Michael Buble’s “Christmas” makes it four weeks at the top of The Billboard 200, as the holiday set moved 448,000 copies last week. That’s down 7% compared to the week prior; no matter, it’s still sold 1.96 million copies in the U.S., making it the third best-seller of the year so far, with two more sales weeks to go – one of those celebrating the week-after his “Saturday Night Live” appearance.
Adele’s “21” just crossed the 5 million mark, making her the year’s best-seller, but also the best-seller since 2004, when Usher moved eight million copies of “Confessions.” “21 sits tight at No. 2 with 277,000 this week, a 48% increase.
Justin Bieber’s “Under the Mistletoe” climbs No. 4 to No. 3 (171,000, +8%) and the Black Keys’ “El Camino” dips No. 2 to No. 4 (85,000, -59%). Lady Antebellum’s “Own the Night” rockets up No. 15 to No. 5 (81,000, +60%), after the band performed on “Good Morning America” and “Live with Kelly” last week.
Nickelback’s “Here and Now” rebounds No. 8 to No. 6 (80,000, +22%), Drake’s “Take Care” stays at No. 7 (77, 000, +5%), Andrea Bocelli’s “Concerto: One Night in Cetnral Park” dips No. 6 to No. 8 (76,000, -3%), Scotty McCreery’s “Clear As Day” ascends No. 13 to No. 9 (67,000, +29%) and Amy Winehouse’s “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” falls No. 5 to No. 10 (65,000, -43%).
Anthony Hamilton’s “Back to Love” bows outside the top tier, at No. 12 with 63,000.
Album sales are up 15% over the previous week and are down 10% compared to the same sales week in 2010. Sales are up 1% compared to last year.


After five years as a columnist and editor at Billboard, Katie Hasty joined HitFix in 2009 for music and film reporting out of New York. The Midwest native has worked as a writer, music promoter and in A&R since 1999 and performs with her band Numbers And Letters.