Thursday, November 10, 2011

Justin Bieber tops Billboard album chart

Justin Bieber debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with his holiday effort, “Under The Mistletoe.”

Billboard reports Bieber led the way this week with sales of 210,000 copies of the new release.

Justin’s third #1 album is also the first Christmas set by a male artist to debut in top spot in the 55-year history of the chart and just the eighth holiday album to hit No. 1. Susan Boyle's 2010 album, "The Gift," is the only other Christmas effort to open atop the list.

There are 6 debuts in the Top 10 this week, including the entire top 4: Bieber, Wale, Miranda Lambert and Susan Boyle all enter the chart with strong sales in their opening week.

Last week’s #1 by Coldplay dropped to #7, while Kelly Clarkson’s #2 album slid to #10 this time out.

The rest of the changes are featured on the list below; last week’s chart position is in brackets.

Read more chart details at Billboard here and see the full Billboard 200 chart here.

Billboard 200

01. (-) "Under The Mistletoe," Justin Bieber Under the Mistletoe (Deluxe Edition) - Justin Bieber

02. (-) "Ambition," Wale Ambition (Deluxe Version) - Wale

03. (-) "Four The Record," Miranda Lambert Four the Record (Deluxe Edition) - Miranda Lambert

04. (-) "Someone To Watch Over Me," Susan Boyle Someone to Watch Over Me - Susan Boyle

05. (4) "21," Adele 21 - ADELE

06. (-) "Ceremonials," Florence + The Machine Ceremonials (Deluxe Version) - Florence + The Machine

07. (1) "Mylo Xyloto," Coldplay Mylo Xyloto - Coldplay

08. (3) "Christmas," Michael Buble Christmas - Michael Bublé

09. (-) "Open Invitation," Tyrese Open Invitation - Tyrese

10. (2) "Stronger," Kelly Clarkson Stronger - Kelly Clarkson

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Justin Bieber – Mistletoe

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