Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar take Nos. 1 and 2 on Billboard 200
Tony Bennett, Gary Clark, Jr., Stone Sour, Lady Antebellum also debut
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“Red” moved 1.208 million copies, with is the biggest sales frame for any album since 2002 (Eminem’s “The Eminem Show” moved 1.322 million then). Fun fact from the Billboard folks: that means two copies of “Red” sold every second last week, Monday morning to Sunday night.
Kendrick Lamar’s “Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City” debuts at No. 2 with 241,000 behind Swift. It’s the rapper’s first major label album, for Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope.
Jason Aldean’s “Night Train” falls No. 1 to No. 3 with 116,000 copies, which is a 72% sales dip. Mumford & Sons’ “Babel” descends No. 2 to No. 4 with 53,000 (-27%).
Tony Bennett’s Latin duets album “Viva Duets” starts at No. 5 with 36,000. His successful “Duets II” album last year made it to No. 1.
Gary Clark Jr. makes his bow at No. 6 with “Blak & Blu,” selling 35,000. He only previously released an EP, “The Bright Lights,” via Warner Bros., making it to No. 91.
Stone Sour’s “House of Gold & Bones – Part 1” begins with 31,000 at No. 7. Their previous “Audio Secrecy” topped out at No. 6 with 46,000 in 2010.
Pink’s “The Truth About Love” slips No. 6 to No. 8 (25,000, -19%).
Lady Antebellum’s Christmas set “On This Winter’s Night” debuts at No. 9 with 25,000. Part of the album contains the six songs the country crew previously released on a Target-only exclusive EP in 2010.
Brandy’s “Two Eleven” moves No. 3 to No. 10 (22,000, -65%).
Album sales are up 19% this week over last, and up 12% compared to the same week last year. Sales for the year are down 4% so far.
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