Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ Reigns at #1, ‘Les Misérables’ Soundtrack Jumps to #2

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Could the ‘Les Misérables’ Soundtrack Dethrone Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart?

Happy New Year everyone! 2013 is officially here and I’ve decided to get out of my bed and write my first article of the year for you guys. January is a very special month for me here at Sinuous, and you’ll see why in a few weeks.

Kicking off the year’s first album sales news, we find Taylor Swift still sitting at the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart for a seventh non-consecutive week, with Red selling 241,000 copies in the week ending December 30, 2012. The album was projected to sell at least 225,000, which was still just enough to put it in the #1 spot.

Coming in at #2 on the chart is the Les Miserables: Highlights soundtrack, which was released on Friday, December 21, just four days before the film arrived in U.S. movie theaters. The soundtrack managed to sell 136,000 copies, which not only saw a 218% sales gain, but also moved it from its #33 debut.

Rounding out the top five on the chart this week are One Direction‘s Take Me Home at #3 with 120,000, Bruno Mars’ Unorthodox Jukebox at #4 with 110,000, and T.I.‘s Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head at #5 with 74,000.




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