As expected, Michael Buble has the holiday season locked up on the Top 200 with his festive LP Christmas, which posts a second week at #1 after sales of 293,000 copies. The breakout holly jolly hit this year, Billboard points out that the album has now crossed the million mark as far as copies sold to date. Looks like Michael’s stocking is going to be stuffed with royalty checks!
Several albums rebound this week, beginning with Adele’s 21 (144,000). The London diva received six Grammy nominations last week, and her sophomore LP flies back up from #7 to #2, following its lone week spent outside the Top 5 this year.
Justin Bieber, who joined his fellow Canadian on last night’s A Michael Buble Christmas special, also sees his holiday effort Under The Mistletoe (133,000) move up three positions to #3. With Bieber and Buble’s LP’s both having hit #1 in 2011, this is the first year that two Christmas albums made it to the top since 1957, when Elvis Presley’s Elvis’ Christmas Album and Bing Crosby’s Merry Christmas both capped the Top 200.
Elsewhere, Andrea Bocelli’s Concerto: One Night In Central Park (#8, 61,000), the NOW 40 compilation (#9, 48,000) and Lady Antebellum’s Own The Night (#10, 48,000) all climb back into the Top 10, while Trey Songz’s EP Inevitable debuts at #23 (27,000) and Hot Chelle Rae’s Whatever arrives at #48 (18,000).
The Top 10 Of Billboard’s Top 200 Chart
1. Michael Buble, Christmas *2 weeks*
2. Adele, 21
3. Justin Bieber, Under The Mistletoe
4. Drake, Take Care
5. Nickelback, Here And Now
6. Mary J. Blige, My Life II: The Journey Continues, Act I
7. Rihanna, Talk That Talk
8. Andrea Bocelli, Concerto: One Night In Central Park
9. Various Artists, NOW 40
10. Lady Antebellum, Own The Night
Michael Buble’s Christmas is out now on 143/Reprise Records. Purchase it at eMusic.