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Taylor Swift’s Red album tops the Worldwide Albums Chart
Country American star Taylor Swift is back to the top. Herfourth studio set, “Red”, sold 348.000 copies last week, topping the Worldwide Albums Chart for the third time. The album also tops the Billboard 200 chart in USA, selling 241.000 copies. The secondBruno Mars’ studio album, “Unorthodox Jukebox”, number two last week, falls to number four with 297.000 copies. The first single from “Unorthodox”, “Locked Out Of Heaven”, reached again the top ofWorldwide Singles Chart. Outside of top 10 is the veteran rock band The Rolling Stones, that holds their greatest hits former, “GRRR!”, at number 12 in its seventh week at chart, released to celebrate the50 year anniversary of the band.
The Justin Bieber’s second studio set “Believe” jumps to number twenty one, but with a 85.14% despite in sales, selling 86.000 copies. Bieber also repeat the albumsales success in the Billboard Hot 100, after the tree Top 10 singles, “Boyfriend”, [#2], “As Long As You Love Me”, [#6] and last “Beauty and a Beat”, [#5]. “Long” and “Beauty” also features rapperformances, by Big Sean and Nicki Minaj, respectively. Other Canadian singer, Celine Dion, falls thirteen positions to number nineteen, with other 70.000 copies of her latest album, “Sans Atendre”.
Topalbums in UK, Olly Murs’ “Right Place, Right Time” and Calvin Harris’ “18 Months” also appeared in the frame. Murs’ third album sold 68.000 copies and Harris’ set 61.000. Calvis and Olly also toppedthe UK singles chart last year with his collaborations. The second singer tops that chart with “Troublemaker”, song that features a FloRida’s rap. Closing the Top 40 is Kelly Clarkson’s “Greatest HitsChapter 1”, that sold 54.000 copies.
Worldwide Albums Chart:
Pos. Artist Album Sales
1 Taylor Swift Red 348.000
2 One Direction Take Me Home 318.000
3 Michael Bublé Christmas 314.000