For the first time since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking music sales in 1991, the same album finishes as the United States' best-seller for a second year. Adele's "21" triumphed in 2011 and ruled again in 2012.
Industry sources are forecasting that Taylor Swift's latest album, "Red," is on track to possibly spend a sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The album could move between 260,000 and 290,000 by the end of the tracking week on Dec. 23.
More than a year after its release, Michael Buble's blockbuster "Christmas" album is on the comeback trail -- and heading for No. 2 on next week’s Billboard 200 albums chart. It could sell upwards of 150,000 to 160,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Dec. 16, according to industry forecasters. But Taylor Swift's "Red” will likely spend a fifth non-consecutive week at No. 1.