Susan Boyle keeps Andrea Bocelli at bay at No. 1 on Billboard 200

12.09.09 7 years ago 2 Comments

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Andrea Bocelli”s “My Christmas” may have had a 97% surge in sales this past week, but it”s still not enough to knock Susan Boyle”s “I Dreamed a Dream” down from the top spot on The Billboard 200. The British singer”s set sold 527,000 copies, according to Billboard, down 25% compared to the week prior. It helps that her version of “Silent Night” is spinning on Christmas-formatted radio stations, and that buzz on her on the internet continues its swell.

“My Christmas,” meanwhile, holds tight yet again at No. 2 with 428,000. He may still gain No. 1 yet, as the holiday season marches forth.

Taylor Swift”s “Fearless,” on an increase of a mere 2%, rockets up 8-3 with 127,000.

R. Kelly gets a No. 4 debut for “Untitled,” with 114,000. All of his other studio albums, excluding his 1992 debut “Born in the ’90s,” reached No. 1 or No. 2. Still, bless his heart, he”s the only artist to debut in the top 10 this week. The next-highest debut comes from an album that involves the word “Squeakquel” in it, so let”s just move on.

Lady GaGa”s “The Fame” reissue, with “The Fame Monster,” rises 6-5 (84,000, -45%), Carrie Underwood”s “Play On” climbs 9-6 (81,000, -35%), Norah Jones” “The Fall” ascends 10-7 (80,000, -27%) and Michael Jackson”s “This Is It” compilation moves 11-8 (75,000, -31%).

“The Twilight Saga: New Moon” soundtrack is up 12-9 (72,000, -31%) while Michael Buble”s “Crazy Love” zooms up 18-10 (also 72,000, +6%).

Sales for the year are down 13% compared to last year. Numbers are also down 5% compared to last week and down 10% compared to the same week last year.

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