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Taylor Swift's CD Makes Biggest Sales Debut Since 2005

Photo Courtesy - Big Machine Records(LOS ANGELES) -- Taylor Swift's Speak Now has spoken. The disc sold a whopping 1,047,000 copies in its first week in stores, according to Nielsen Soundscan. That's the biggest first-week sales for an album since 2005, when 50 Cent's The Massacre debuted with 1,141,000 copies.

Taylor also is leading the charge for female artists -- she's the first female artist to sell over a million one week since Britney Spears did it ten years ago with Oops! I Did It Again. That album sold 1,319,000 copies in a week. Overall, just four women have sold a million-plus in a week since 1991, when Soundscan started keeping track of album sales: Taylor, Britney, Whitney Houston and Norah Jones.

Since 1991, only 16 albums in total have sold at least a million copies in a week. The last time it happened was back in 2008, when Lil Wayne's album Tha Carter III sold 1,006,000 copies. The all-time record, likely never to be repeated, is the one-week tally of 2,416,000 copies in a single week, held by 'N Sync's 2000 album No Strings Attached.

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Joey Fatone Starts Twitter Campaign for 'N SYNC Glee Tribute Show 

Photo Courtesy - Sony Music Entertainment'N SYNC's Joey Fatone has started a Twitter campaign to get his group's music on Fox's show Glee, and his own self on it, too, in a cameo appearance.  He wrote last Tuesday night, "Glee was good, but I think my [expletive] needs to get on that show and be a teacher, or something in the background!" He then urged his fans, "Let @GleeonFox know how you feel...either do an 'N SYNC ep, or have me on there.  That would be a blast!"

Fatone told People magazine, "I mentioned it on Twitter and everyone is re-tweeting it, and saying, 'That would be great!'  I love acting and I like to sing.  It'd be perfect!"  As for what 'N SYNC songs should appear on the show, Joey tells People that "Bye Bye Bye' and "It's Gonna Be Me" are likely candidates, but adds, "You never know...they can go so many ways to tell their stories with our songs."

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Justin Bieber Matches 'N SYNC Chart Record

Photo Courtesy - Island Def JamThis week, Justin Bieber's My World 2.0 marks its 27th straight week in the top 10 on the album chart.  In fact, the album's only been on the chart for 27 weeks total, and it's never left the top 10 throughout that time.  That means that Bieber has now matched a record set by another group of teen idols.  Yahoo!'s Chart Beat column reports the last album to spend its first 27 weeks in the top 10 was 'N SYNC's No Strings Attached, back in 2000.

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