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Red Stays at #1

Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Taylor Swift easily holds on to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart for a second week as her “Red” album sold another 344,000 copies. This follows the album's first-week sales of 1.2 million, which marked the biggest debut week in more than a decade.

That’s a 72% drop in sales from the first week to the second, which isn’t unusual for mega-selling albums. To put these numbers into perspective, only five of the albums that have reached the top of the national sales chart in 2012 have sold more than 344,000.

"Red" is now the second biggest-selling album release of the year, having surpassed One Direction’s “Up All Night.” But it still trails the runaway leader in Adele’s “21,” the 2011 album that has sold 4.1 million copies so far this year.


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    RE: Red Stays at #1

    Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    I'm really happy that RED surpassed One Direction's album! Now we just need to keep buying the album! Everybody; Please buy RED as birthday- and Christmas presents!

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    Re: Red Stays at #1

    Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    ashez14 wrote:
    Taylor Swift easily holds on to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart for a second week as her “Red” album sold another 344,000 copies. This follows the album's first-week sales of 1.2 million, which marked the biggest debut week in more than a decade.

    That’s a 72% drop in sales from the first week to the second, which isn’t unusual for mega-selling albums. To put these numbers into perspective, only five of the albums that have reached the top of the national sales chart in 2012 have sold more than 344,000.

    "Red" is now the second biggest-selling album release of the year, having surpassed One Direction’s “Up All Night.” But it still trails the runaway leader in Adele’s “21,” the 2011 album that has sold 4.1 million copies so far this year.


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    Re: Red Stays at #1

    Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Amazing! Congrats Taylor :)

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    Re: Red Stays at #1

    Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Aw, yay Taylor!!!!
    Love, Love, Love,
    -SparksFly4Taylor 13 :)

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    Re: Red Stays at #1

    Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Go Taylor!!!!
    I got all of the cd's the very first day they came out!!!!!

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    Re: Red Stays at #1

    Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    Yay Taylor!! Keep it up, girl!

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    Re: Red Stays at #1

    Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    Yay! Red deserves it and so does Taylor


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    Re: Red Stays at #1

    Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Yay! I knew it would!
    I met Taylor Swift on October 7th 2012

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    Re: Red Stays at #1

    Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    I can accept Taylor staying behind Adele, but it's awesome they she passed 1D. :D


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    Re: Red Stays at #1

    Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    Last weeks Billboard Chart news here

    Country Billboard Chart News November 8, 2012
    http://countryroutesnews.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/country-billboard-chart-news-november-8.html

    Amazing first week sales for Tay!
    Will Taylor begin to sell the numbers that Shania Twain did? Personally I doubt it in the digital file sharing and streaming age.

    SPEAK NOW first 10 weeks sales
    1 Week :: 1,044,477
    2 Week :: 327,493 (-69%)
    3 Week :: 209,512 (-36%)
    4 Week :: 149,537 (-29%)
    5 Week :: 255,991 (+71%)
    6 Week :: 177,011 (-31%)
    7 Week :: 201,318 (+14%)
    8 Week :: 254,996 (+27%)

    We will find out tomorrow how RED sold in week 3

    Have you noticed that Carrie Underwood, Lee Brice and Luke Bryan's press teams were claiming the #1 country song. * NOTE * These were on the Billboard Country AIRPLAY Chart and Media base charts.
    "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" has been #1 on Hot Country Songs for 5 weeks!

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    Re: Red Stays at #1

    Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Billboard News:

    Taylor Swift's 'Red' Album No. 1 For Third Week On Billboard 200
    November 14, 2012 - Keith Caulfield, Los Angeles

    Taylor Swift's "Red" reigns supreme for a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 196,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 43%).
    Swift beats the No. 2 title -- the debuting "Now 44" collection -- by nearly 100,000 copies.

    "Red" is Swift's first album to spend its first three weeks at No. 1 .
    Her 2010 set "Speak Now" earned two frames atop the list from the start and then dropped out of the No. 1 slot for five weeks. It eventually returned for four more weeks at No. 1.

    Before that, Swift's one other No. 1, 2008's "Fearless," debuted at the top, then slipped to No. 4 in its second frame. It returned to rule for another 10 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1.

    This means...

    RED first 3 weeks sales
    1 Week :: 1.208.290
    2 Week :: 344.249 (-72%)
    3 Week :: 196,000 (-43%) ------- Total 1,749,000

    SPEAK NOW first 3 weeks sales
    1 Week :: 1,044,477
    2 Week :: 327,493 (-69%)
    3 Week :: 209,512 (-36%) ------- Total 1,581,482

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    Re: Red Stays at #1

    Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    YES! We all knew Taylor could do it!


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