Taylor Swift’s Red Returns To Number One
Looks like Taylor Swift is having a pretty happy New Year. Because of the holiday sales, her album Red has returned to the number one spot on the Billboard charts for a seventh non-consecutive week, making it the best-selling country album of last year. The people who crunch the numbers told us that ‘Red’ sold 241,000 units in the final week of 2012 — 54% of which were download-only sales. Digital sales received a massive boost from a special holiday promotion during which Amazon MP3 discounted the title to $1.99 as part of a Gold Box promotion on Dec. 24. It’s also likely that Swift’s sales spiked in part due to fans spending gift cards they received for Christmas. It looks like Red is going to be the third album to spend at least six weeks in the number one spot, making Swift the first artist to accomplish that since the Beatles placed seven strait albums at numero uno for six weeks or more fifty years ago. Or so they tell me.