Buble sets 2011 sales mark

Michael Buble (QMI Agency file photo)

Michael Buble (QMI Agency file photo)

, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:59 PM ET

Michael Buble may want to think about releasing holiday albums every year.

The Vancouver superstar notched the best sales week of 2011, racking up an astonishing 92,000 copies of "Christmas," according to Nielsen SoundScan numbers.

Buble far surpassed the previous sales week champ, Lady Gaga, who ratcheted up 81,000 copies of "Born This Way" during the last week of May.

It is the biggest one week sales total for any album since AC/DC’s "Black Ice" sold 119,000 copies in October 2008 and the biggest one week sales total for a Canadian artist since Gregory Charles’ "I Think Of You" sold 93,000 copies in October 2006.

"Christmas" has now sold 344,000 copies since its release seven weeks ago.


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He was also the top dog south of the border for a third consecutive week, selling 479,000 copies in the U.S., according to Billboard.com.

Back here, the biggest debut of the week went to rock duo the Black Keys, whose critically acclaimed seventh album, "El Camino," checked in at No. 3 with sales on 27,000.

Adele's "21" was in between at No. 2, selling 28,000, While Justin Bieber's "Under the Mistletoe" held steady at No. 4.

Amy Winehouse's posthumous effort "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" cruised into No. 5, Nickelback's "Here and Now" sank three levels to No. 6, and the "MuchDance 2012" compilation came up one to No. 7.

The rest of the top ten were as follows: LMFAO's "Sorry for Party Rocking" at No. 8, and Rihanna's "Talk That Talk" at No. 9, and Francois Perusse's "Tome 8" at No. 10.

In the U.S., the Black Keys placed second, followed by Adele in third, the Biebs in fourth, and Amy Winehouse in fifth.

 


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