SWIFT TOPS BILLBOARD CHART

SWIFT TOPS BILLBOARD CHART

Taylor Swift and two of her country peers top the Billboard 200 albums chart this week. Swift’s Speak Now again reigns supreme. In its second week it experienced a substantial but expected drop off from its one million copy debut, selling 320,000 albums. Jason Aldean‘s My Kinda Party opens at No. 2 with 193,000 records sold, while Sugarland‘s once No. 1 The Incredible Machine drops one spot to No. 3 with 60,000 sets moved.

The last time a trio of country stars led the chart was November 10, 2007, when Carrie Underwood’s Carnival Ride, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ Raising Sand, and Gary Allan’s Living Hard topped the competition.

Brad Paisley joins the three country stars in the top 10 this week as well. His greatest hits set, Hits Alive debuts at No. 9, selling 31,000 albums. Check out the list of the Billboard 200's top 10 below.

Nov. 10, 2010's Billboard 200 albums top 10

No. 1 – Taylor Swift, Speak Now: 320,000
No. 2 – Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party: 193,000
No. 3 – Sugarland, The Incredible Machine: 60,000
No. 4 – Mariah Carey, Merry Christmas II You: 55,000