Adele Has Her Best Sales Week Ever
Last-minute shoppers gave Adele’s 21 one last kick in the pants on the charts ending Christmas Day, which saw the Grammy-nominee’s best sales week ever in the 45th week of release. (The disc was stuffed into 399,000 stockings.) That brings 21 up to 5.68 million copies sold, far and away 2011’s highest seller (unless Michael Buble miraculously manages to sell over 3 million copies of his holiday LP post-Christmas — highly unlikely). But the SNL performer did manage to claim the charts’ top slot for the fifth week running, getting stragglers into the Christmas spirit with 467,000 copies sold, surpassing Lady Gaga’s Born This Way to become the year’s second highest-selling album.
The week’s only debut to reach the Top 10 was Young Jeezy’s TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition, pulling in to a none-too-shabby #3 position. And thanks to a drastic price reduction on Amazon, Rihanna’s Talk That Talk talked its way back into the Top 10 at #7.
The Top 10 Of Billboard’s Top 200 Chart
1. Michael Buble, Christmas *5 weeks* 2. Adele, 21 3. Young Jeezy, TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition *new* 4.Justin Bieber, Under The Mistletoe 5. Drake, Take Care 6. Lady Antebellum, Own The Night 7. Rihanna, Talk That Talk 8. Nickelback, Here And Now 9. The Black Keys, El Camino 10. Various Artists, NOW 40
In case you want to get a jump on your 2012 holiday spirit, Michael Buble’s Christmas is out now on 143/Reprise Records. Purchase it at eMusic.