Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Dec. 27 – Jan. 2

This week saw little changes on both of Billboard’s country charts. Taylor Swift and Tim Mcgraw held onto their number one positions for another week. See which other artists follow the superstars in this week’s Chart Flash.

For another week, Taylor Swift’s Speak Now is once again the top selling album in the country. Taylor sold an additional 77,000 copies of the cd. In addition to holding down the top spot, Taylor was named the biggest selling artist of the year for 2010, a feat that she also accomplished back in 2008. Once again following Swift at number two is Jason Aldean with his fourth studio release, My Kinda Party. Moving up one spot this week to number three is Rascal Flatts’ Nothing Like This while Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now lands at number four this week. Rounding out this weeks’ top five albums is Sugarland’s The Incredible Machine.

On the Hot Country Songs chart, Tim McGraw’s “Felt Good On My Lips” spends a second week atop the chart. Stuck in the number two position for another week is Jason Aldean with his smash hit, “My Kinda Party.” Following closely at number three is Carrie Underwood with “Mama’s Song” while Kenny Chesney stays at number four with “Somewhere With You.” Moving up into the top five this week is Keith Urban’s latest hit, “Put You in a Song,” which rounds out the top five songs in the country.

This week saw the debut of three new songs which were led by Ashton Shepherd’s “Look It Up” at no. 55. Following Shepherd are Trace Adkins’ “Brown Chicken Brown Cow” at no. 57 and Faith Hill’s “Give In To Me” at no. 60. This week’s biggest leap comes from Miranda Lambert’s “Heart Like Mine” which jumps up 14 spots to number 44 this week.

Next week should once again see little movement in the charts as there are no major album releases to report this week. On the singles chart, it’ll be interesting to see if Jason Aldean can finally breakthrough to the top of the charts with “My Kinda Party” or if Tim McGraw will hold him off once again. Find out in next week’s Chart Flash.

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