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Britney Spears' album sales decline rapidly

Taylor Swift knocks pop star off top of US chart

Britney Spears Pic: PA Photos
Britney Spears' new album 'Circus' has been knocked off the top of the US Billboard chart by Taylor Swift after only a week at the Number One spot.

The pop star's latest effort fell to the Number Two position and saw a 60 percent decline in sales Stateside, dropping from 505,000 to 200,000.

Meanwhile, Swift's 'Fearless' sold 249,000 copies in its fifth week on the charts, reclaiming the top position.

Beyonce took the Number Three spot with 'I Am…Sasha Fierce', selling 159,000 copies.

The three artists also hold the record for the biggest debuts by female artists this year.

Nickelback and the 'Twilight' soundtrack, featuring various artists including Muse and Paramore, rounded out the Top Five.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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