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Swift returns to number one

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 – Taylor Swift returns to the top spot on the Billboard 200 with "Speak Now" selling 259,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Swift takes over from Susan Boyle's "The Gift," down 1 to with 254,000. Michael Jackson's "Michael" was third with 228,000 sold. This was Swift's first time at number one in six weeks.

Swift has sold 2.6 million units of the CD, making it the year's third beset selling disc behind Eminem's "Recovery at 3.2 million and Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" at 3 million.

Overall sales were not good. For the past chart week (ending Dec. 19), sales were 12.5 million units, up 23 percent compared to the sum last week (10.20 million) and down 17 percent compared to the same sales week of 2009 (15.14 million). Year-to-date album sales are at 303.94 million, down 13 percent compared to the same total at this point last year (348.99 million).

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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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