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

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 – The only country disc in another dismal week of sales industry-wide will be Taylor Swift's "Speak Now." The disc will be number 7 with 31,000 units sold, down less than 1 percent from the previous week.

Singer/songwriter Amos Lee had the top selling disc with "Mission Bell." His new disc sold 40,000 units, the lowest ever since SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991. The previous low was set 2 weeks when Cake's "Showroom of Compassion" sold 44,000 units.

Overall sales for the past week were 5.3 million, down 18 percent compared to the similar week in 2010 when 6.5 million units were sold. Year-to-date sales are at 20.8 million, down 13 percent from the same time frame in 2010 when 23.9 million were sold.


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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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