|Carrie Underwood lands at No. 2 this week. (WENN.COM file photo)
Carrie Underwood, the 2005 "American Idol" champ, put a country charge into the Canadian album charts this week, but it wasn't enough to dethrone the King of Pop.
Underwood’s third effort, "Play On," had the top entry, coming in at No. 2 with sales of 15,000, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.
"Play On" came close to matching the sales of her last album, "Carnival Ride," which entered the charts at No. 1 with 17,000 in sales back in 2007. (For the completists out there, her first studio effort, "Some Hearts," came in at No. 20 in November of 2005.)
However, Underwood's debut wasn't enough to unseat Michael Jackson's "This Is It," which remained at No. 1 for a second consecutive week, racking up another 19,000 in sales.
Meanwhile, Michael Buble's "Crazy Love" (14,000) slipped one spot to No. 3, the soundtrack to the Global TV show "Glee" checked in at No. 4, and Rod Stewart's "Soulbook" moved down two to No. 5.
Three debuts occupied the next three spots, starting with the Foo Fighters' "Greatest Hits" at No. 6, Ima's "Christmas" at No. 7, and Slayer's "World Painted Blood" (no, it’s not a holiday album) at No. 8.
Rounding out the top 10 was Taylor Swift's "Fearless" at No. 9, and Weezer's new disc, "Raditude," at No. 10.
In the U.S., Carrie Underwood took top spot, followed by Michael Jackson in second, Andrea Bocelli's "My Christmas" in third, the "Glee" soundtrack in fourth, and the compilation "NOW 32" in fifth.