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Swift's "Speak Now" only country CD in top 10

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 – Taylor Swift will have the only country CD in the top 10 in sales when the Billboard charts are released Thursday.

"Speak Now" was the fourth best selling CD in the U.S. with 241,000 units sold, up 64 percent. Swift realized a boost because of her Thanksgiving TV special.

Kanye West is first with "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," and Nikki Minaj second with "Pink Friday." They sold 496,000 and 375,000 units respectively.

Last week's number 1 album, Susan Boyle's "The Gift," fell to third with 263,000, down 21 percent.

Overall album sales in this past chart week, ending Nov. 28, were 10.24 million units, up 26 percent compared to the sum last week (8.12 million), but down 5 percent compared to the comparable sales week of 2009 (10.73 million). Year to date album sales are 272.02 million, down 13 percent compared to the same total at this point last year (311.71 million).


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