Michael Buble extends his three-week reign on Billboard Hot 200 to another week. The "I Haven't Met You Yet" hitmaker firmly holds the first position on the United States album chart with his latest holiday album "Christmas" which adds another 448,000 copies in its sixth week on sale (down 7%).
The number is enough to push the album's cumulative sales to 1.96 million in the U.S. alone. This makes Buble an artist with the third-best selling album of the year so far. He's placed behind Adele ("21" - 5.28 million units) and Lady GaGa ("Born This Way" - 2.03 million).
If the album steadily pulls in strong number in the following days leading to the closing week of 2011, Buble would score the second-biggest selling album by the end of the year, swapping places with the Mother Monster. Additionally, he will prolong his stay on the penthouse of the weekly rundown.
Although Adele beats Buble in the overall sale number, the British popstar is forced to bow down to the Canadian jazz crooner on the chart. Rising one spot higher from last week's position, the "Someone Like You" singer secures the runner-up place after her groundbreaking album shifts another 277,000 copies (up 48%).
Giving up the second spot, The Black Keys fall to No. 4 with their latest studio release "El Camino" which pulls in 85,000 copies (down 59%). Justin Bieber, who occupied the fourth place last week, now climbs up to rounding up the top 3 as his effort "Under the Mistletoe" sells 171,000 (up 8%).
There is no new entry on the chart this week since the highest debut comes in at No. 12. The spot belongs to Anthony Hamilton's "Back to Love" which starts with 63,000 copies. Filling the voids which are usually belong to the new entries are two holdovers which make a jump back to the top 10 after being kicked out of the list in the previous weeks.
Country music trio Lady Antebellum leap from No. 15 to No 5 with their LP "Own the Night" which adds 81,000 copies (up 60%). Also, "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery moves up from No. 13 to No. 9 this week with his debut album "Clear as Day" which pulls in 67,000 units (up 29%).