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Meghan Trainor ends Taylor Swift's album chart run with big first week

Meghan Trainor's new album has rocketed to the top of the charts with the biggest opening sales week for a debut from a woman in over half a decade.

The pop star's Title crashes in at number one on the Billboard 200 countdown with 238,000 opening-week sales.


The last woman to start a chart run with a bigger first week was Susan Boyle, who topped the charts in November, 2009, with 701,000 sales of I Dreamed a Dream.


Title knocks Taylor Swift's 1989 off the top of the countdown. The Shake It Off singer's 2014 release, which has spent a total of eight weeks at number one, slides to two, while the latest Kidz Bop compilation debuts at three.


Ironically, the hits package features covers of both Swift's Shake It Off and Trainor's All About That Bass.


Brits Ed Sheeran and Mark Ronson round out the new top five with X and Uptown Special, respectively.


Meanwhile, on the Hot 100 singles chart, Ronson's Uptown Funk lands a third week at number one, ahead of Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud at two. Swift's Blank Space drops a spot to three, while her Shake It Off returns to the top five at five.