Taylor Swift Proves A Hit Ain’t What It Used To Be

Last week, country music's Taylor Swift topped the Billboard 200 with just 62,000 in sales according to Nielson Soundscan – a 32% drop over the previous week. Charlie Wilson sold  58,000 in his second week and The Fray was third at 53,000. All the rest of the Top 10 sold less than 50,000 units.

The number of copies that an album needs to move to hit #1 varies according to competition each week and there are still weeks where sales must be in the 200,000 range. But gone it's clear, a hit ain't what it used to be.

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  1. Remember:
    My personal opinion: There is so much great music out there by unknowns one can download for free, most folks don ‘t really care if what’s on their i-pod is a label star or just an indie person producing great tunes.
    This is good for all of music, but, not so good for the labels.

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