Taylor Swift spends third week atop Billboard 200 chart

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Taylor Swift performs at the 58th Grammy Awards, February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, February 14, 2016. Swift surprised fans on December 9, 2016 by releasing her first new music in two years, a duet with former One Direction member Zayn Malik.

Taylor Swift performs at the 58th Grammy Awards, February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, February 14, 2016. Swift surprised fans on December 9, 2016 by releasing her first new music in two years, a duet with former One Direction member Zayn Malik.

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Taylor Swift performs at the 58th Grammy Awards, February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, February 14, 2016. Swift surprised fans on December 9, 2016 by releasing her first new music in two years, a duet with former One Direction member Zayn Malik.

Taylor Swift performs at the 58th Grammy Awards, February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, February 14, 2016. Swift surprised fans on December 9, 2016 by releasing her first new music in two years, a duet with former One Direction member Zayn Malik.

LOS ANGELES - Taylor Swift held onto her throne atop the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart for a third consecutive week on Monday.

Swift&39;s Reputation record sold another 147,000 album units in the week ending November 30, according to figures from Nielsen Music.

At number two this week acapella group Pentatonix&39;s festive album A Pentatonix Christmas, while British singer Sam Smith&39;s latest album The Thrill of it All held steady at number three.

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The only new entry in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart this week was a collaborative album by rappers Jadakiss and Fabolous, Friday on Elm Street, opening at number 10.

The Billboard 200 chart tallies units from album sales, song sales (10 songs equal one album) and streaming activity (1,500 streams equal one album).

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On the Digital Songs chart, which measures online single sales, Ed Sheeran&39;s love song "Perfect" climbed to number one from three with nearly 60,000 copies sold.

The singer released a new version of "Perfect" on December 1, in which he duets with Beyonce. As of Monday, the song is at the top of the US iTunes chart and has been viewed nearly 22 million times on YouTube.