Buble breaks own sales mark

Michael Buble (QMI Agency file photo)

Michael Buble (QMI Agency file photo)

, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:25 PM ET

For Michael Buble, it certainly is the most wonderful time of the year.

After notching the best sales week of 2011 last week (92,000), the Vancouver superstar broke his own record this week, selling just under 100,000 copies of "Christmas" and easily topped the charts once again.

He also racked up the best sales week from a Canadian artist in these parts since Gregory Charles' "I Think of You" sold 109,000 in its debut back in October of 2006.

"Christmas" has now sold a remarkable 444,000 copies since its release eight weeks ago, according to Nielsen SoundScan.


Follow QMI Agency's John Williams on Twitter!


He was also No. 1 stateside for a fourth consecutive week, selling 448,000 copies in the U.S., according to Billboard.com.

Back here, Adele's "21" was stuck at No. 2, but dealt out another 50,000 in sales, running its grand total to a whopping 850,000. Justin Bieber got in on the holiday action at No. 3, rising up one and pushing up sales of his "Under the Mistletoe" to 37,000, an increase of 45% from last week, while Nickelback's "Here and Now" came up two levels to No. 4.

LMFAO's "Sorry for Party Rocking" moved from No. 8 to No.5, "MuchDance 2012" occupied the No. 6 slot, and Amy Winehouse's "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" slipped two positions to No. 7 in its second week.

Closing out the top 10 was Rihanna's "Talk That Talk" at No. 8, the Black Keys' "El Camino" at No. 9, and "Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 2" at No. 10.

In the U.S., Adele placed second, Justin Bieber in third, the Black Keys in fourth, and Lady Antebellum's "Own the Night" in fifth.

 


Videos

Photos