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Susan Boyle tops Swift in sales

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 – Taylor Swift no longer has the best selling CD in the U.S. When the charts are officially released Thursday, Susan Boyle's "The Gift" debuts in first with 318,000 units sold. Swift's "Speak Now' dropped to second with 212,000 units sold, down 34 percent.

Jason Aldean moved down four spots to sixth with "My Kinda Party." He sold 81,000 units, down 58 percent. Reba McEntire debuted in seventh with "All the Women I Am" selling 64,000 units. Sugarland fell five spots to eighth with "The Incredible Machine, which sold 60,000 units, a 1-percent gain.

Overall album sales for the week ending Nov. 14 were 6.3 million, up 16 percent from last week, but down 11 percent from the similar week of 2009 when 7.04 millions moved. Year-to-date album sales are 253.67 million, down 13 percent from the point as last year (293 million)/

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