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Allan falls from the top

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 – Gary Allan is no longer number one on the charts. He was displaced by Justin Bieber.

Bieber will have the number one disc when the chart is out on Thursday with "Believe Acoustic," which sold 211,000 units. Allan's "Set You Free" will fall to eighth with 34,000 units sold, down 68 percent. Americana at The Lumineers were ninth with 32,000 units sold, down 34 percent. Taylor Swift was 10th with "Red" at 29,000 units, down 15 percent.

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