Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Jan. 3 – Jan. 9

For a third week in a row Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw top Billboard’s country charts. Find out if there was any movement in throughout the charts in this week’s Chart Flash.

On the Country Albums chart, Taylor Swift’s Speak Now reigns supreme as it sells another 52,000 copies this week and passes the 3 million mark in just 11 weeks. Holding strong at number two is Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party which passes the 700,000 copies sold mark this week. Making a big-time leap into the top three is the Country Strong Soundtrack which sees a huge sales jump due to the film’s nation wide release. Coming in at number four is Lady Antebellum’s Christmas EP, A Merry Little Christmas, while their sophomore album, Need You Now, rounds out the top five.

Over on the Hot Country Songs chart, Tim McGraw’s “Felt Good On My Lips” continues to be the top country song country for a third straight week. Moving up to number 2 this week is Carrie Underwood with her latest smash hit, “Mama’s Song.” Coming in at number three is Kenny Chesney with his recent single, “Somewhere With You,” while Keith Urban moves up to number four with “Put You In a Song.” Rounding out the top five songs is Chris Young with his latest top five hit, “Voices.”

This week’s debut singles are led by Rascal Flatts’ latest release, “I Won’t Let Go,” which comes in at no. 45. Following the trio is Steve Holy with his recent single, “Love Don’t Run,” at no. 58 and Leann Rimes’ “Crazy Women” at no. 60.

This week we’ll see the numbers Steel Magnolia’s debut album posted in its first week of release which could knock off Taylor Swift’s Speak Now from the top of the albums chart. On the singles chart, early numbers look like Kenny Chesney could leap into the top spot. We’ll sort out all the drama in next week’s Chart Flash!

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