Taylor’s No. 1! Lady A’s Trip Platinum!

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We get lots of news about country artists’ chart positions and sales successes here at Country Weekly.

For instance, it’s probably no surprise that Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now,” the title track from her upcoming album, is now the best selling song on iTunes in any genre after it was released on Tuesday. Taylor sold 85,600 downloads on that day alone.

You may have heard the Lady Antebellum second album, Need You Now, has now sold more than 3 million copies.

And sibling group The Band Perry just passed digital sales of half a million for their single “If I Die Young.”

But did you know that Mel Tillis now sits at No. 11 on Billboard’s comedy chart with his album, You Ain’t Gonna Believe This?

“My publicist called me and said, ‘Hey Mel, you ain’t gonna believe this!’ and I said, ‘What?’” Tillis said in a press release.

“And he said, ‘You’ve debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard comedy chart,’ and I said, 'That’s real good but I didn’t even know there was one!’”

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