Swift's "Fearless' top selling CD of '09 - for now
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Swift's "Fearless' top selling CD of '09 - for now

Thursday, December 31, 2009 – Taylor Swift currently has the top selling album of any genre for 2009 with "Fearless." But she may not end the reporting period at the top thanks to the late year sales boom of Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream."

According to Billboard, Swift sold 3,157,000 units of "Fearless." Boyle was number one for the fifth straight week, selling 510,000 units and 2,982,000 overall in the U.S. Boyle sold more than half a million copies in each of its five weeks of release. Only three other albums did that since SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991 - The Beatles with "1," Backstreet Boys with "Black & Blue" and Garth Brooks with "Sevens."

Swift sold 224,000 units this past week, a 6-percent drop.

Billboard.com explained that SoundScan tracks 53 weeks in 2009 because of the calendar. The result is the final week of 2009 includes sales data for the week ending Jan. 3.


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