Jason Aldean takes Billboard No. 1, Swift's Red storming
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Country singer Jason Aldean drove straight to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday with his latest album Night Train, while country-pop darling Taylor Swift's new release is already storming its way to a high debut.
Aldean's fifth studio album notched 409,000 copies in its first week of release according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan, landing the singer his first No. 1 album. It was also the second-largest debut of the year, behind Mumford & Son's Babel, which debuted with 600,000 copies earlier this month.
Babel slipped to No. 2 this week when it sold 73,000 copies after a three-week reign at the top of the charts.
Aldean's time at No.1 is likely to be short-lived as Swift's Red is already selling at a fast pace.