Michael Buble’s “Christmas” album takes the No. 1 slot on The Billboard 200 for a fifth straight week on the current tally. Leading up to the big holiday, the set moved 467,000 copies – a 4% increase – from Dec. 19 to Dec. 25.

“Christmas” becomes the year’s second best-seller, behind this week’s No. 2 set, Adele’s “21.” It sits tight at No. 2 on the albums chart with 399,000 units (+44%), which was enough to beat a big debut from Young Jeezy. The rappers long-awaited “TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition” dropped in at No. 3 with 233,000. His previous set, “The Recession,” bowed at No. 1 with 260,000 in 2008.
Justin Bieber’s “Under the Mistletoe” falls No. 3 to No. 4 (225,000, +32%), Drake’s “Take Care” climbs No. 7 to No. 5 (131,000, +71%), Lady Antebellum’s “Own the Night” dips No. 5 to No. 6 (110,000, +36%) and Rihanna’s “Talk That Talk” re-enters the top tier No. 14 to No. 7 (99,000, +83%).
Nickelback’s “here and Now” moves No. 6 to No. 8 (99,000, +23%), the Black Keys' “El Camino” slids No. 4 to No. 9 (92,000, +9%) and “Now 40” ascends No. 11 to No. 10 (88,000, +38%).
Album sales are up 35% this week over last week, and up less than 1% compared to the same week last year. Sales for the year 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.