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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 – Taylor Swift was first on the Billboard Digital Songs chart with Back to December with 241,000 units sold. This was the third song released from Swift's "Speak Now" CD, due out Oct. 25.

Darius Rucker's "Charleston, SC 1966" is the second best selling disc in the U.S. this week with 101,000 units sold, 1 of 5 country CDs in the top 10. Rapper Lil Wayne's "I Am Not a Human Being" was first with 125,000 units sold. Rucker did far better than 2008's "Learn to Live." That CD debuted at number 5, selling 60,000 units.

The Band Perry debuted in fourth with their self-titled debut selling 53,000. Kenny Chesney was at 6 with "Hemingway's Whiskey," having sold 40,000 nits, down 39 percent. Zac Brown Band's "You Get What You Give" was at 8 with 34,000 units sold, down 22 percent. Toby Keith was number one last week with "Bullets in the Gun," which fell to ninth. The disc sold 30,000 units, down 58 percent.

The charts are officially released Thursday.


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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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