Taylor Swift Continues 'Fearless' 'Billboard' Reign

'Notorious' soundtrack debuts at #4, behind Beyoncé and Nickelback.

Stop us if you've heard this one before: [artist id="2389485"]Taylor Swift's[/artist] [article id="1602675"]Fearless will top next week's Billboard albums chart[/article].

The country crossover princess sold 63,300 copies of her sophomore album to top the chart for the seventh week (and sixth in a row). That's a feat that hasn't been accomplished since [artist id="1270"]Usher's[/artist] Confessions spent nine weeks at #1 back in 2004. Fearless has sold more than 2.3 million copies since being released in November.

All-in-all, it was a slow week for album sales. [artist id="1236911"]Beyoncé's[/artist] I Am ... Sasha Fierce landed at #2, selling just over 49,200 copies. [artist id="1236911"]Nickelback's[/artist] Dark Horse follows at #3, with sales of more than 46,400 copies.

The week's biggest debut belongs to the [article id="1601325"]"Notorious" soundtrack[/article], which sold more than 42,900 copies to bow at #4. The accompaniment to the [artist id="13432"]Biggie[/artist] biopic -- which features some of rapper's biggest hits, plus tracks from [artist id="1269"]Jay-Z[/artist] (featuring [artist id="2990655"]Santogold[/artist]) and [artist id="21433"]Faith Evans[/artist] -- becomes the fifth soundtrack to debut in the top five over the past year, according to SoundScan. Speaking of movie tunes, A.R. Rahman's Golden Globe-winning "Slumdog Millionaire" soundtrack posted a 116 percent rise in sales (bumping up to #16) after last week's awards show.

Rounding out the top 10 are [artist id="1230523"]Kanye West's[/artist] 808s & Heartbreak at #5, with sales of more than 39,500 copies, the omnipresent "Twilight" soundtrack at #6 (36,000 copies), [artist id="501686"]Britney Spears'[/artist] Circus at #7 (34,000 copies), [artist id="7590"]Jamie Foxx's[/artist] Intuition at #8 (31,400 copies) and. [artist id="1244412"]Keyshia Cole's[/artist] Different Me at #9 (31,300). Perhaps benefitting from the return of "American Idol," [artist id="3080428"]David Cook's[/artist] self-titled debut posted a 58 percent jump in sales to land at #10, with sales of more than 30,600 copies.

Other debuts on this next week's chart include the [artist id="3033671"]Derek Trucks Band's[/artist] Already Free at #19, [artist id="1206131"]Heather Headley's[/artist] Audience of One at #27 and (hed) p.e.'s New World Orphans at #72.

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