Jason Aldean Has the Top-Selling Album for All Genres

Only Mumford & Sons had better debut-week sales for an album released in 2012.

Jason Aldean led a country invasion of the all-genre Billboard 200 chart by selling 409,000 copies of his new album, Night Train, in its debut week.

And that's a monster number. How big?

Jason had the second-highest-selling debut week of any artist this year, coming in second to the bluegrass-influenced Mumford & Sons, whose Babel sold 600,000 copies in its debut week earlier this month.

On the charts, Mumford & Sons is at No. 2, and R&B artist Brandy is at No. 3 with her new album, Two Eleven.

Scotty McCreery resides at No. 4 with 41,000 copies sold of his new holiday release, Christmas With Scotty McCreery. And Jamey Johnson occupies the No. 5 spot with his album of songwriter Hank Cochran compositions, Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran.

And it looks like country music artists won't be letting go of that Billboard 200 top spot anytime soon: Taylor Swift is expected to pass the 1 million mark in her first-week sales for Red.

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