840

                  HOT 100:

                  (4) 5 SWIFT*TAYLOR LOVE STORY
                  (38) 37 TAYLOR*SWIFT WHITE HORSE

                  many thanks to bks & 2m!
                  last.fm

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                  • #84
                    That's awesome for her. Love Story is down to #5 in the Billboard Hot 100.

                    and I never really got it this whole lowest selling #1 thing... she still is the best selling album during that week isn't she? she sold more than the other 199 albums in the chart.

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                    • #85
                      incredible, 6wks at the top + she's doing extremely well on digital downloads chart and Hot 100 especially with the fact it's country artist

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                      • #86
                        Poor Taylor... In the same time of a huge seller album, she will be soon the record of the most weak #1 album in history... :(

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by AutomaticBR
                          and she'll probably get an 8th week too, only Bruce Springsteen will dethrone her... to bad that until then she might get the dubious distinction of having the lowest-selling #1 album ever with sales near 50k, if not lower :-?
                          I bet she'll be happy to be #1 witk 50k instead of #2 with 40k...
                          Top Catalog Albums of the Soundscan era

                          Let there be rock!

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by tada
                            incredible, 6wks at the top + she's doing extremely well on digital downloads chart and Hot 100 especially with the fact it's country artist
                            Yes, like I already said, she is at the level of the most important Pop or R&B stars with these amazing numbers !

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by Dane

                              I bet she'll be happy to be #1 witk 50k instead of #2 with 40k...
                              Surely !
                              But, even it's not her fault, it's sad to reach this "record" after to have sold 2,3 million copies in only nine weeks...

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by phoenix98
                                BB200:

                                1. TAYLOR SWIFT - FEARLESS - 71,527 (After 9 weeks - 2,273,313)

                                HOT DIGITAL SONGS:

                                (3) 3 SWIFT*TAYLOR LOVE STORY 152,109 -33 225,525 2,178,522
                                (36) 30 SWIFT*TAYLOR WHITE HORSE 46,787 -24 61,180 493,840

                                many thanks to bks & 2m!
                                BB200:

                                (36) 27 SWIFT*TAYLOR TAYLOR SWIFT 16,228 19,438 -17 3,876,058

                                HOT DIGITAL SONGS:

                                (84) 99 SWIFT*TAYLOR OUR SONG 20,239 34,368 -41 2,017,777
                                (161) 155 SWIFT*TAYLOR YOU BELONG WITH ME 13,279 18,308 -27 285,155
                                (197) 168 SWIFT*TAYLOR FOREVER & ALWAYS 12,249 15,847 -23 153,583
                                (177) 175 SWIFT*TAYLOR FEARLESS 12,036 17,356 -31 339,836
                                (152) 176 SWIFT*TAYLOR TEARDROPS ON MY GUITAR 12,028 19,271 -38 2,063,738
                                (147) 184 SWIFT*TAYLOR PICTURE TO BURN 11,590 19,684 -41 901,569
                                (159) 193 SWIFT*TAYLOR SHOULD'VE SAID NO 11,189 18,550 -40 767,227



                                many many thanks to 2m!
                                last.fm

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                                • #91
                                  Taylor's numbers so far in the US:

                                  Taylor Swift - Fearless

                                  Week 1 - 592,304 (11/29) #1
                                  Week 2 - 217,209(12/06)
                                  Week 3 - 267,371 (12/13)
                                  Week 4 - 193,495 (12/20)
                                  Week 5 - 248,841 (12/27) #1
                                  Week 6 - 330,403 (01/03) #1
                                  Week 7 - 262,399 (01/10) #1
                                  Week 8 - 89,607 (01/17) #1
                                  Week 9 - 71,527 (01/24) #1
                                  Week 10 - 63,301 (01/31) #1

                                  6 consecutive weeks, 7 non-consecutive weeks on #1.
                                  Total sold so far: 2,336,614

                                  and, to top it off, looks like next week she's a lock at #1

                                  SWIFT WINS RACE AGAIN: Country ingnue Taylor Swift will once more top the HITS Album Sales chart next week, with sales landing in the 60-65k range, which will still top the previous low of 59k set by the Dreamgirls soundtrack in 2007. It will mark the sixth straight week shes been #1 on our holiday-interrupted tally. The only two releases of note this week are Mariah Carey's Ballads, a best-of on Sony Legacy and Frank Sinatra's Seduction: Sinatra Sings of Love on WMGs Rhino label, each looking at about 20k, which would place them solidly in the Top 20, based on last weeks results. Sales yesterday may not reflect an totally accurate picture for the week as many people stayed home to watch the inauguration, but the market was down 6% vs. last week, down 15% vs. same week last year and now down 11% year to date. Get to work, Obama! (1/21p)

                                  looks like Taylor pretty much saved the declining music industry this year.

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                                  • #92
                                    PLEASE, DOES ANYONE HAVE FULL US CHART RUN OF "TAYLOR SWIFT" ALBUM (HER DEBUT ALBUM)? BIG THANKS IN ADVANCE

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                                    • #93
                                      Australia:

                                      Love Story: #2 (#8)

                                      Fearless: #7 (#8) [#1 on the Country Albums chart)

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                                      • #94
                                        Originally posted by 380sec
                                        Australia:

                                        Love Story: #2 (#8)

                                        Fearless: #7 (#8) [#1 on the Country Albums chart)
                                        wow such a big foreshadowing success, i think the album will go into top5 in upcoming 2-3 weeks

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                                        • #95
                                          Originally posted by tada
                                          PLEASE, DOES ANYONE HAVE FULL US CHART RUN OF "TAYLOR SWIFT" ALBUM (HER DEBUT ALBUM)? BIG THANKS IN ADVANCE
                                          19-37-62-79-69-70-70-67-65-55-63-46-42-42-55-46-46-36-24-28-30-34-40-34-33-22-21-21-15-13-16-15-21-24-18-19-18-21-15-13-13-16-17-16-15-13-23-34-37-34-33-31-26-26-8-16-13-12-9-8-8-8-*5*-5-6-6-9-10-7-10-12-9-12-8-14-16-13-10-9-11-11-11-12-12-15-16-19-14-17-14-12-12-13-16-11-15-24-25-24-25-32-36-39-31-29-34-26-21-40-29-32-28-25-26-36-27-26-32-33

                                          119 weeks to date

                                          BB200:

                                          (1) 2 SWIFT*TAYLOR FEARLESS 55,102 62,575 -17 2,454,291
                                          (32) 33 SWIFT*TAYLOR TAYLOR SWIFT

                                          so glad to see her success down under! hopefully she can achieve the same in the UK now
                                          last.fm

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                                          • #96
                                            what is the realese date for the album in U.K. and all Europe?

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                                            • #97
                                              Originally posted by UURhythm
                                              what is the realese date for the album in U.K. and all Europe?
                                              according to wikipedia:

                                              UK : 9 March 2009
                                              Europe: 20 March 2009

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                                              • #98
                                                Fearless Chart run so far:

                                                1-4- 2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-4
                                                Next week she has a shot at #1, so, yay at her perfect chart run.

                                                This week's numbers:

                                                Week 13 - 63,892 (02/21) #4

                                                In it's 13th week, Fearless has sold a total of: 2,518,183
                                                According to HDD, next week she's target to sell between 80k-90k.
                                                which should put her in the top 2.

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                                                • #99
                                                  Originally posted by strikeleo
                                                  Fearless Chart run so far:

                                                  1-4- 2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-4

                                                  This week's numbers:

                                                  Week 13 - 63,892 (02/21) #4

                                                  In it's 13th week, Fearless has sold a total of: 2,518,183
                                                  B200:

                                                  4 SWIFT*TAYLOR FEARLESS 63,892 55,102 16 2,518,183
                                                  32 SWIFT*TAYLOR TAYLOR SWIFT 15,495 13,341 16 3,934,044

                                                  HOT DIGITAL SONGS:

                                                  (8) 11 SWIFT*TAYLOR LOVE STORY 98,549 -2 100,595 2,648,922
                                                  (50) 46 SWIFT*TAYLOR WHITE HORSE 33,986 18 28,916 636,774

                                                  HOT 100:

                                                  (5) 7 SWIFT*TAYLOR LOVE STORY
                                                  (40) 39 TAYLOR SWIFT WHITE HORSE

                                                  HOT COUNTRY SONGS:

                                                  (10) 10 TAYLOR SWIFT WHITE HORSE

                                                  ah, Taylor Swift is so very close to 4 million and it'd be awesome to see Fearless spend a 9th week at No. 1 next week!!
                                                  last.fm

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                                                  • Fearless is #1 this week again. It's ninth week at the top.

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