December 08, 2005 09:31:09 GMT
"NOW! That's What I Call Music 20" returned to the top slot in its fifth week as overall sales slipped despite the onset of the holiday shopping seaso
Here is the list of names included in the Top 10 of album chart for the weeks leading up to Christmas. The top spot is held by the hits package "NOW! That's What I Call Music 20" by various artists which is sold 158,000 copies across the United States in the week ended December 4. Comes after at 2nd is R&B singer Chris Brown, whose "Chris Brown" album sold 154,000 copies.
The No. 3 position is secured by 'American Idol' Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts" which ups four places from No. 7. Next comes Kenny Chesney's "The Road and the Radio" which drops two places to No. 4 with 138,000 copies, ahead of Colombian rocker Shakira, whose new English-language album "Oral Fixation, Vol. 2," enters the chart at No. 5 on sales of 128,000.
Meanwhile, Enya's "Amarantine" ups two places to No. 6 with 116,000 copies, while Mariah Carey's "The Emancipation Of Mimi" downs one to No. 7 with 110,000 units. Slips two places to No. 8 with 105,000 copies in its third week is Madonna's "Confessions on a Dance Floor," followed by Canadian rock band Nickelback who reenters the chart with its "All the Right Reasons" rises two places to No. 9. Rounding out the Top 10 is System of a Down's "Hypnotize" with 102,000 copies.