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Taylor Swift's 'Red' Going for Third Week at No. 1, Sells 344,000 Second Week


After breaking record sales last week, Taylor Swift's newest album "Red" still stays atop the Billboard 200 chart in its second week as it pulls in sales of 344,000 more copies. The number adds to the album's already impressive selling number of 1.208 million copies, which is the largest sales for an album in its debut week since 2002.

Industry forecasters suggest that the album will spend a third straight week atop the Billboard 200 chart next week, fending off new releases from Aerosmith and Ne-Yo, as well as the new "Now 44" compilation.

The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 14.

"Now 44" looks to be the biggest of this week's new releases -- it's on course for a start around 100,000. While it's too early to tell exactly how many copies of "Red" Swift will sell this week, it should be enough to block "Now 44" from the top.

The last "Now" album, "Now 43," debuted at No. 1 in August with 111,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan.

After the "Now 44" set, we're looking towards returning rock band Aerosmith to lock up the second-largest debut. The veteran act's "Music From Another Dimension" should launch with around 75,000. It's the first album from the group since 2004's blues covers effort "Honkin' On Bobo" debuted and peaked at No. 5 in 2004 with a 161,000 start. Thus, the new album is Aerosmith's first set of original material since way back in 2001, when "Just Push Play" bowed (and peaked) at No. 2 (240,000).

Elsewhere next week, watch for R&B/pop singer/songwriter Ne-Yo to paint the chart "R.E.D." with his newest. It should secure the artist his fifth consecutive top 10 set (his entire output of material) with a bow in the 50,000 to 55,000 range.

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joe_pwnz_pete Re: samesies!8th-Nov-2012 06:29 am (UTC)
idk she has such a nice inflection when she's emphasizing the feeling of a certain part. the part in the story of us where she goes "i've never heard silence QUITE THIS LOUD" really runs chills up my spine. almost as if you can hear the loudness silence FUCK WHAT AM I SAYING (p.s. guys i'm drunk and listening to all kinds of taylor swift rn so feel free to let me when i stop making sense")
shelostcontro1 Re: samesies!8th-Nov-2012 06:31 am (UTC)
i know exactly what youre talking about tbh......
"im not much for dancing" in the last kiss etc.
joe_pwnz_pete Re: samesies!8th-Nov-2012 06:36 am (UTC)
YES! and how her voice sound almost ironic when she sings "but i never planned on you changing your mind"
shelostcontro1 Re: samesies!8th-Nov-2012 06:40 am (UTC)
i could go on tbh lol... basically the acoustic version of state of grace in its entirety (I nev-er saw you cuh-oming)
joe_pwnz_pete Re: samesies!8th-Nov-2012 06:44 am (UTC)
someone explain to me why i don't have the deluxe edition yet pls
wristtattoos Re: samesies!8th-Nov-2012 06:32 am (UTC)
Its ok, bb! I totally know what you mean :-) I think she sings so well bc she's a songwriter first...if that makes sense

I love hwo everyone commenting in here is high or drunk rn lol
joe_pwnz_pete Re: samesies!8th-Nov-2012 06:37 am (UTC)
that makes perfect sense because those songs really MEAN something to her because their about her ~own emotions~ so she will always get the inflection perfect.
shelostcontro1 Re: samesies!8th-Nov-2012 06:41 am (UTC)
the sad thing is i am stone cold sober rofl. oh and one month shy of 25. what does that make me rofl~
wristtattoos Re: samesies!8th-Nov-2012 06:47 am (UTC)
Me too bb! Happy early 25th!....I'm kinda freaking out tbh lol
swissbeauty23 Re: samesies!8th-Nov-2012 06:49 am (UTC)
no you're right, she always gets me with those little lines and moments. her songwriting is quietly brilliant.
iamalreadyinuse Re: samesies!8th-Nov-2012 01:30 pm (UTC)
i know exactly what you mean. I love how she says "loud."
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