Michael Buble Keeps ‘Christmas’ Alive On The Album Chart
This week, the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart says goodbye to Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto and Rihanna’s Talk That Talk (which drops out after only two weeks in the upper tier). Meanwhile, following his televised A Michael Buble Christmas special last week, Canadian crooner Michael Buble sees his Christmas LP increase its sales by a whopping 64% from the previous frame and maintain its #1 chart position on the strength of 479,000 more copies moved.
At #2 on the Top 200, the Black Keys lead the week’s debuts with their seventh album El Camino (206,000), which was co-produced by the duo and Danger Mouse. They’re followed by Amy Winehouse at #5 with her posthumous collection Lioness: Hidden Treasures (114,000). Billboard notes that this is the highest debut position for a Winehouse album (though, really, she only had two).
Rounding out the debuts in the upper reaches of the chart this week are Glee: The Music, Season 3: Volume 7 at #9 (58,000) and Korn’s The Path Of Totality at #10 (55,000). And while the Glee cast has now racked up 13 Top 10 releases overall, this marks the lowest debut sales week for the show’s regular Volume series.
The Top 10 Of Billboard’s Top 200 Chart
1. Michael Buble, Christmas *3 weeks*
2. The Black Keys, El Camino *new*
3. Adele, 21
4. Justin Bieber, Under The Mistletoe
5. Amy Winehouse, Lioness: Hidden Treasures *new*
6. Andrea Bocelli, Concerto: One Night In Central Park
7. Drake, Take Care
8. Nickelback, Here And Now
9. Glee Cast, Glee: The Music, Season 3: Volume 7 *new*
10. Korn, The Path Of Totality *new*
Michael Buble’s Christmas is out now on 143/Reprise Records. Purchase it at eMusic.