Taylor Swift Sets Another Record with A “Red” Hot Debut

Country pop superstar Taylor Swift destroyed the competition with her brand new album, Red, as it debuted atop the Billboard 200 Albums chart with a giant 1.2 million copies sold. That’s by far the biggest debut of 2012. It’s also the biggest sales week since 2002 when Eminem‘s The Eminem Show sold 1.3 million and it gives Swift a record as the only female to have two albums to sell over 1 million copies in one week. (Her last set Speak Now also debuted to over a million). While she was shut out at the CMA’s last night, Swift can rejoice in the fact that she will probably reside atop the album charts for a few weeks to come. Debuting in a distant second was Kendrick Lamar while Tony Bennet, Gary Clark Jr., Stone Sour and Lady Antebellum also begin in the top ten. Take a look at the new list below and head to Billboard here for more on Swift’s accomplishments.

Top Ten Albums on the Billboard 200:
1. Red- Taylor Swift (debut)
2. good kid, mA.A.d city (debut)
2. Night Train- Jason Aldean (last week~ 1)
4. Babel- Mumford & Sons (lw~ 2)
5. Viva Duets- Tony Bennett (debut)
6. Black and Blu- Gary Clark Jr. (debut)
7. House of Gold and Bones… – Stone Sour (debut)
8. The Truth about Love- P!nk (lw~ 6)
9. On this Winter’s Night- Lady Antebellum (debut)
10. Two Eleven- Brandy (lw~ 3)

Back on the Hot 100 Singles chart, Maroon 5 lands a seventh week at the summit with “One More Night” holding off Psy‘s “Gangam Style” in the runner up spot for a sixth week. Both singles will have a new competitor for # 1 next week with Bruno Mars’ fast flying single “Locked Out of Heaven” which charges up from # 15 to # 7…. For more on all the singles charts, head to Billboard here and take a gander at the new top ten below.

Top Ten Singles on the Hot 100:
1. “One More Night”- Maroon 5 (last week~ 1)
2. “Gangnam Style”- Psy (lw~ 2)
3. “Some Nights”- fun. (lw~ 3)
4. “Die Young”- Ke$ha (lw~ 4)
5. “Diamonds”- Rihanna (lw~8)
6. “As Long as You Love Me”- Justin Bieber w/Big Sean (lw~ 6)
7. “Locked Out of Heaven”- Bruno Mars (lw~ 15)
8. “Too Close”- Alex Clare (lw~ 7)
9. “Let Me Love You (Until You Love Yourself)”- NeYo (lw~ 9)
10. “Don’t Wake Me Up”- Chris Brown (lw~ 11)

And here’s Bruno Mars awesome new hit “Locked Out of Heaven”. Enjoy.


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