Taylor Stays Swiftly At No. 1

Posted on January 29, 2009 by

It seems like Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” has been scaring off the other albums. The country singer’s sophomore album has landed the No. 1 spot for the past seven weeks.

Swift’s album sold 63,000 for the week that ended Sunday according to Nielsen SoundScan.

But it looks like her No. 1 spot will be taken by next week. Bruce Springsteen is en route to landing the top spot with his album “Working on a Dream.” Meanwhile, Mariah Carey landed at the No. 10 spot with “Ballads.”

Bon Iver scored the No. 1 spot in the Digital Albums chart, his EP “Blood Bank” sold 18,000 of its 23,000 copies through downloads. However, it didn’t score as high on the Billboard 200 chart, landing at No. 16.

The good news for artists is that total album sales have increased by nine per cent from last week. The bad news is that compared to the same week in 2008, album sales have decreased by 12 per cent.

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