Buble beats out ‘New Moon’ on album sales chart

10.21.09 8 years ago

Michael Buble’s “Crazy Love” tops The Billboard 200 for a second week in a row, beating out the much-anticipated “Twilight Saga: New Moon” soundtrack, released Friday, 203,000 to 115,000. Granted, this was the jazz singer’s first full week of sales, and “New Moon” (at No. 2) was only on shelves for three days — with pre-sales included — as it was released early on Friday.

Still, it’s a triumph for Buble, as this marks his second-best sales week.

Jay-Z’s “Blueprint 3” climbs up 5-3 despite a 15% sales slip to 55,000. Barbra Streisand’s “Love Is the Answer” sits at No. 4 (49,000, -34%), Miley Cyrus’ “The Time of Our Lives” ascends 8-5 (40,000, -15%) and Black Eyed Peas’ “The E.N.D.” bounds up 23-6 (40,000, +56%). After an appearance on “Oprah” and the release of a new music video (“Fifteen”), Taylor Swift and her “Fearless” zoom up 17-7 (33,000, +7%).

The Flaming Lips score their best chart position ever, though it’s not their best sales week. “Embryonic” debuts at No. 8 with 32,000. Their last album, “At War with the Mystics,” began at No. 11 but with 48,000 in 2006.

Mario’s “D.N.A.” has a No. 9 start, also with around 32,000. His 2007 album “Go” only had a No. 21 bow, but sold 77,000 in its first week as it was released around the holidays.

Mariah Carey’s “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” continues its descent 7-10, with 31,000 on a 43% sales decline.

Sales for the year are down 13% compared to last year. Sales this week are down 7% compared to the sales week last week.

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