Michael Buble Beats Out Rihanna and Nickelback for #1 Album

Michael Buble’s five-week-old Christmas album snuck into the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart thanks to sales of 227,000, skipping over a pair of new releases. Slightly behind at #2 is Nickelback’s Here and Now, which moved just under 227,000 copies and Rihanna’s Talk That Talk, which hit #3 after selling 198,000.

Also debuting in the top 10 were Mary J. Blige’s : My Life II … The Journey Continues
 (#5, 156,000) and Daughtry’s Break the Spell (#8, 129,000). The rest of the top 10: Drake, Take Care (#4, 173,000, down 73 percent), Justin Bieber, Under the Mistletoe (#6, 142,000), Adele, 21 (#7, 140,000), Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (#9, 88,000) and Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto (#10, 79,000).

Lady Gaga’s holiday EP, “A Very Gaga Holiday,” came in at a mere #51 on the charts, with a modest sales of 22,000.


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