Country Album Chart News For October 31, 2012: Taylor Swift's "Red" Sells 1.2 Million; Aldean's "Night Train" Gold In 2 weeks

Taylor Swift breaks female singer records for opening sales weeks, surpassing Lady Gaga with Red without major store sale discounts! Jason Aldean goes Gold in 2nd week! Lady Antebellum debuts! 1/3 of the Top 33 albums in America are Country Music related recordings! See the top 10 #s here Now!

Breaking and setting all kinds of records, Taylor Swift Debuts this week with Red moving 1.209 million copies (after rounding up). She sold over 464,000 copies at iTunes alone, breaking the record held by Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto. Red also set a sales mark for one week at Target where the deluxe edition helped the retailer sell 396,000 copies.  Jason Aldean sits at #2 this week with 116k more copies sold, bringing his sales to 525,000 after two weeks. Lady Antebellum debuts in the Billboard Hot 200 Top 10 with sales of 25k of their 2013 Holiday release On This Winter's Night. Little Big Town sits just outside the Top 10 with Tornado.

Christmas With Scotty finds Scotty McCreery at #15 this week with sales totlas now at 59,000. Still, the best-selling Christmas Album for 2012 thus far. Former #1 album Blown Away sits at #20 on the Hot 200 this week (it's #6 in country music's Top 10) while Luke Bryan sits at #8 with Tailgates and Tanlines, a record which has now moved 1.5 million copies. Hunter Hayes sits at #9 with Hunter Hayes now having moved 314,000 copies while Jamey Johnson's Livin For A Song  sits at #9 with his two week sales now a solid 44,000 for the traditional country tribute album. these 9 albums represent nearly a third of the Top 30 albums this week with the lone country Top 10, Eric Church's Chief - a 1.1 million seller - sitting at #36.  

Note: Next week, we'll have post-CMA Awards and Toby Keith Hope On The Rocks sales data for you with our 5 notables as well.

LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total

NEW 1 Taylor Swift Red 1,209,000 1,209,000

1 3 Jason Aldean Night Train 116,000 525,000

NEW 9 Lady Antebellum On This Winter's Night 25,000 25,000

8 11 Little Big Town Tornado 21,000 293,000

4 15 Scotty McCreery Christmas With Scotty 18,000 59,000

25 20 Carrie Underwood Blown Away 15,000 879,000

27 24 Luke Bryan Tailgates & Tanlines 13,000 1,506,000

31 26 Hunter Hayes Hunter Hayes 12,000 314,000

5 29 Jamey Johnson Livin' For A Song 12,000 44,000

38 36 Eric Church Chief 10,000 1,108,000