Thursday, February 26, 2009
– Despite a 32-percent drop in sales, Taylor Swift's "Fearless" is number 1 on the Billboard 200 for the 10th time since its release in November. Only eight other albums by solo female artists have earned at least 10 weeks at number one. "Fearless" sold 62,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Toby Keith took over the top of the song chart with God Love Her. He switched spots with Kenny Chesney's Down the Road, a song he did with Mac McAnally.
"Raising Sand" (Rounder) by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss fell from second to ninth on the overall chart with sales of 32,000, a 58-percent drop.
Darius Rucker was third, up three, on the country album chart with "Learn to Live," Swift fourth with her self-titled debut and Zac Brown Brown fifth with "The Foundation."
Willie Nelson And Asleep At The Wheel's "Willie & The Wheel" went from 19 to 13. Toby Keith's "35 Biggest Hits" went from 24 to 20. Keith Urban's "Greatest Hits" was up 7 to 22.
On the overall top 200, Rucker was 40, Swift, 31 and Zac Brown Band 42.
On the song chart, Urban stayed third Sweet Thing. Brooks & Dunn with Reba McEntire's Cowgirls Don't Cry was up one to fourth switching spots with Dierks Bentley's Feel That Fire.
Rucker was up two to sixth with It Won't Be Like This For Long. John Rich's new single, Shuttin' Detroit Down, as up 3 to 18. There was very little movement in the rest of the chart.