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Taylor Swift Reclaims Billboard 200 Throne

In a week without a top 10 debut, Taylor Swift's "Fearless" reclaims the top spot on The Billboard 200, inching up 2-1 thanks to a 29% sales increase to 249,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

"Fearless" debuted at No. 1 five weeks ago with 592,000 and has shifted 1.5 million so far. Last week's chart-topper, Britney Spears' Jive set "Circus," falls to No. 2 with 200,000 (-60%). Beyonce's "I Am ... Sasha Fierce" (Music World/Columbia) holds tight at No. 3 for a second week on a 4% increase to 159,000. With a 17% increase to 156,000, Nickelback's "Dark Horse" (Roadrunner) ascends 5-4.

The Chop Shop/Atlantic soundtrack to "Twilight" climbs 6-5 with 132,000 (-1%) as Kanye West's "808s & Heartbreak" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam) slips 4-6 with 127,000 (-10%). Rebounding 9-7 on a 27% sales boost, the multi-label hits compilation "Now 29" moves 114,000 units. AC/DC's Wal-mart exclusive album "Black Ice" (Columbia) re-enters the top tier 11-8 on a 30% sales increase to 110,000.

The soundtrack to Disney's "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" falls 8-9 despite an 18% sales boost to 107,000. David Cook's self-titled 19 Recordings/RCA debut rounds out the top 10, staying put at No. 10 with 104,000 (+19%).

Music Soulchild's "onmyradio" (Atlantic) debuts at No. 11 with 91,000 copies. The soul/R&B singer has two prior No. 1s, including 2007's "Luvanmusiq."

Entering at No. 12 is Common's "Universal Mind Control" with 82,000. The G.O.O.D./Geffen set comes on the heels of the rapper's 2007 album "Finding Forever," which peaked at No. 1.

Other debuts this week include Brandy's Koch/Epic set "Human" at No. 15 with 73,000 and Avant's fifth, self-titled album from Capitol at No. 26 with 52,000.

[Spotted @ Billboard]

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