As expected, Taylor Swift scored big on the digital songs chart this week as her new single, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," debuts at #1 with a whopping 623,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the largest digital sales week ever for a song by a woman, and the second-best digital sales week overall. Flo Rida's "Right Round" is the only bigger selling track, as it shifted 636,000 copies when it was released in 2009. The new song also scored Swift her first #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She had previously reached #2 twice, with "You Belong With Me" in 2009 and "Today Was a Fairytale" in 2010.
Back on the album sales chart, Rapper 2 Chainz bows at #1 with his debut studio album, Based on a T.R.U. Story. The set shifted 147,000 copies to claim the top spot, according to SoundScan. Last week's #1 album, the Now 43 compilation, falls to #2 this week with 75,000, while Rick Ross'God Forgives, I Don't sits at #3 with 43,000 sold. Rap duo Insane Clown Posse enters the chart at #4 with their latest work, Mighty Death Pop, selling 41,000 and matching their highest rank on the chart. Maroon 5's Overexposed is the #5 album this week with 36,000 in sales.
In the back half of the Top 10, Justin Bieber's Believe is #6 with 35,000 and One Direction's Up All Night is #7 with 29,000. At #8, Adele's 21 spends its 78th consecutive week in the Top 10, putting it into a three-way tie for third place for the longest run in Top 10 history. Def Leppard's Hysteria and Michael Jackson's Thriller also spent 78 weeks in the Top 10, according to Billboard.com. The only albums with more weeks in the Top 10 are Bruce Springsteen's Born In the U.S.A. (84 weeks between 1984 and 1986) and the soundtrack to The Sound of Music (109 weeks between 1965 and 1967). Zac Brown Band's Uncaged is #9 this week with 25,000, and Yellowcard's new album, Southern Air, debuts at #10 with 23,000 units sold.