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Swift, Sugarland lead charts

Thursday, January 8, 2009 – Taylor Swift was the number 1 disc in the U.S. on the Billboard Top 200 chart for the week ending Jan. 17 with "Fearless," meaning she also had the best selling country disc. On the singles chart, Sugarland is number one with Already Gone, taking over from Rascal Flatts' Here, which fell to second.

Brad Paisley's Start a Band, a duet with Keith Urban, was third, up two. Former number one Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band was down one to fourth. Montgomery Gentry's Roll With Me, was fifth, down one. There was very little movement on the rest of the chart with most singles staying the same or moving one spot. Martina McBride broke into the top 25 - at 25 - with Ride, up 1.

Swift also had the third best selling CD with her debut. In between was Julianne Hough's "NBC Sounds Of The Season: The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection (EP)," which skyrocketed from 16th, taking advantage of holiday sales. Sugarland stayed fourth with "Love on the Inside." Rascal Flatts was fifth, down two, with "Greatest Hits Volume 1."

Jamey Johnson was up 4 to 10th with "That Lonesome Song." At 11, Lady Antebellum also moved up 4 with their debut. Garth Brooks' "The Ultimate Hits" jumped from 26 to 15 with "The Ultimate Hits." Blake Shelton was at 16, up 5, with "Startin' Fires." Alan Jackson's "Good Time was at 18, up 6. Miranda Lambert's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" jumped from 28 to 21.

On the overall top 200, Hough was 24th, up 58, Swift's debut 36th, Sugarland 42nd, Rascal Flatts 49th.

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