Taylor Swift Stays On Top Of The Album Chart With ‘1989’, Mary J. Blige’s ‘London Sessions’ Has Top 10 Debut

Robbie Daw | December 10, 2014 10:48 am
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These days, another week just means a further stretch at the top of the Billboard 200 for Taylor Swift‘s 1989. As mentioned before, Billboard has changed its chart methodology for the main album roundup to include official streams as well as sales, so if you need a refresher on how all that works, just go here. Altogether, 1989 racked up another 274 units, which put it well ahead of the 221,000 runner-up That’s Christmas To Me by Pentatonix did.

There isn’t too much else of note this week other than a light flurry of other holiday LPs making their way back into the Top 10 (mainly Idina Menzel‘s Holiday Wishes at #6 and Michael Buble‘s old chestnut Christmas at #7), plus AC/DC debuting at #3 with Rock Or Bust while Mary J. Blige enters with The London Sessions, one of Idolator’s picks for our 10 Best Albums  Of 2014 list.

The Top 10 of the Billboard 200:

1. Taylor Swift, 1989 *5 weeks*
2. Pentatonix, That’s Christmas To Me
3. AC/DC, Rock Or Bust *new*
4. Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour
5. One Direction, Four
6. Idina Menzel, Holiday Wishes
7. Michael Buble, Christmas
8. Garth Brooks, Man Against Machine
9. Mary J. Blige, The London Sessions *new*
10. Soundtrack, Frozen

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