Swift At No. 1 In Record-Low Week

Swift At No. 1 In Record-Low Week

Swift At No. 1 In Record-Low Week
Taylor Swift
's Speak Now is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a sixth non-consecutive week with sales of 52,000 units, marking the lowest sales total for a chart-topping album since Neilsen SoundScan's data system was implemented in 1991. The second lowest-selling No. 1 album is the Dreamgirls soundtrack, which sold more than 60,000 units in January 2007. Overall album sales this week totaled 5.4 million units, down 24 percent from last week, and down 8 percent compared to the same point in 2010. (1/13)

NAACP Nods Announced, Twain In Canada Music Hall Of Fame
GRAMMY winners Sade, Usher and Kanye West are among the multiple nominees in the recording categories for the 42nd annual NAACP Image Awards. Sade received four nominations, including Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Album for Soldier Of Love; Usher and West received two nods each, including one in the latter category for Raymond V Raymond and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, respectively. Other artists picking up nominations include Eminem and Rihanna, Cee Lo Green, Herbie Hancock, Bruno Mars, and Mavis Staples. In related news, GRAMMY winner Shania Twain will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, joining past inductees Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, among others. Twain will be honored at the 2011 Juno Awards March 27 in Toronto. (1/13)
 

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