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Wednesday, March 4, 2009 – Taylor Swift will have the number one album in the U.S. once again tomorrow when the charts are released with "Fearless." The disc had a sales increase of 18 percent, selling 73,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This marks Swift's 11th week at the top since the disc's November release.

Jake Owen had the number 2 country disc and 13th overall with "Easy Does It" at 23,000 units sold. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' "Raising Sand" was third on the country chart and 16th on the overall chart.

On the song chart, Dierks Bentley will have his highest debut ever as Sideways is at 38. Miley Cyrus' The Climb, the first single from the soundtrack to her "Hannah Montana" movie, will debut at 47. The disc drops March 24, while the movie is out April 10.

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Part Behind The Music style documentary and part concert film, Taylor Swift's new Blu-ray release offers an interesting hybrid approach to the typical live performance video - an approach that hits more than it misses. "Journey To Fearless" focuses on Swift's meteoric rise from aspiring grade-school singer/songwriter to award-winning country and pop megastar while sprinkling in live performances. Hardcore Swift fans will find a lot to love on this single-disc set (which is also ...
CD review - Speak Now Taylor Swift has made the best CD of her young career with her fourth CD. The biggest difference is that Swift's singing, spotty on previous releases and live performances, is far far superior here. Swift wrote all 14 songs here, which like her other albums tend to deal with relationships that have gone south. Swift's songwriting always has been one of her strengths, and that continues to be the case here - both lyrically and musically. Put simply, Swift knows a lot about penning ...
CD review - Fearless Taylor Swift took the county world by storm with her huge selling debut and its five hit singles. With a huge marketing push and myspace, Swift was on her way. Kind of like an Avril Lavigne for the teen female country set. Sophomore slump? There's no indication of that. Swift once again writes her material - all 13 songs here with help sometimes from Liz Rose, Colbie Caillat and John Rich. Swift writes of what she knows about - relationships and teen love come and gone in songs speak to her fans. ...

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