|Adele (Reuters file photo)
Canadian music stores suffered from the post-Christmas blues as sales took a typical tumble in the last week of 2011.
According to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan, six of the artists in the top 10 saw their sales decrease significantly, with Michael Buble's massive holiday disc taking the biggest hit on the album charts.
"Christmas," No. 1 last week, failed to keep spreading the cheer, sinking from 101,000 last week to just 4,000 in between Christmas and New Year’s -- a drop of 96%. It ended up all the way down at No. 19.
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Closer to the top, Adele's hit disc "21" took No. 1 honours, moving just over 24,000 copies, and LMFAO’s "Sorry For Party Rocking" (16,000) made some noise, cruising up two spots to No. 2.
Meanwhile, Coldplay's "Mylo Xyloto" ballooned up five notches to No. 3, selling 13,000 copies, and Nickelback's "Here and Now" came up one to No. 4.
Toronto rapper Drake re-entered the top 10 at No. 5, Rihanna's "Talk the Talk" moved from No. 7 to No. 6, and the Black Keys' "El Camino" went up three slots to No. 7.
Hipsters Foster the People spent their first time in the top 10 at No. 8 with "Torches," Hedley's "Storms" rained down at No. 9, and the "MuchDance 2012" compilation hung on at No. 10.
In the U.S., Adele's "21" spent its 14th non-consecutive week on top, followed by Drake in second, Young Jeezy's "TM103: Hustlerz Ambition" in third, Lady Antebellum's "Own the Night" in fourth, and LMFAO's "Sorry For Party Rocking" in fifth.