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Taylor Swift now has the two best album-sales weeks of 2014.
After selling 1.287 million copies of 1989 in its first week, Swift held on to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard albums chart this week, selling 402,000 copies. Even though that’s a 69% drop in sales, it’s still ahead of the debut for Coldplay’s Ghost Stories, which sold 383,000 copies its first week out in May.
Bette Midler had the week’s highest debut, according to Billboard, landing at No. 3 with It’s the Girls. Calvin Harris’ Motion entered the chart at No. 5. The Now 52 compilation held its No. 2 spot from the previous week.
Jason Aldean had the week’s best-selling country album, moving 35,000 copies of Old Boots, New Dirt, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Though that was a drop of 17% from the previous week, it still was enough to move him from No. 5 to No. 4 on Billboard‘s main album chart.