Taylor Swift Makes Bruno Mars See ‘Red’ On The Album Chart, Ke$ha Plunges Out Of Top 10

Robbie Daw | December 19, 2012 10:52 am

Glitter enthusiast Ke$ha keeps adding more and more woes to her list. Last week she saw her second LP Warrior settle for a lackluster #6 debut on the Billboard Top 200, after selling a so-so 85,000 copies. Then her unfortunately-titled single “Die Young” was yanked from radio playlists nationwide, following the recent elementary school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. Now it appears as if Warrior has gone hunting in the lower reaches of the chart, as it’s dropped out of the Top 10 in its second week.

Taylor Swift‘s Red, meanwhile, retains the top spot on the album tally for a fifth non-consecutive week, after selling another 208,000 copies. This causes Bruno Mars to enter in the runner-up position with his second LP Unorthodox Jukebox (192,000).

On a final note, Billboard points out that One Direction‘s sophomore album Take Me Home (#4) has now crossed the million mark as far as copies sold, making it their second LP to do so this year (following Up All Night, which stands at 1.5 million copies).

Invest the money wisely, lads.

The Top 10 Of Billboard’s Top 200 Chart

1. Taylor Swift, Red *5 weeks*
2. Bruno Mars, Unorthodox Jukebox *new*
3. Michael Buble, Christmas
4. One Direction, Take Me Home
5. Rod Stewart, Merry Christmas, Baby
6. Game, Jesus Piece *new*
7. Phillip Phillips, The World From The Side Of The Moon
8. Blake Shelton, Cheers, It’s Christmas
9. Alicia Keys, Girl On Fire
10. Lady Antebellum, On This Winter’s Night