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Taylor Swift Easily Hit #1 With the Biggest Debut in Ten Years

11/1/2012

TAYLOR SWIFT'S new album "Red" EASILY took the top spot on the "Billboard" chart this week, selling just over 1.2 million copies in its first week of release.  That's the biggest debut for any album in 10 YEARS.

It's the biggest debut since EMINEM'S disc "The Eminem Show" sold more than 1.3 million in its first week in 2002, and "Red" is also just the 18th album to sell a million copies in a single week since SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991.

KENDRICK LAMAR had to settle for the runner-up slot with a solid 241,000 copies of his major-label debut, "Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City".  Here's this week's full Top 10 . . . 

1.)  (NEW)  "Red", Taylor Swift  (1.2 million copies)

2.)  (NEW)  "Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City", Kendrick Lamar  (241,000 copies) 

3.)  "Night Train", Jason Aldean  (116,000 copies) 

4.)  "Babel", Mumford & Sons  (53,000 copies)

5.)  (NEW)  "Viva Duets", Tony Bennett  (36,000 copies)

6.)  (NEW)  "Blak & Blu", Gary Clark Jr.  (35,000 copies)

7.)  (NEW)  "House of Gold & Bones - Part 1", Stone Sour  (31,000 copies)

8.)  "The Truth About Love", Pink  (25,000 copies) 

9.)  (NEW)  "On This Winter's Night", Lady Antebellum  (25,000 copies)

10.)  "Two Eleven", Brandy  (22,000 copies)