Earlier this week, Taylor Swift – possibly the biggest star on the planet as of now – released what happened to be a rather dark music video by her standards, for the second official single ‘I Knew You Were Trouble‘ from her 4th studio album ‘Red‘.
The entire cosmos, of course, fell in love with the video – precisely why the song shoots up 5 spots this week on the Billboard Hot 100 to re-enter the top 10 at # 10 after initially debuting at # 3 eight weeks ago.
You see a video of Taylor Swift scratching her armpits while yodeling would shoot up to # 1 these days – so no surprise here. Just another day in the life of Tay Tay.
And of course, no surprise at all at the news that ‘Red‘ remains the highest selling album in the US for a 5th non-consecutive week, selling another 208,000 units this week. ‘Red‘ blocks the # 1 spot on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart from Bruno Mars, whose sophomore album ‘Unorthodox Jukebox‘ put up a brave battle throughout the week, but eventually had to settle for the # 2 spot selling an impressive 192,000 units this week.
Enough reason for Mars to celebrate though, as ‘Locked Out Of Heaven‘, the first single from ‘Jukebox‘ dominates the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week in a row – his 4th # 1 on the charts.
Impressive, strictly by Bruno Mars’ standards. It’s the week before Christmas y’all. Last year this week, Michael Buble’s ‘Christmas‘ sold over 479,000 units in the US – a clear indication of the pathetic state of affairs as far as album sales are concerned. Buble’s ‘Christmas‘ makes some major moves on the chart this year as well, moving up to # 3 this week behind Swift and Mars, selling 138,000 units this week.
The Billboard Top 10 Singles this week are :
1. Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
2. Diamonds – Rihanna
3. Ho Hey – The Lumineers
4. Die Young – Ke$ha
5. One More Night – Maroon 5
6. I Cry – Flo Rida
7. Beauty And A Beat – Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj
8. Home – Phillip Phillips
9. Some Nights – Fun.
10. I Knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift
The Billboard Top 10 Albums this week are :
1. Red – Taylor Swift
2. Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars
3. Christmas – Michael Buble
4. Take Me Home – One Direction
5. Merry Christmas, Baby – Rod Stewart
6. Jesus Piece – Game
7. The World From The Side Of The Moon – Phillip Phillips
8. Cheers, It’s Christmas – Blake Shelton
9. Girl On Fire – Alicia Keys
10. On This Winter’s Night – Lady Antebellum