Friday, December 26, 2008
– Despite some big name debuts, Taylor Swift kept her perch at number 1 on the Billboard sales charts for the week ending Jan. 3, 2009, with 330,000 units of "Fearless" sold this past week. Swift bested debuts from Keyshia Cole, Jamie Foxx and Fall Out Boy. On the singles chart, Rascal Flatts scored a number one with Here,
taking over the top from Montgomery Gentry's Roll With Me,
which fell to second.
On the album chart, Faith Hill remained second with "Joy to the World," Elvis Presley stayed third with "Elvis Duets." Swift's debut moved up one to fourth, flipping spots with Rascal Flatts' "Greatest Hits Volume 1." The rest of the top 25 showed very little movement. Garth Brooks made it back into the top 25 - at 25 - with "The Ultimate Hits," up 6, probably a beneficiary of holiday sales.
On the singles chart, Sugarland was up one to third with Already Gone, changing places with Zac Brown Band's Chicken Fried. Brad Paisley's duet with Keith Urban, Start a Band, remained fifth. Blake Shelton broke into the top 10 - at 10 - with She Wouldn't Be Gone, up 1.
Urban moved from 16 to 12 with Sweet Thing. Most of the other songs in the top 25 were up one place. Two new songs made it into the top 25. Miranda Lambert's More Like Her was 24th, up 2, while Josh Turner's Everything's Fine was 25th, up 2.
On the overall top 200, Hill was 19, Presley 24, Swift's debut 25 and Rascal Flatts 29.